Tyga is one of those hip hop stars who have made the genre interesting to everyone because of how he has made his style different. Also an actor, he grew up in Compton, California, and has established himself not only in music but in the entertainment industry at large. Born as Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson on November 19, 1989, in Compton, California, Tyga (Thank you God always) is a young successful music artist and businessman.
This rapper of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent was brought up in the low socio-economic area of Compton where he dreamt of getting rich which has eventually come to pass. While his professional life, thanks to his unique style of music, has remained fascinating, his private life and relationships have not also been without so many interesting things.
The Unique Music Style Of Tyga
By all definition, one can say Tyga is a rapper, but the truth is that his style is pretty much different from that of anyone else. From the time he started, he has transformed his manner of hip hop to what it is today.
He adds rhythm to his type of hip hop, while also seeming to take the form of pop music at some point. Most of his songs are not too different from each other. They revolve around simple bass loops and electronic hand-claps with simple hooks. The style has worked for him, ensuring that he has a great career thus far.
Releasing the first album, No Introduction, in his late teens, he made his debut as a rapper and was critically acclaimed which embroidered him with fame and riches. With this, he went on to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment, releasing a number of mixtapes that featured other artists such as Bow Wow, Lil Wayne, Kevin McCall, etc. Subsequently, he gained himself a nomination at the Grammy Awards.
Flourishing his music career with major label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King which includes singles like chart-topping Faded, Far Away and Making It Nasty, he paved the way to make a millionaire out of himself.
Songs and Awards
So far, Tyga has released a series of successful albums. They include:
Young on Probation – Released in 2007, the mixtape garnered him enough popularity to sign a record deal with Young Money Entertainment.
No Introduction – This was Tyga’s first independent album which was released on June 10, 2008. The album turned out to be successful and one of the songs, Diamond Life was used in the video games Need for Speed Undercover and Madden NFL 2009, as well as in the 2009 movie Fighting.
Fan of Fan is Tyga’s first mixtape in collaboration with Cris Brown. It was released on May 16, 2010.
Black Thoughts – Released on December 4, 2011.
Careless World: Rise of the Last King – Released on February 21, 2012, as his second studio album with Young Money Entertainment. Multiple singles from the album ranked high on the charts.
Hotel California – Released on April 9th, 2013 in collaboration with artists like Rick Ross, Nikki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Chris Brown.
BitchImTheShit2 – This is Tyga’s fifth studio album released on July 21, 2017, by Last Kings Records and Empire Distribution
Tyga has been nominated for several awards, including Grammy, BET and World Music Awards. So far, he has taken home the MuchVIBE Hip-Hop Video of the Year, in 2012.
Tyga’s Net Worth
The Hookah singer is one of the most successful rappers around. As of 2015, his financial standing was estimated at $10 million but, his spending habit and expensive lifestyle saw the value of his wealth dwindle. Also, the many lawsuits from a landlord of an apartment he rented, for jewellery he didn’t pay for and for not paying tax, left a huge hole in his pocket.
Again, Tyga didn’t only spend on himself as demonstrated by his fleet of luxury vehicles that includes a Mercedes SLS Coupe ($220,000) and a Lamborghini Aventador ($400,000); he has been very generous to his family and girlfriends.
His family lives in a rented mansion worth $15.4 million in Calabasas, California. He purchased for his ex-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner a $30,000 diamond ring for Christmas and a Ferrari 482 Italia for her 18th birthday.
Based on the foregoing, the rapper’s financial standing dropped to an estimated $2 million before now rising to $5 million. He made a better part of his fortune from his career as a musician, as well as a number of endorsement deals.
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All The Women That Make Up The Love Life Of Tyga
When the name of Tyga gets mentioned, one of the first things that come to mind is the long list of women he has dated. He may still not be married, but since 2007, he has continued to be very busy in the relationship front. In total, he has been linked to more than 20 women since he caught the eye of the public.
While most of his relationships were brief, there are others that were quite long and worth remembering.
1. Ana Beatriz Boaretto
In 2019, he started dating Ana Beatriz Boaretto. One of the things that many find interesting with the relationship is the striking resemblance between the young model and Tyga’s ex-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner. Because of this, she was trolled on social media by many.
2. Carla Howe
From 2017 to 2019, Tyga dated model, Carla Howe. The rapper was said to have reached for a gun after seeing her with a love rival at Floyd Mayweather’s birthday in 2019. She revealed that after the incident, she was scared for her life as she never saw that side of him.
3. Kylie Jenner
The first time the young entrepreneur met Tyga was when she was 14. Three years later when she was 17 and he was 25, they started dating in 2014. For the next three years, they would keep breaking up and coming back together. until 2017 when they decided to end things up.
Although they had both moved on to different people, there have been speculations that they might be getting back together after they were spotted together a number of times.
4. Blac Chyna
One of his most known relationships was with American model Angela Renée White, who is better known as Blac Chyna. The two continued the relationship on and off from 2011 until 2015 when they parted ways finally. The relationship was blessed with a son, King Cairo Stevenson who was born in 2012.
5. Jordan Craig
Not only did he date model Jordan Craig in 2010, but the two also walked down the aisle on September 6, 2010. Unfortunately, the union only survived for a month before Jordan filed for a divorce which was finalized in 2011.
6. Leaux Lolo Steez
Another uneventful relationship on Tyga’s list was with Leaux Lolo Steez. They were an item from 2009 to 2010.
7. Chanel Iman
In mid-2008, Chanel Iman confirmed that she was dating the rapper in Vogue’s May edition. This relationship also ended as uneventful as those before it.
8. Kiely Williams
From 2007 to 2008, he dated Kiely Williams. Although this relationship was on for a little while, there is little information about it. Not only was she one of his first high profile women, but she was also 31 while he was only 20.
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9. Jenna Shea
One of the first women the rapper was linked to is Jenna Shea. The two hooked up in 2007, although there was nothing serious between them. She claimed in an interview that he gave her bladder infection.
Other women he has been linked to in the past include Amanda Trivizas, Katya Henry, Emily Caro, Iggy Azalea, among others.