This rapper is always making headlines but how much do you really know about Tyga? The 27-year-old Compton native has a lucrative music career and his own reality TV series Kingin' on MTV but despite his accolades, it's his love life many know best. Tyga — who reportedly has a net worth of $12 million — was famously engaged to Blac Chyna, 29, with whom he has a four-year-old, King Cairo, and then began dating Kylie Jenner, 19.
|Tyga and Kylie called off their relationship earlier this year after many ups and downs. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)|
Everyone knows the story — Chyna went on to date, get engaged to, and have a child with Rob Kardashian, 30, Kylie's older brother. Though Kylie was 19 when she and Tyga split back in April, rumors swirled for years that Tyga was dating the youngest Jenner while she was underage.
It only gets messier! Just weeks after breaking off his long-term relationship with Kylie, Tyga was arrested for running a stop sign and driving without proper license plates after leaving a Hollywood nightclub.
With a controversial reputation like that, it's no wonder he makes headlines so often. But there's more to the 27-year-old "Feel Me" rapper than his on-again, off-again relationship, tenuous ties with his baby mama, and run-ins with the law.
Want to know more about Tyga? Keep reading to learn five facts about him.
What is Tyga's real name?
The "Rack City" rapper's real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson but he goes by his stage name Tyga — an acronym that stands for "Thank you God always." He is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent.
What are Tyga's tattoos of and how many does he have?
He's got a lot of ink! Tyga debuted a tattoo of Kylie's name in 2015 but it's certainly not his only. Previously, the rapper — who is covered head to toe in artwork — has gone on record saying he's not sure how many he really has.
"I have a lot of tattoos. I probably have over 100 tattoos," he told All Hip Hop. "I don’t know. It’s just a mural… A collage."
As for his first? "I got my mom’s name on my neck. That was my first one. I told her I was going to get it and she didn’t believe me," he said.
He's also had some famous hands do his artwork. Tyga confirmed that he allowed rapper Lil Wayne to tat his face. "Oh, yeah, that was like four years ago," he said in 2012. "It was just a few dots on the face. You can’t really mess that up."
Did Tyga and Kylie make a sex tape?
Many people wonder if Kylie followed in big sister Kim Kardashian's footsteps and made a sex tape with her ex. While Kylie and Tyga spent much of their relationship taking raunchy photos and videos, the couple has vehemently denied the existence of an X-rated tape.
However, the below NSFW video of Kyga showering together (which is of extreme production value, it's worthy to note) does exist.
Is Tyga broke?
No, Tyga is not broke. Rumors began swirling amid some legal drama, arrests, and a judge ordering Tyga to pay $186,000 to his landlord for outstanding rent fees and damaging property. But he's not broke. The Californian rapper has reportedly amassed a net worth of $12 million, which is only a little less than his former flame, Kylie Jenner, who has a net worth of $14 million.
With lucrative album sales, small venue concerts, YouTube ads, endorsements, and merchandise, Tyga garners yearly earnings of $30 million before taxes.