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Birth Name :

Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson

Birth Date :

November 19, 1989

Birth Place :

Compton, California, USA

Claim to fame :

Album "No Introduction" (2008)


With huge determination and a clear vision of what he wants, Tyga pursued his career as a rapper after an aisle debate with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. Born November 19, 1989, Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson is of Vietnamese and Jamaican descent. Living in the infamous Compton, CA, Tyga raised above the negativity by building social networks and recording mixtapes to enhance his career in music. The big break came through his cousin, McCoy.

Tyga bumped onto McCoy at popular Los Angeles sneakers store, Fight Club, one day. At first they talked about shoes and soon the conversation switched to the greatest rappers. "We started talking about music and I got enough courage to give him my little mixtape" Tyga said. "He was telling me all this stuff he was doing with his band and I thought he was just lying to seem cool. Then one day I saw him on MTV, then I started hitting him up on AIM non stop! Next thing you know I'm on tour with him going all over the world. It was crazy."

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Tyga Parties With Drake's Ex in 'Make It Work' Music Video

December 09, 2014 04:57:36 GMT

The official music video for 's "Make It Work" has arrived for fans' viewing pleasure. Debuted on Monday, December 8, the clip finds the rapper chilling in a private jet with a leopard and a bunch of money around him before joining his crew to take over the streets in L.A. and spending the rest of the day on a rooftop.

Tyga Hints He's No Longer Signed to Young Money

December 05, 2014 08:43:43 GMT

's days with Young Money are apparently really over. After blasting the record label a few months ago and accusing them of causing the delays of his "", the rapper said on Twitter on Thursday, December 4 that he would be releasing the album independently in 2015. "#TheGoldAlbum is going to be my first independent release 2015," he wrote.

Tyga and Kylie Jenner Serve Thanksgiving Meals for Homeless People

November 27, 2014 04:54:47 GMT

and were among stars who helped serve meals for homeless people on Thanksgiving eve. The two stars, who have been heavily rumored to be dating, took part at L.A. Mission's Annual Thanksgiving for the Homeless alongside other famous names and public figures such as , , and Miss California Marina Inserra.

Tyga Cancels Club Appearance After Underage Kylie Jenner Is Denied Entry

November 20, 2014 04:13:40 GMT

There must be something between and . The rapper canceled his scheduled performance at a Ciroc-sponsored event held at a club in West Hollywood after his rumored girlfriend, who's only 17, was denied entry.

Tyga Announces 'The Gold Album' Will Arrive in December

November 13, 2014 08:48:22 GMT

's "" has a new release date. The rapper announced on Twitter on Wednesday, November 12 that the LP, which was originally planned for November 18, would finally arrive on December 23.

Tygas's Music Video Filming Shut Down by Police

November 12, 2014 07:39:03 GMT

apparently had another run-in with police. Just one day after he was handcuffed for reckless driving, the police had to shut down a filming for his music video in L.A. on Tuesday, November 11 after about 1,000 fans showed up at the area.

Tyga Handcuffed and Cited During Music Video Shoot

November 11, 2014 03:47:59 GMT

was handcuffed and cited by the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday morning, November 10. In a video obtained by TMZ, the 24-year-old rapper was seen being handcuffed against a fence and surrounded by numerous cops and six cop cars.

Drake, Tyga and Blac Chyna Feuding on Social Media

November 03, 2014 02:56:25 GMT

, and Blac Chyna took their beef to social media over the weekend. The rift between the Toronto rapper and Tyga started after the latter shared in a recent interview with Vibe that he did not really like Drake and called him "fake."

Tyga Denies Dating Kylie Jenner

October 23, 2014 06:15:33 GMT

has denied that he is dating . The rapper, who was recently photographed with the reality star in at least two occasions, says in a new interview with Vibe that they actually are just friends who love hanging out together.

Tyga Debuts Kanye West-Produced New Song '40 Mill'

October 15, 2014 07:29:27 GMT

has officially released "40 Mill", the highly-anticipated new single from his upcoming album. Days after blasting his label Young Money in a series of Twitter posts, the rapper dropped the track co-produced by and Mike Dean via his Last Kings Music imprint.

Tyga Threatens to Leak New Album as He Accuses Young Money of Holding Him Hostage

October 11, 2014 03:48:33 GMT

plans to leak his own album and leave Young Money in the near future. In a string of Twitter posts he sent out on Friday, October 10, the rapper said that his new LP titled "" was completed but the record label held him hostage so he couldn't release anything.

Tyga Previews Kanye West-Produced New Single '40 Mill'

September 24, 2014 03:52:48 GMT

has previewed "40 Mill", a new single from his upcoming album. The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 23 to share a short snippet of the song co-produced by and Mike Dean.

Tyga Hits the Strip Club for 'Real Deal' Music Video

September 12, 2014 02:56:33 GMT

takes viewers directly to a strip club in the official music video for his "Real Deal". In the clip he shared on Thursday, September 11, the rapper is featured enjoying a wild night out with numerous ladies around him strutting their stuff in their barely-there outfits.

Tyga Splits From Blac Chyna

August 13, 2014 07:20:06 GMT

has broken up with his fiancee, Blac Chyna, TMZ reports. According to the site, the 24-year-old rapper is the one who ended the relationship. Blac allegedly "isn't acknowledging the breakup" and is "in denial." Some of her belongings are still in their house.

Tyga's 'The Gold Album' to Arrive on November 18

August 07, 2014 06:42:51 GMT

has set the official release date of his new album. The rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 6 to announce that the LP, titled "", would be released on November 18.

Tyga Drops Out of Wiz Khalifa's 'Under the Influence of Music' Tour

July 11, 2014 03:48:38 GMT

is no longer expected to join 's upcoming "Under the Influence of Music" tour. Wiz announced the news in a Twitter post he sent out on Thursday, July 10, simply writing, "Tyga dropped off the tour. Sorry ya'll."

Chris Brown Pictured in Studio With Tyga and Lil Boosie

June 14, 2014 04:47:19 GMT

, who was released from jail earlier this month, has gone back to work. Frequent collaborator took to Twitter on Friday, June 13 to share a photo of him posing with the singer and in a studio.

Tyga Parties With Ladies and Animals in 'Hookah' Video Ft. Young Thug

June 07, 2014 04:38:14 GMT

takes viewers to an exotic jungle for the music video of his collaboration with , "Hookah". Directed by T-Raww himself, the three-and-a-half-minute visuals features the rapper spitting his verses alongside a bikini-clad lady, a tiger, a camel and a monkey.

Danity Kane Returns With New Single 'Lemonade' Ft. Tyga

May 16, 2014 04:32:31 GMT

is officially back. The ladies, who announced their reunion back in August, have teamed up with rapper for their comeback single titled "Lemonade" which arrived via their SoundCloud on Thursday, May 15.

Tyga Previews Response to Lil Durk's Diss

May 05, 2014 06:46:16 GMT

has responded to Lil Durk's recent diss. On Sunday, May 4, the 24-year-old Compton rapper took to Instagram to preview a new "Chi-Raq" remix in which he's featured calling out Durk by name.

Lil Durk Disses Tyga in the Preview of His 'Cri-Raq' Remix

April 28, 2014 08:57:10 GMT

Lil Durk is taking shots at in his upcoming remix of and Lil Herb's recent collaboration, "Chi-Raq". Over the weekend, the Chicago rapper shared an Instagram video of him rapping some verses containing harsh words for T-Raww.

Wiz Khalifa Enlists Tyga and Ty Dolla $ign for 2014 'Under the Influence' Tour

April 23, 2014 09:06:35 GMT

is set to hit the road again this summer. The rapper announced on Tuesday, April 22 that he would headline his annual "Under the Influence of Music" tour with special guests , , , , Mack Wilds, Iamsu!, and .

Jennifer Lopez Debuts DJ Khaled's 'I Luh Ya Papi' Remix Ft. French Montana, Big Sean and Tyga

April 22, 2014 06:45:51 GMT

has hired and for his remix of 's collaboration with , "I Luh Ya Papi". In the star-studded new version, which was released on Monday, April 21, the original beat produced by Detail has been totally reworked.

Tyga, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj Star in Bizarre 'Senile' Video

April 16, 2014 04:56:35 GMT

, and have premiered the official visuals of their collaboration, "Senile". Directed by Colin Tilley, the colorful and bizarre video features the three rappers in their own wacky world.

Incarcerated Chris Brown Premieres 'Loyal' Video Ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga

March 25, 2014 01:56:37 GMT

Despite his legal troubles, still managed to release a new music video. The star, who's currently serving jail time, joined forces with and for the visuals of their collaboration, "Loyal".

Chris Brown Sets 'X' Album Release Date, Debuts 'B**ches' Ft. Tyga

February 24, 2014 04:01:05 GMT

has set a new release date for his long-delayed new album, "". The 24-year-old singer took to Twitter on Saturday, February 22 to tell his fans that the record would finally arrive on May 5.

Tyga and Kanye West Pictured Working in Studio Together

January 07, 2014 06:17:39 GMT

is apparently cooking up something good with . On Monday, January 6, the 24-year-old rapper tweeted a black-and-white photo of him working in a studio with West. "Raww x Yeezus," he captioned the pic.

Tyga and Justin Bieber Stop Time in 'Wait for a Minute' Music Video

December 20, 2013 03:42:28 GMT

has debuted the music video for his collaboration with , "Wait for a Minute". Inspired by movie "The Matrix", the clip features the rapper and the pop star stopping time and running away from their female fans and paparazzi who chase them through a huge building.

Tyga and Justin Bieber Tease 'Wait for a Minute' Video

November 16, 2013 02:03:12 GMT

and shot the music video for their collaboration, "Wait for a Minute", in Long Beach, California earlier this week. On Friday, November 17, the rapper and the Canadian pop singer decided to tease their upcoming project with a behind-the-scenes clip.

Justin Bieber Releases New Song 'Wait for a Minute' Ft. Tyga

September 07, 2013 03:24:23 GMT

For Beliebers eager to hear 's long-awaited and much-teased-about single "Heartbreaker", they'll be frustrated to know the new song he just dropped featuring rapper is a different track. But if his fans want to hear The Biebs' soulful vocals in a seductively slow R'n'B jam, they won't be disappointed with "Wait for a Minute".

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