Tyga is a well Known American rapper. The rapper started off his music journey as a song writer and composer. Later he started making his own music and uploading it online.
His brother and singer Travis McCoy helped Tyga discover himself, as he took him on a tour with his group ‘Gym Class Heroes’. His stage name; Tyga is an acronym that he created for ‘Thank You God Always’. He can also be recognized as the boyfriend of Kylie Jenner. Tyga has been nominated for several prestigious awards including Grammy’s, BET Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV Music Awards and World Music Awards.
Micheal Ray Stevenson was born in 1989 on 19th November. He was raised in Compton, California. During his early years he stayed in Compton, and later his family moved to Gardena in California; when he when was 12.
He is the cousin of fellow singer Travis McCoy, who is also the creator of ‘Gym Class Heroes’.
He considers Fabolous, Cam’ron, Lil Wayne and Eminem as the major influences on his music.
Tyga met Blac Chyna during the 2011 ‘FAME’ tour and soon started dating her, after their first meeting. In 2012 the couple gave birth to their son, King Cairo Stevenson. The couple separated in 2014.
Career: He started off his career by creating music and uploading it on the internet. In 2007, he performed at MTV Music Awards with Lil Wayne and ‘Fall Out Boys’.
In 2008 Tyga launched his debut album ‘No Introduction’. Tyga was first signed by an independent record label Bat Squad Records. His other albums include ‘Careless World: Rise of the Last King’, ‘Hotel California’, ‘Fan of a Fan: The Album’ and ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’.
He has also done cameos, and small roles in Hollywood movies like ‘Dope’, ‘Barbershop: The Next Cult’, ‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’ and ‘Going Under’.
Tyga Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.5 Million US Dollars
The American rapper has been working in the music industry professionally since 2008, and has released five albums, which are known for their record sales. The singer is also known as a television personality, thanks to his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who is a part of star television series ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’. Tyga is also known to make thousands from his endorsement deals with companies like Last Kings, LA Gear, PEEPME, CRISP etc. The rapper has managed to create for him a net worth of $2.5 million, as of 2017. It is being estimated that Tyga will make over $1.8 million this year alone from his endorsement and touring ventures.
Tyga Business Model
Like his stage name acronym, Tyga seems to thank God by serving others through noble deeds like charity. He is known for making donations in several charities and foundations which include School on Wheels, The Children Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases of LA Hospital, ROAR and several more. The rapper also makes thousands of dollars from his endorsement deals and television appearances.
Tyga was robbed of a diamond chain in 2008, which landed in the hands of 40 Glocc, who bragged about it online. Tyga refused to complain about him, as he felt that 40 Glocc is local rapper didn’t rob him and was just trying to brag about it.
In 2012, Tyga was sued and asked to pay $10 million to two models who appeared in his ‘Make it Nasty’ music video. The models claimed that Tyga didn’t take their consent to show their nipples. They claimed they were assured it will be blurred.
In 2013, he was charged of not paying a Jeweler named Jason $91,000, who had a bill ready for the rapper.
Currently Tyga is dating one of the Kardashian sisters, Kylie Jenner. Apparently the couple always remains in the news for their on and off relationship. Recently, the rapper released a new single ‘Girl You Loud’ which features Chris Brown and Kylie Jenner.
Tyga has been dedicated towards making a name for himself in the music industry. He has managed to create a huge fan base that supports and loves him, and his work. We just hope to hear more of his songs in the coming future.