Tyga is a rapper from Compton, California (although there is some debate as Tyga once claimed to being from a “well to do” family from South California’s “Valley”). Perhaps best known for dating Kylie Jenner, Tyga first came on the scene as a promising young rap star. After signing a lucrative record deal with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, a few menially successful singles and a collaboration with Chris Brown, Tyga finally hit it big in 2011 with his massive first single, “Rack City.”
Since then, Tyga has become frequent fodder for tabloids and celebrity blogs as his career seems to be totally spiraling out. Tyga’s embarrassing run recently came to a glorious crescendo on the rapper’s 25th birthday this past November. Future, perhaps rap’s biggest star, released a video for his song “Rich Sex” that features Tyga’s baby momma, Blac Chyna, getting all types of freaky. In addition to this, his long-time girlfriend, Jenner, reportedly left him and his newly released single greatly underperformed.
Now I know it’s wrong to kick a man while he’s down, but damn, Tyga, get it together. Whenever I see you I get embarrassed for you. The same way I used to get embarrassed for Doug Funny when he tried to talk to Patti Mayonnaise. You need to reevaluate, choose a new career path so you can pay off some of your debt. Here are the Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things About Tyga.
10. Kylie Paying Off His Debt?
Radar Online reported that Kylie Jenner has bailed out Tyga in a huge way, paying off his $50,000 rent debt. This isn’t the only debt issue that Tyga has, as he has been evicted from multiple Calabassas, California mansions. He is also in a dispute with a jewelry maker over an unpaid bill for thousands of dollars. Tyga also has a reportedly $208, 334 lien against him. So it was incredibly surprising when Tyga “bought” Jenner a $320,000 Ferrari for her 18th birthday. It’s not clear that Tyga didn’t actually buy the car for Jenner but rather leased it. Yikes, looks like this king has to start living within his means.
9. Tyga Fights Swiss Club Owner
Tyga was booked to play a Swiss club this past June but arrived late and only performed 10 minutes of what was scheduled to be an hour-long set. This is an extremely unprofessional move for an international celebrity. The club’s owner was rightfully enraged by Tyga’s careless, inconsiderate behavior and accosted the rapper after the show. One thing led to another and a full-fledged brawl broke out. Tyga was briefly in the middle of the fray but nonetheless retreated with his tail between his legs, leaving the heavy lifting to his body guards before ducking out with girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.
8. Gibberish Lyrics
So, obviously Tyga has tried to assert himself as this hip-hop jack of all trades, but let’s not forget that he is first a rapper. One of the most embarrassing things about Tyga are his lyrics. They’re lacking in substance and coherence. Take for example his song “Hard For You.” Tyga raps, “time to find some love for that, lay up and cuddle that, in the club getting on, rather chill in bubble bath.” Rub a dub dub, last king in a tub. Perhaps Tyga’s worst rap of all time came on the song “Pleazer.” In it he raps, “I’m f**cking faster, I’m getting stronger, I hit her, she backwards, licking her a**hole, my d**k is the password.” No chill whatsoever.
7. Blac Chyna’s and Future’s Birthday Present
Tyga‘s 26th birthday was on November 19, 2015. It’s likely a day that Tyga would rather forget as everything seemed to go wrong for him. One of the most embarrassing parts of the day came when Future dropped his new video for “Rich Sex.” Future and Tyga’s feud has been well documented, as has Tyga’s tumultuous relationship with his baby momma, so it makes sense that they decided to fire some shots on his b-day. The video finds a scantily clad Chyna dancing and getting cozy with the rap superstar. Even though Tyga claims not to care about the two’s relationship, it’s easy to assume that this isn’t the type of birthday surprise he was expecting.
6. Kingin’ Reality Show
Tyga’s MTV2 reality show, Kingin’ with Tyga, premiered this past June to almost universal disapproval. The show highlights Tyga’s life and lifestyle in a schmaltzy, fake reality TV show kind of way. In one episode, Tyga has a water slide built from his bedroom to his outdoor swimming pool. Apparently Tyga is a big fan of Blank Check. Tyga also coaxed some of his celebrity friends into stopping by as the show includes appearances from C. Breezy, Master P, Scott Disick and girlfriend, Kylie Jenner. The show ran for six episodes and there are currently no plans for more (thankfully).
5. Questionable Fashion Sense
Tyga is a bad dresser. Take for example the above atrocity that Tyga sported to the MTV Video Music Awards. Perhaps taking notes from his label boss, Lil Wayne (who is currently the worst dresser in hip-hop), Tyga time and again fails to impress with his fashion. And that’s okay, not everyone can be an impeccable dresser. The problem with Tyga is he’s trying too hard. He even has his own tacky clothing line, Last Kings, that wouldn’t be out of place on the sales rack at TJ Maxx. Tyga’s style is less Kanye and more MC Hammer.
4. The A$AP Rocky, Jenner Connection
As I said, Tyga’s birthday was a complete debacle. It was widely reported that his girlfriend (or ex), Kylie Jenner, broke up with him, didn’t attend his birthday party and was rather photographed canoodling with rapper A$AP Rocky. The pairing of Jenner and A$AP actually makes a lot of sense. Both are young, up-and-coming superstars who are also fashion icons. Rocky is often lauded for his fashion sense and, much like Jenner, millions of fans love his style.
3. Caught Cheating With Porn Star
In August 2015, Tyga was embroiled in a pretty big scandal. It was reported that Kylie Jenner was distancing herself from Tyga after uncovering a series of text messages between the rapper and transgender adult film star, Mia Isabella. Tyga dismissed all charges and took to social media to exonerate himself. Isabella responded to Tyga’s comments, taking to Twitter to say, “funny how your team created fake witch hunt so you looked the victim when in fact your (sic) guilty & I’m the victim.” After leaked text messages were released, the adult film star then went on to tell VH1, “It’s very sad that the idea of a man loving a trans person has to be considered a scandal when all people are equal.” Nonetheless, Tyga reconciled with Jenner.
2. Appearance On Bustas
In 2008, a young Tyga appeared on the ill-fated MTV show, Bustas. On the show Tyga brags about not growing up too hard and having parents with expensive cars. The clip has been referenced by multiple news outlets to question Tyga’s seemingly fictitious background in Compton. In the clip, Tyga raps, “T-Y-G-A, they say I’m not hood cuz I stay in the valley, they say I’ve never been in the alley, tell them cats, huh, I been in the alley.” Truly groundbreaking stuff. Needless to say, the show featured Tyga’s signature bad style, corniness and questionable rapping. The added bonus is that you get to see Tyga dancing to “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” in front of a green screen. Easily the most watchable television that Tyga has been a part of.
1. The Gold Album Bombs
As a recording artist, the most important thing is to sell records. In the past, Tyga has had hit singles and albums, but it seems that his luck has just about run out. His album, The Gold Album, only managed to sell 2,200 copies in its first week of widespread release. This is incredibly embarrassing for a one-time platinum-selling artist signed to a major label with great distribution. Since his album flopped, Tyga has done his best to remain a punching bag on Twitter and other social media sites. At one point, Tyga was an ascending star, but now he seems to be a complete and utter dud.