Tyga's in trouble
It’s 2018 and someone’s actually looking for Tyga. Too bad it’s the police.
A bench warrant has been put out for the “Rack City” rapper after he failed to appear for a hearing about a judgement reached against him in 2016. A fan named Shyanne Riekena had her head split open by a falling light stand at a concert in Grand Rapids, MI. She sued Tyga’s company and won a settlement of around $235k, but the rapper has failed to pay up.
In the meantime, the amount that Tyga owes Riekena has jumped to $250k. The rapper was supposed to appear before a judge to go over his assets and work out a way to start paying Shyanne. He never showed so now he has a warrant out…
Tyga’s bills seem to be piling up. He was recently sued by his former management company. The company claimed they were owed a cut of his earnings and that he fired them improperly all the way back in 2013. C&J Management and Tyga reached a deal for $1.5 million dollars, which the rapper is set to pay in installments.
If that wasn’t enough, Tyga has another multi-million dollar settlement hanging over his head. The star’s one-time business partner Chuon Gen Lee accused him of lifting his entire Lost Kings brand from her and then welching on an agreement the pair had to split the proceeds. Lee sued Tyga for $1.6 million and won. As you might expect, that number has ballooned to $2 million because Tyga hasn’t given her a cent.
You’ll get it when I get it
His poor reputation for paying people back might not be entirely Tyga’s fault, though. He was a member of the Cash Money roster — a group of artists who famously never got paid the money they were owed by label head and skinflint Birdman.
The beef with his label got so bad that Tyga created a diss track about them and recently shared a video of himself performing it on his Instagram.
“Cash Money never paid me but ya boy still madeeeee Cash Money,” Tyga said in the post, which shows him performing “Cash Money” at a show in Cannes, France.
“Somebody must have heard me when I prayed, cause I’m paid cash money,” he rapped. “Cash Money never paid me but your boy did his thing. Still make cash money.”
Even people outside of the Cash Money system have felt the need to speak up on the way that Birdman treated his artists. Rick Ross made an entire diss track about Birdman after the saga between the CEO and Lil Wayne got messy. Ross raps the following on “Idols Become Rivals”:
“Can’t believe this s**t, homie. Still love you, n**ga. But how the f**k you touch half a billion, n**ga, and your team starving, n**ga? […] I let you in my city, n**ga. What hurt me most is how you did my brother Khaled, n**ga. Khaled was loyal to you, n**ga…. You put my n**ga in a hole, homie. I don’t feel you for that.”
But, as Tyga said, he still made cash money. And that cash money that he made is undoubtedly something that the judge will want to talk about, should he ever be brought in on this latest warrant. Check out the whole story over at TMZ.
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