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Tyga

Biography

Delivered Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, he became a Grammy Award-winning rapper for “Deuces,” which he performed with Chris Dark brown and Kevin McCall this year 2010. He procured a cope with Youthful Cash Entertainment after his Youthful On Probation mixtape in 2007 was well received. His stage name means MANY THANKS God Often, and his strike song, “Rack Town,” climbed completely up to #7 over the Billboard best 100 in 2011. He previously a child called Ruler Cairo Stevenson with dancer Blac Chyna in 2012. He was within an on / off romantic relationship with reality superstar Kylie Jenner from 2014 to 2017. This year 2010, he released the mixtape Enthusiast of a Enthusiast with Chris Dark brown and other well-known rappers.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tyga
Date Of Birth November 19, 1989
Place Of Birth Compton, CA
Height 1.71 m
Profession Rapper
Education Gardena High School
Nationality American
Children King Cairo Stevenson
Parents Pasionaye Nguyen
Partner Blac Chyna
Awards Soul Train Music Rhythm & Bars Award, Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance, Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration, MuchMusic Video Award for Best Hip Hop Video, Houston, TX, United States, Ayo, Hookah, Rack City
Nominations BET Award for Best Collaboration, BET Award for Video of the Year, BET Award for Viewer's Choice, Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Collaboration, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop/R&B Song of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, Echo Award for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International), MTV Europe Music Award for Best US Act, Houston, TX, United States, Ayo, Hookah, Rack City
Movies Houston, TX, United States, Once Upon a Time in Venice, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Sleight, Dope, Mac & Devin Go to High School
TV Shows Kingin' with Tyga
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1He is of Jamaican and Vietnamese descent.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Logan2017writer: "BlackOut" - as Michael Stevenson
Office Christmas Party2016performer: "BlackOut"
Boo! A Madea Halloween2016performer: "Rack City" / writer: "Rack City" - as Michael Stevenson
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016writer: "BEND OVA" - as Michael Stevenson
We Are Your Friends2015performer: "BlackOut" / writer: "BlackOut" - as Michael Stevenson
Power2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
BET Awards 20152015TV Movie performer: "Ayo" / writer: "Ayo"
Get Hard2015performer: "Bubble Butt" / writer: "Bubble Butt" - as Michael Stevenson
Parks and RecreationTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary writer - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2015 performer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
November Rule2015performer: "Far Away" / writer: "Far Away" - as Michael Stevenson
So You Think You Can Dance2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Rap Critic Reviews2012-2014TV Series performer - 4 episodes
One Hit Wonderland2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Other Woman2014performer: "Bubble Butt"
Tis Paraskevis ta Gelia!!2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tyga: Wait for a Minute2013Video short performer: "Wait for a Minute" / writer: "Wait for a Minute"
Tyga: Rack City (Remix)2012Video short performer: "Rack City Remix" / writer: "Rack City Remix"
Fighting2009performer: "Diamond Life" / writer: "Diamond Life"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstition: The Rule of 3'sfilming
Once Upon a Time in Venice2017Salvatore
Scream: The TV Series2017TV SeriesJamal
Boo! A Madea Halloween2016Rap Artist - Tyga
Barbershop: The Next Cut2016Yummy
Travis Barker Featuring Kid Ink, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Iamsu!2015Video short
Tyga: Dope'd Up2015ShortTyga
Pia Mia: Do It Again2015ShortTyga
Ayo2015Video shortTyga
Dope2015De'Andre
Young Money Feat. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne: Senile2014Short
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne, Tyga: Loyal2014Video short
Nicki Minaj: Come on a Cone2012Video short
Tyga: Do My Dance2012ShortTyga
Mac & Devin Go to High School2012Student
Young Money: BedRock2009Video short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waka Flocka Flame Feat. Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Flo Rida: Get Low2012Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars Escape from Planet RX72013Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hip Hop Squares2017TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Real Husbands of Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Kocktails with Khloé2016TV SeriesHimself
2015 MTV Video Music Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Kingin with Tyga2015TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself - Performer
BET Experience: Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game2015TV MovieHimself
Diary of a Cheating Man2015Documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
November Rule2015Himself
2014 MTV Video Music Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Tyga: Hookah2014ShortHimself
Wake Up in It2014ShortHimself
Tyga: Wait for a Minute2013Video shortHimself
American Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
2013 AVN Awards Show2013TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
The DUB Magazine Project2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 MTV Video Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Waka Flocka Flame Feat. Nicki Minaj, Tyga and Flo Rida: Get Low2012ShortHimself
Tyga: Rack City (Remix)2012Video shortHimself
2011 BET Hip Hop Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Ridiculousness2011TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
RapFix Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Styl'd2009TV SeriesHimself
Backstage Pass2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story2016DocumentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsVideo of the Year· Chris Brown
· Lil' Wayne
2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Collaboration· Chris Brown
· Lil' Wayne
2014VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Collaboration· Chris Brown
· Lil' Wayne
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap/Sung Collaboration· Chris Brown
· Kevin McCall


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#Quote
1I never grew up in the Valley. I lived in Compton/Gardena my whole life.
2I dropped out of high school when I was, like, 15, so I just focused on doing music. It's all I wanted to do; I didn't want to work or anything else. I took all the negativity and obstacles that came with life, and I just put it in the music.
3A lot of people don't know I'm from the West Coast. My swag is different. Me being from Young Money, affiliated with them, some people think I'm from down South. They think maybe I'm from New Orleans like them. It's just good to show people and build outside of Young Money, build my brand outside of that.
4I never wanted to be that fad type of artist. When I looked up to artists, watching TV, I wanted to see somebody. I wanted to touch that person. I wanted to sound like them. I wanted to move like them. That' s what I want my fans to do. So that's why, everything that I do, the music I make, how I dress, it's all based off my lifestyle.
5I can make any type of music, so I wouldn't want to describe myself as having one type of sound. I think music is about keeping it diverse.
6I'm a creative person, and I've got a lot of ideas. People probably thought that my mentality was quick fame because I made 'Rack City' and it blew up fast, but I have over 1,000 songs recorded.
7I feel like too many people on the West Coast, they're too needy. They feel they need Snoop or Game. I never did any tracks with any West Coast artists. Not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't feel like that's what I had to do in order to get on. I just did music.
8I'm making music that I love and I want to hear. At the same time, things like making money, making crazy money - you gotta find ways to reach to everybody but uplift everybody.
9Music changes every three months. There's always new artists coming out. There's always new sounds. There is always a new hit coming out. You gotta stay relevant as much as you can and feed your fans as much as you can.
10Making music is like being the president: You can't tell people you're going to make health care free to get them behind you, but when you get that role, you don't do it.
11There's not a lot of pretty, young female artists that's out. It's a lot of talent out there, but they don't know how to go about it. I feel like there should be way more sexier women in hip-hop and R&B then it is - more originality.
12You go to Miami, and you might only hear one Tyga song on the radio. You go to L.A., and you might hear six or seven on the radio. There's certain things you do for your city.
13When I go home and get off tour, I'd like to have a peace of mind. I like to chill. I don't like everything to be all chaotic like how it is when I step outside, you know?
14Girls always want a reason to get crazy. I get the feeling that girls are crazy anyway, so they just want a reason to really get wild. Why not let it be to a Tyga song?
15I want to make people feel certain ways when they listen to my music. Whether it's partying or going through relationship problems or grinding or getting dressed and feeling fly. I want to be who I am and have emotion in my music that affects people.
16I don't follow trends. I'm a trendsetter. I represent all the younger generations; fly kids, creative kids - they look up to me. I got a program that's called ROAR. I go to all high schools everywhere we go, and I talk to all the kids, and I give away 30-35 tickets and passes to the kids doing good in school. Stuff like that means a lot to me.
17I make negative music, but I also make positive music because that's what thrown at me with life.
18At the end of the day, people have the right to have opinions. I have the right to have an opinion. And I have the right to say what I want on my music 'cause it's my music. If you don't like it, don't click on it, don't download it.
19Girls grab me all the time. To me, that's regular, so it's not really crazy.
20I'm definitely inspired by Michael Jackson. I watch all his videos all the time. And Busta Rhymes, early Busta Rhymes - I really was inspired by him. He's really the reason why I started rapping. Because all his visuals. I loved his videos when I was younger.
21I've always treated my career like independent. Everything that I got is because of myself, my own endorsements, my own touring myself.
22Sour Patch, Swedish Fish. I love candy, man. I can't go without candy. And when I'm recording, I always have a TV on with cartoons - on mute, though. When I'm recording, I like to look at the TV now and then and see some crazy, wacky stuff. When you're thinking creative, it just keeps you creative. Everybody got their way of making music.
23Tattoos, for me, are like a timeline of my life. I could look at a certain tattoo, and it reminds of me of a certain time in my life and why I got that tattoo.
24I have a lot of tattoos. I probably have over 100 tattoos. I don't know. It's just a mural... a collage.
25A lot of my fans know that I love candy. I eat candy all day.


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