A warrant has been issued for Tyga’s ‘arrest’, after he failed to appear in court. The 29-year-old was due in front of a judge over reportedly failing to pay a settlement awarded to a fan, after she was injured at his concert in 2015. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the judge served an order for the Dip rapper to appear, and later issued a warrant for his arrest. His bail was set at $250,000.
However, a rep for Tyga – real name Micheal Stevenson – stated the star was forced to miss the appearance because he was travelling. ‘Due to a last minute work obligation Tyga was travelling and was forced to miss his debtor’s exam,’ they told the publication. ‘The judge issued the bench warrant for the sole purpose of ensuring Tyga will sit for the next Debtor’s exam.’ Shyanne Riekena sued the rapper’s company, Tyga Music, four years ago after she was injured at his concert. She was left with a four-inch gash on the top of her head when a lighting stand crashed down on her, and was later awarded $235,000 in damages.
That figure rose to $250,000 in 2017, but he reportedly has yet to pay up. The news comes after Tyga’s ex, Kylie Jenner, made headlines by becoming the youngest self-made billionaire, at the age of 21. Not only is the lip-kit queen the only female ‘self-made’ billionaire on the under-40 list, but she also beat Mark Zuckerberg’s achievement by two years. Speaking about the news, she admitted the ‘recognition’ feels ‘really good’.
Ermmmm, understatement much? ‘I didn’t expect anything. I did not foresee the future. But [the recognition] feels really good,’ she told Forbes. ‘That’s a nice pat on the back.’