Despite describing a fancy upbringing, Tyga now claims he only spent a short amount of time living the good life.
But Tyga’s telling his friends that was all a lie — when the rapper said he lived in a well-to-do area of the Valley, he was referring to a short period of time in his life, during which he just so happened to tape the game show segment. T-Raww’s insisting he’s REALLY from Compton and his stint in the Valley was only temporary. Nevertheless, we’re told Tyga’s unfazed by the clip, insisting he’s come a long way since his goofy game show days … and no embarrassing video is gonna stop him because “he still has plenty of money and will still have huge hits.” As for his reputation in the Young Money crew — our sources tell us, everyone’s standing beside him … because he’s family now. (TMZ)
Tyga also hopped onto his Twitter page last week to address the hype.
“When u 14 an ambitious u don’t give a f*k about anything. Scripted tv isn’t that what we all live for.Hahahaha,” Tyga tweeted December 3rd.
“That was funny Hahahaha”
“Get off my d**k. Go download #187Mixtape” (Tyga’s Twitter)
The archived footage surfaced across the Internet in early December.
Rapper Tyga enjoyed a cushy upbringing in the Valley — NOT Compton — at least that’s what the rapper said on a game show back in 2008 … and TMZ has obtained the unaired footage. The show was called “Bustas” — where wannabe-rappers compete against each other to see who can embody ugly rap stereotypes the best … playing borderline-offensive games like “Guess the Rapper By His Grill” and “Is This a Real Rolex?” Tyga appeared on the show … and immediately sacrificed any semblance of street cred in the process … claiming he grew up in a well-to-do household in the Valley, and his parents drove a Range Rover. But Tyga — who has since claimed he grew up in Compton — insisted, “I’m still street.” (TMZ)
In another segment of the show, he catches heat over a freestyle rap.
Thankfully for Tyga, the show was never picked up and the clip never made it to air … until now. The highlight: “Bustas” culminates with a freestyle rap, in which the contestants are asked to incorporate buzz words like “amoeba” into their raps, and Tyga’s so bad … he gets his ass boo’d off stage. (For the record, Tyga does not know how to pronounce the word “amoeba”) It’s pretty bad — but you should check out the video to see if Tyga actually loses the entire show. (TMZ)
Check out the “Bustas” footage: