Rapper Tyga Was Handcuffed in Los Angeles During a Music Video Shoot — What Happened?
TMZ has confirmed with the Los Angeles Police Department that rapper Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, also known as Tyga was handcuffed and released earlier today. While shooting a music video in South Central LA, Tyga was pulled over for reckless driving in a Rolls-Royce. It has not been made clear why Tyga was handcuffed, however the rapper was eventually let go by the police at the scene. His bodyguard has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of a gun that was not registered in California. So far there has been no statement or word from the hip-hop star.
Tyga, whose name is an acronym for Thank You God Always ,recently invited fans to join the video shoot for his single "40 Mill" on Tuesday, November 11 via Twitter and Instagram. There has been no word as to whether or not the filming will continue in the wake of today's police activity. According to witnessess at the scene, six cop cars arrived and Tyga was seen with his face pressed up against a fence while being cuffed.
"40 Mill" was produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean, who has also famously worked with 2Pac and Nate Dogg. The single is part of Tyga's upcoming release The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, which is set to come out on November 18. His labels, Young Money, Cash Money and Republic have yet to respond to the incident.