Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Tyga After Rapper Fails to Appear at Court Hearing - NBC Southern California

Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Tyga After Rapper Fails to Appear at Court Hearing

The rapper was a no-show at a court hearing to explain his finances and why he has failed to pay a judgement

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    A bench warrant was issued Tuesday for the arrest of rapper Tyga after he failed to appear at a court hearing in Santa Monica.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Nancy Newman issued the warrant when 26-year-old Tyga, whose legal name is Michael Ray Stevenson, was a no-show at the hearing to discuss his alleged failure to pay $480,000 in back rent and damages.

    The landlord of the rented Malibu home, Gholamreza Rezai, went to court in 2012 claiming that Tyga missed a rent payment, skipped out on his lease and left the home in need of repairs. Earlier this year, Newman approved a roughly $480,000 judgment against the rapper, which has not been paid.

    Tyga, who has been dating Kylie Jenner, was ordered to appear in court Tuesday to discuss his finances and his failure to pay the judgment.

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    According to TMZ.com, the landlord's attorney noted in court Tuesday that media outlets recently reported that Tyga bought Kylie Jenner a $200,000 car for her birthday. The plaintiff's attorney alleges the purchase was illegal and should have been used to satisfy the outstanding judgment.

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