What a close call for Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend! Getting arrested and going to jail is no fun at all, but Tyga was wanted and nearly got himself arrested over his dispute with his landlord. For a while, even if he wanted to, Tyga couldn’t step foot in the United States without going straight to jail after “U.S. Customs was notified to detain him” if he showed up at the border. Since the arrest order came down, Tyga wanted to stay around hanging out in Turks and Caicos trying to figure out what to do.
“Tyga is no longer a wanted man.”
Kylie Jenner’s on-again-off-again boyfriend was on the hook for a ton of money after he failed to pay rent and refused to cover the costs of repairs for the damage he caused to his rented luxury home. It looked like he was going to stick to his position and refuse to pay up.
The landlord wasn’t putting up with Tyga’s attitude and got a judgement for “$480,000 for back rent and damage to the Malibu home Tyga had rented. The rapper still refused to pay, and when he had a court date to deal with the argument over the outstanding bill, he didn’t even bother to show up at the hearing. That “no-show” incident didn’t do him any favors with the judge, who promptly issued the arrest warrant.
Turns out that when it was just dollars on the line, Tyga wasn’t all that motivated to do anything about fixing the situation, but when his freedom was on the line, and there was a threat of Tyga going to jail, things changed. TMZ broke the story about the rapper’s change of heart after Tyga wanted to get out of the situation and “cut a cashier’s check” for his former landlord on August 11.
Interestingly, Tyga’s stubbornness seems to have paid off, in a way. He did have to cough up some cash, but the settlement was a lot less than the landlord originally demanded and he didn’t go to jail. An insider described the payment as “more than half” of the $480K original amount. More than half could mean nearly all, but it probably is something closer to actually half.
Us Weekly reports that the property owner’s lawyer, Boris Treyzon, confirmed that Tyga wouldn’t go to jail and was finally off the hook. He said that all the steps had been taken, “everything has been performed,” and things could “get back to the way they were” since “all parties are satisfied.”
“The case got settled. Tyga paid.”
The landlord was really riled after Tyga went and spent $200,000 on Kylie’s birthday present to celebrate the reality star turning nineteen. Owing the thousands was bad enough, but when Tyga started spending cash on luxury gifts, he really crossed the line as far as the property owner was concerned and set himself up for jail. Treyzon said that at that point they decided “to collect that money from any expensive gifts to anyone,” and that might have meant that Jenner would lose her birthday present.
“So basically, we want that money back! That would include Kylie’s new car he bought for her.”
They caught up to Tyga while he was performing at Fluxx nightclub. The Mirror reports that the process server bide his time until Tyga wanted to show some love to his audience and “reached out” with hands open to receive whatever was given him. That was bad timing for the rapper, who found out that not all gifts are as awesome as the trouble-making car he bought for Kylie.
“We served him at Fluxx night club in San Diego on July 20th. He was performing on stage, reaching out to the audience, and our processor decided to give him a gift back.”
This whole thing has been going on since 2012, when Tyga wanted to leave the rental property, but didn’t think that he’d be risking arrest if he refused to pay rent and damages. Kylie and Tyga don’t appear to be too upset about the lawsuit now that it’s settled and are having a sunny time at the beach.
What do you think? Was the threat of getting arrested the thing that changed his mind, or was it the worry that Kylie’s car, that she wanted so much, would be taken away?
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