Reports have spread that Tyga was just arrested this afternoon while shooting a music video in South Central L.A. HipHollywood went directly to the source by contacting the LAPD and found that Tyga is actually a free man and was only stopped for a traffic violation.
According to the LAPD’s Media Relations department, Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, better known as Tyga, was stopped at 3:4opm Monday for dangerous driving while shooting a music video in South Central, Los Angeles.
“The LAPD observed a vehicle driving reckless from that location,” Media Relations told HipHollywood. “School Police were in the vicinity and conducted a traffic stop at Hoover and Florence. They found that Tyga was the driver — he was cited and released for a traffic violation.”
TMZ posted a video of Tyga in cuffs claiming that the rapper had been arrested but it turns out he walked with just a small violation. While Tyga was able to escape being put behind bars, it looks like his bodyguard wasn’t. The LAPD tells HipHollywood that the “Rack City” rapper’s bodyguard has been detained, “pending further investigation on an unknown charge.”
HipHollywood will keep you updated as this story develops.