Judge Orders Arrest Warrant for Tyga After Rapper Fails to Show Up to Court
Tyga did not appear in court Tuesday morning for a hearing with his landlord about his ongoing eviction case
A judge has ordered an arrest warrant for Tyga.
The rapper failed to show up for a court hearing Tuesday morning, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The hearing was with his landlord and was supposed to be about his ongoing eviction case, Boris Treyzon, the lawyer for landlord Gholamreza Rezai tells PEOPLE. Tyga, 26, didn’t attend and the judge issued a bench warrant.
Tyga has been embroiled in a legal battle over a Malibu home he rented in 2012.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Tyga agreed to pay $16,000 per month for the house. Three months after moving in, Tyga stopped paying rent and the landlord attempted to have the rapper evicted.
According to the court documents, Tyga abandoned the house “sometime prior” to Oct. 31, 2012. After he moved out, Rezai discovered he had inflicted major damages on the home, including tearing off the automatic gate opener and damaging bathroom tiles. The cost of the damages is about $480,285, but according to the documents, Tyga hasn’t paid.
However, when the “Make It Nasty” rapper recently purchased a Mercedes-Maybach for his girlfriend Kylie Jenner on Saturday, Rezai was upset, arguing the money should have gone towards what Tyga owes on the landlord’s house.
Tuesday’s hearing was meant to address Tyga’s financial standing, but because of a lien on his property and the fact that he didn’t show up to court, “a lien was created … including any property gifted to a third-party, to be applied toward satisfaction of the $480,285.00 worth of debt” – which means Jenner’s Maybach could be taken away.
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The legal dispute isn’t the first time Tyga’s troubled finances have made headlines: the rapper has also had issues with unpaid back taxes and several other financial woes, including a lawsuit over an $8 million home he rented and tried to buy in September 2014.
In May, rumors swirled that Tyga owed Jenner, 18, more than $2 million. Jenner took to Twitter to shut down the speculations.
“Lies lies lies,” Jenner responded to a tweet from a Twitter user who wrote, “Just read on @balleralert that @Tyga finessed @kyliejenner out of 2 Mill.”
Tyga has never publicly addressed the reports.
• Reporting by BRITTANY KING