Tyga Detained by LAPD While Leaving Nightclub; Cited for Traffic Violation
LAPD pulled over Tyga when they noticed the custom Mercedes he was driving had paper plates
Tyga was detained by LAPD officers Tuesday night after leaving a Hollywood nightclub.
Tyga, born Michael Ray Stevenson, was then loaded into a squad car and taken away.
“Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had paper plates. The officers decided to do a field sobriety test,” Officer Liliana Preciado of the LAPD Hollywood Division tells PEOPLE. “However, due to a lot of paparazzi being at the location, they transported Mr. Stevenson to the Hollywood station. He passed the field sobriety test and was released. He was cited for a minor traffic violation.”
According to E!, the musician told the paparazzi he was being detained “because I have paper plates.” He added that the Mercedes G-wagon, which he showed off on Instagram in recent days, was new.
Tyga’s reps and lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The rapper was recently accused of allowing his team to beat the man who delivered him court papers in November while walking into the Penthouse club in West Hollywood for his birthday party.
Tyga was also sued in November for failing to make car payments on a red 2016 Ferrari 488, prompting the car to be repossessed multiple times.
- Reporting by NICOLE SANDS