Tyga Booked for Domestic Violence on $50K Bail After Ex-Girlfriend Accused Him of Physical Assault
Rapper Tyga — real name Michael Stevenson — was booked by Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday morning in connection with a domestic violence incident that same day. The day before, Tyga's ex Camaryn Swanson shared photos of abuse she allegedly faced at his hands.
Tyga was released from police custody Tuesday afternoon after posting $50,000. He was arrested at 9:30 am Tuesday morning. An LAPD official provided no comment to PEOPLE, and referred to the department's Twitter.
"Hollywood Div booked Michael Stevenson for felony domestic violence (273.5 A PC). The incident occurred on 10/12/21 in Hollywood," the LAPD's public information account tweeted Tuesday.
"The allegations you have been reading about our client the past few days are false and will be disproven," Jack Ketsoyan, Tyga's rep, told PEOPLE on Wednesday.
Tyga's court date is set for Feb. 8.
TMZ first reported that the rapper turned himself in after his ex-girlfriend Swanson posted photos of bruises she allegedly received at the hands of the rapper over the weekend.
"I've been emotionally, mentally and physically abused and I'm not hiding it anymore," she wrote alongside a photo of herself with a black eye.
Swanson then shared screenshots of their text conversation, adding that when she "tried to leave, he physically assaulted and refused to let me leave for hours."
"I'm so embarrassed and ashamed it had to get to this but I have to stand up for myself," she added on Instagram.
Swanson and Tyga started dating in early 2021.
A rep for Tyga did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.