Warrant Issued for Tyga's Arrest After He Fails to Appear in Court to Address Paying Injured Fan
Tyga neglected to pay the money his company owes a fan, who was badly injured at one of his concerts in 2015
A bench warrant has been issued for Tyga‘s arrest after the rapper reportedly failed to appear in court.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, legal action was taken against Tyga, 29, as his company, Tyga Music, has not yet paid a settlement awarded to a fan, who was badly injured at one of his concerts in 2015. The “Taste” rapper also did not show up to the hearing regarding the case.
The court documents state that Tyga was served an order to appear, but since he did not, the judge issued a warrant, TMZ reports. In addition, the judge has set his bail at $250,000.
Following the 2015 show, Shyanne Riekena sued Tyga’s music company after a light stand fell from the ceiling on to her head, leaving her with a 4-inch gash, TMZ reported.
That same year, Riekena was awarded about $235,000, however, with interest that amount increased to roughly $250,000 in 2017.
A representative for Tyga did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
“Due to a last minute work obligation Tyga was traveling and was forced to miss his debtor’s exam. The judge issued the bench warrant for the sole purpose of ensuring Tyga will sit for the next debtor’s exam,” a representative for Tyga told TMZ.
The party was held at the Sunset Room in honor of the boxer’s 42nd birthday.
In a video obtained by the outlet, Tyga appears to be involved in a disagreement and held back by security. After things turned physical, Tyga was dragged outside by security while shouting, “Alright bro, chill out,” the video shows.
At another point in the video, Tyga can be seen trying to reach for his own security guard’s gun. The security guard stopped the rapper for grabbing it.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told PEOPLE at the time that there was no record of a police report being filed as a result of the incident.
Tyga and Empire Records did not immediately return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
According to TMZ, the incident at Mayweather’s celebration was related to Tyga’s Maybach being repossessed.
The outlet reported that the rapper brokered a deal to lease a Maybach for $6,000 a month, but fell late on the payments.
The men who leased Tyga the vehicle were also at Mayweather’s party, which is allegedly the reason why things turned hostile.