Tyga called into Nicki Minaj’s “Queen Radio” on Thursday (Aug. 30) and answered some questions about Kylie Jenner. Jenner and the West Coast rapper dated for years, before she began a relationship with Travis Scott, who she now has a child with.
First Tyga was asked if he misses the youngest Kardashian sister, and he answered succinctly and to the point. “Nah, I’m good, love. Enjoy,” he said.
But his other remarks about Jenner is what created the most attention, about how he made her relevant to Black folks. Tyga also claimed that he schooled her on how to dress, wear her hair and present her brands.
“Look at the before and after,” he explained. “She always had a platform, and she was always destined to be what she was going to be regardless but when I stepped in, there was a lot of codes being taught.”
“It was like, ‘You could do this, you should start this, you should start doing your hair like this, you should adapt because you need Black people to f–k with you, because you need culture,'” added Tyga. “If you ain’t got Black people behind you, you ain’t got nothing. Ain’t nobody gonna listen. You ain’t gonna influence nobody.”
Tyga then said he has no desire to brag about what he did for his ex, because it’s not his style. Plus, he said karma will repay him in the future somehow.
“I don’t need to go online and tell people, ‘I did this and I’m the one helping her coming up with these colors and names on her lip line,’” he stated.
“It was a lot of stuff. But I’m not that bitter type of person, because God’s gonna pay me back, the universe is gonna pay me back. People are seeing what’s happening now, so I’m not a bitter person. If we break up we break up. We keep moving. We went our separate ways and we’re both doing good,” added Tyga.
Of course, it didn’t take long for people to respond to the rapper’s comments, and some clowned him for what he said about Kylie and others agreed.
“If it wasn’t for Tyga we wouldn’t know Kylie,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Tyga, you ain’t put no Kylie on the map. Kris Jenner did, sweetie.”
When Tyga said he built Kylie Jenner into the black cultural appropriator she is today. I died 😂💯 #QueenRadio #queen