Tyga Talks Sacrificing Freedom for Fame, Rap Goal to 'Sit with the Gods'
Tyga coverage seldom comes without a Jenner attached these days, but for his latest interview with Yahoo! Music, the West Coast rapper -- whose claim to fame was the 2012 banger "Rack City" -- kept all famous folk whose name begins with a "K" out of it.
The sartorial feature found the Compton MC/Last Kings clothing designer contemplating the highs and lows of fame.
“It’s a gift and a curse,” he said. “You can never really get used to people chasing you all day, but whether you’re an actor, a rapper, or an athlete, that’s the life you chose. You sacrifice your freedom.”
T-Raww also reflected on his come-up as a 12-year-old with an insane thirst for recording, making beats on his laptop and pumping out freestyles. His current goals, though, are a little more ambitious.
“Everything that I’ve done to this point doesn’t even matter. When I hear ‘Rack City,’ it doesn’t even matter,” he said. “I’m only doing this to sit with the gods. There’s no other way I see it for myself.”
By "gods," Tyga means rap gods like his mentor Lil Wayne, who eventually tacked him onto the Young Money roster alongside Drake and Nicki Minaj in 2007. Last October, he expressed his grief over his label situation, tweeting, "Gold album been done. my label holding me hostage so i can't release nothing. might just leak it for my fans then let them make $ off it."
He also exposed his true feelings over his label mate Drizzy in a VIBE digital cover story that month, saying, "I don’t like Drake as a person. ... I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda like we were forcing relationships together.”
YMCMB fallout aside, Tyga was able to roll out his album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty in June and still keeps his music in high esteem.
“Even though so many people are doing music, I still feel like what I do is not comparable," he said in the Yahoo! Music interview. "It can’t be duplicated. When you start looking at all the other people, that’s you losing your faith in what you’re supposed to do.”