Tyga – real name Michael Ray Stevenson – was a no show at a Santa Monica court hearing, Tuesday. Danny Abir is the lawyer for the firm representing the rapper’s ex-landlord who confirmed this to The Los Angeles Times. He added that bail on the warrant amounted to $10,000.Tyga was supposed to answer questions in court about his current savings, cash flow and other assets linked to a $480,000 judgment awarded to his former landlord, Gholamreza Rezai, over damages to a Malibu home Tyga rented in 2011.
In Tyga’s absence, lawyers for the ‘Stimulated’ rapper’s former landlord brought up Tyga’s recent purchase of a Mercedes-Benz Maybach, valued at around $200,000, for girlfriend Kylie Jenner’s 19th birthday. The attorneys – with the firm Abir, Cohen, Treyzon & Salo LLP – argued that the money the rapper spent on the luxury vehicle amounted to a fraudulent transfer of assets in the wake of his current financial dispute.
Tyga’s legal situation unfolded five years ago when the reality star rented an oceanfront Malibu home at a monthly rate of $16,000. The ‘BedRock’ rapper left the home early and did not pay his first month’s rent – this was against the terms of the lease, court docs stated. His landlord also complained that he left the home in a ‘poor condition’ when he left it.