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Columbia Records signed rapper Tyga to a multi-million dollar record deal, Variety.com reports exclusively. The 29-year-old rapper saw modest success with his track "Taste" featuring rapper Offset in 2018.

Tyga, born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, tells Variety his decision to sign with Columbia was a no-brainer: he was broke and he needed the cash.

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"They definitely understand the global brand," he said. "I have a lot of fans worldwide — in places I've never been like South America, and in places I have been like Asia and Europe. They can help bring that to a larger scale. Doing it independently, you don't really have those teams to help worldwide. Sony, if you look at the history from what they've done from Pharrell to Beyonce to Adele — then you look at Lil Nas X, one of their new artists that's blown up this year — they’ve done a lot for artists globally, for their brand. That's why I wanted to partner up with them."

Tyga is best known for his first hit song "Rack City" which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2011.

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Tyga blames his money woes on his career as an independent artist. He has been evicted from half a dozen mansions and his fleet of luxury vehicles have all been repossessed.

"The independent thing taught me a lot," he says. "It was a do-it-yourself motto — learning how to get from point A to point B. Now doing a deal through Columbia, it's like I already know the ropes."

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The only thing worse than a woman scorned is a scorned woman with a new album to promote.

Rapper Tyga, left, finally confirmed what social media users already knew: that his receding hairline was restored with hair plug treatments. The 28-year-old "Rack City" hitmaker came clean after rapper Nicki Minaj threw him under the bus during a Twitter rant on Thursday.

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Tyga, King Cairo Stevenson

Washed up rapper Tyga has reached a new low in his habit of skipping out on paying his bills. The 28-year-old Cash Money Records artist apparently used his 5-year-old son King Cairo Stevenson's good credit to rent a mansion from Simon Cowell's ex-fiancée.

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Tyga, a friend and Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna treated herself to a mani pedi while out and about in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. The reality TV star and mother-of-2 dressed casually in Adidas track pants and a Rolling Stones tour t-shirt paired with a Gucci hat, Teddy bear backpack, and salon flip flops. She paused to snap a selfie with a fan before heading home with a male associate.

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Christina Milian, 35, took her daughter Violet Madison Nash, 7, right, and a young friend to a screening of the Netflix original series 'True and the Rainbow Kingdom' on Thursday in Los Angeles.

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British singer Lily Allen and NBA star Russell Westbrook attended a preview of Louis Vuitton's Spring-Summer 2018 Menswear Collection, held Thursday at the Domaine du Palais Royal as part of Paris Fashion Week. Other well-heeled celebrity guests included actress Naomi Campbell, NFL star Victor Cruz, washed up rapper Tyga and more.

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I admire this meme creator's Photoshopping skills. If you don't recognize the Hollywood couple, it's Pillow Queen Miss Tyga, left, and her baby butch, Kylie Jenner.

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