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1/9/2012 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper Tyga was locked up in Las Vegas this weekend ... after cops discovered the 22-year-old had an active warrant out for his arrest ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Tyga -- real name Michael Stevenson -- was initially flagged on a routine traffic violation ... but during the stop, cops discovered the warrant stemming from 4 other traffic incidents.

According to KSNV in Nevada ... Tyga's prior issues include driving without a license, registration violations and unlawful acts of financial responsibility.

The "Rack City" and "Coconut Juice" rapper was hauled to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked and tossed behind bars. He was released the next day on his own recognizance.

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Dumba55 should've done the 2 weeks for those violations and be done with but he OR'd. What a wuss. Looks like he about to cry in his pix cause he know he about to be fondled by the CO's up in the mug.

1027 days ago


Rappers love guns
Did this loser forget to pack his?
"Rap" is not technically music there is NO melody

1027 days ago


Somebody's going to need an SR-22.

1027 days ago


...a rapper with a warrant. That's not news. How many rappers are there, who finance these losers? Their devotees are more likely to steal their CDs than legitimately buy them with a follow-up receipt.. so how do they make money?

1027 days ago

dm mich    

driving without a license?
registration violations?
unlawful acts of financial responsibility???
What has become of my homey rappers?
Tyga, or as we refer to him at my house, "Little meow meow" is going to lose all his street cred as a rapper.
He could have at least resisted arrest or called the cop a bad name. What is this world coming too........

1027 days ago

buzz kill    

Why am I not surprised he is a rapper. I guess there is nothing else for an uneducated, anti-social loser to do, except maybe basketball.

1027 days ago


I'm not sure what makes a statement more-------his tattooed neck or the tattoos over his eyebrows......regardless, I'm sure there is a hoochie mama out there somewhere who'll do the nasty with him.

1027 days ago


To the majority of y'all sorry 51 asses that responded to this young man's run in with the law. Its crazy funny how y'all act as if any of yous are so ******* innocent and never had any problems with the law? The Bible says in John 8:7 said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone. Therefore stop being so Judgmental!!! To the ********* that commented on the spelling of his name, the way he spells his stage name Tyga is an acronym for (Thank You God Always). So before you start to make your comments do you research retard! Peace Haters!

1027 days ago


he looks innocent...

1027 days ago


The only time we hear about these losers EVER is on this show/website. Otherwise only their absent parents know they exist. Perhaps TMZ has ties with a music label for advertising?

1027 days ago


was is with you ignorant people? so what he spelled his name that way,and he has a tat on his neck and he dresses funny.there are plenty of funny named,tatted up poorly dressed white people out there.not to mention it's more rich famous white people going to jail for doing stupid stuff than any other race on the planet,just like that nasty no talented pari******on,and to top it off she's not even good in bed!!!one last point,look @ the amount of sex tapes that talentless white women so called "leaked" in order to get noticed?

1027 days ago


Nearly everyday it seems TMZ has a story about some obscure rapper being arrested, being in a fight or baby mama drama.
Who are these people and who cares about them?

1027 days ago

Karla Ruiz    

let the tyga out of the cage! (:

1027 days ago

Jay W.     

He just needs a bit more ink in his face to match the neck.

1027 days ago

Eaton Twotts    

Never heard

1027 days ago
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