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Tyga

I Had It EASY Growing Up

... My Mom Drove a Range

12/3/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rapper Tyga enjoyed a cushy upbringing in the Valley -- NOT Compton -- at least that's what the rapper said on a game show back in 2008 ... and TMZ has obtained the unaired footage.

The show was called "Bustas" -- where wannabe-rappers compete against each other to see who can embody ugly rap stereotypes the best ... playing borderline-offensive games like "Guess the Rapper By His Grill" and "Is This a Real Rolex?"

Tyga appeared on the show ... and immediately sacrificed any semblance of street cred in the process ... claiming he grew up in a well-to-do household in the Valley, and his parents drove a Range Rover.

But Tyga -- who has since claimed he grew up in Compton -- insisted, "I'm still street."

Thankfully for Tyga, the show was never picked up and the clip never made it to air ... until now.

The highlight: "Bustas" culminates with a freestyle rap, in which the contestants are asked to incorporate buzz words like "amoeba" into their raps, and Tyga's so bad ... he gets his ass boo'd off stage. (For the record, Tyga does not know how to pronounce the word "amoeba")

It's pretty bad -- but you should check out the video to see if Tyga actually loses the entire show.

43 COMMENTS

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Cujeaux    

That was worse than a BK car wreck.

627 days ago
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Reg    

Well that made the last couple of minutes of my life totally redundant. I don't know who I am more embarrased for. Tyga for being totally irrelevant, or me for actually admitting that i actually just watched that.

627 days ago
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jessyfish1    

Lmfao sounds like the movie cell block 4

627 days ago
4.

News Flash     

Mom drove a Range Ro and ma house was on cinder blocks.

627 days ago
5.

NOT ELMO    

he loves happy meals...

627 days ago
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Spilled Milk    

amazing...in only four years he went from an unknown wack rapper to a famous wack rapper..and we can all thank the hollywood machine for force-feeding the masses piles of pure talentless bullsh*t

627 days ago
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Angel Morado    

Terribad!

627 days ago
8.

The Real JJ    

He was wack then and he's wack now. Only reason people know him is because he signed with lil wayne. Now he has a kid with a stripper so you know his career and bank account is about to take a hit.

627 days ago
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Orijinale    

Wow. Little boy lost

627 days ago
10.

mr.kelly35    

He wonder why his youngmoney chain got taking he soft

627 days ago
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Shaunie    

Why did I watch that CRAP? Oh and I saw you pick your money back up.

627 days ago
12.

Gridiron    

A well educated young man from an upper middle-class family who spent his youth dressing like Carlton from the Fresh Prince grows up to become a rapper and suddenly claiming to be from the mean streets and hardcore? Say it aint so. Be careful young man. You may tick off a real rapper one day and force them to expose you by revealing embarrassing videos or pictures from your youth like Jay-Z did when he put up those pictures of Prodigy in ballet tights at Summer Jam. Wait... Too late....

627 days ago
13.

g00dIes    

OMG! So f***** sad.but i never liked his music anyway!

627 days ago
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Daphne Picklecock    

bwahaha my little phoney. And he looks about 14 years old.

627 days ago
15.

OooooNooo!    

Maybe he did grow-up in the Valley, but if he is so stupid he doesn't know what an amoeba is or how to pronounce it, well, THAT is all the "street cred" he needs to be a rapper!

627 days ago
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