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I Lied In Game Show Video

I AM Really from Compton

12/10/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper Tyga is backing off statements he made on a hilariously embarrassing game show back in 2008 ... claiming his upbringing was NOT as cushy as he made it out to be.

You'll recall, TMZ posted a clip last week from an unaired game show called "Bustas," in which an 18-year-old Tyga explains how got his name (Tiger Woods) and how he grew up in the Valley with wealthy parents and a Range Rover.

But Tyga's telling his friends that was all a lie -- when the rapper said he lived in a well-to-do area of the Valley, he was referring to a short period of time in his life, during which he just so happened to tape the game show segment.

T-Raww's insisting he's REALLY from Compton and his stint in the Valley was only temporary.

Nevertheless, we're told Tyga's unfazed by the clip, insisting he's come a long way since his goofy game show days ... and no embarrassing video is gonna stop him because "he still has plenty of money and will still have huge hits."

As for his reputation in the Young Money crew -- our sources tell us, everyone's standing beside him ... because he's family now.


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Dude Tyga is so full of sh**. He went to Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach (an affluent beach town in Los Angeles). I went to a middle school in hermosa beach then moved to Redondo where I went to Redondo high. All of my classmates and now old friends went to Adams. When Tyga blew up everyone freaked out cause that was Michael from Adams and everyone laughed cause he claimed he was from compton. I've seen the yearbook picture and multiple friends remember him handing out his mixtapes using the name Tyga, even back in middle school lol. He is a liar! You're from Redondo Beach bro!

590 days ago

Kris Jenner and Kim K = money hungry plastic sellouts.    

embarrassing. i cringed.

fake rappers and these people have fans???

590 days ago


No rappers are who they say they are. I just listen to the music, I far don't care about their upbringing. But Tyga is GARBAGE, my 9yr old niece could probably rap better than him and half of young money.

590 days ago


Just a example of the front entertainment puts out there for us. They sell a image people. Thought you knew..look at rapper Rick Ross haha he was a cop before a gangsta.. and crazy how lil Wayne switches up his bandana rags from red to blue all the must be a g thang.. but really these dudes act like thugn gangstas when the are really smart and educated performers/ gangsters for real

590 days ago


Every family member supports the mentally ill and deformed member.

590 days ago


Every family member supports the mentally ill and deformed member.

590 days ago


Who gives a **** about him and those other fake rappers and wanna be skaters like little wayne they ruin rap. rap was tupac easy e biggie smalls dr dre all these retards are ****

590 days ago


Who is this clown? And why is he relevant?

590 days ago

Rattlesnake Jake    

Even if he is from compton - what's that mean? Everybody from compton is hardcore or something?

590 days ago

Rattlesnake Jake    

He lied on the game show, he lies on his songs.... so who should believe him now? TMZ give me a job! Please?

590 days ago


Who gives a **** why lie about where u come from some people can be real crazy

590 days ago


Trying to gain street cred...why? What he needs to do is provide for his baby and keep his eye on Blac Chyna. He's a wannabe thug that's why he'll be tied to Superhead's student forever.

590 days ago


Doods like that get rocked and put in their place in Philly! Only out in the west coast fake thugs can get away with that.

589 days ago


I dont like this guy but,

Would you rather be a liar with money or broke with keeping it real? it's all entertainment, either you like it or you don't.

589 days ago


Did anybody ever take him serious to begin with

589 days ago
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