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Tyga

I Lied In Game Show Video

I AM Really from Compton

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

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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.

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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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31.

Kris Jenner and Kim K = money hungry plastic sellouts.    

embarrassing. i cringed.

fake rappers and these people have fans???

626 days ago
32.

Wydelle    

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.

626 days ago
33.

dena2cents    

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 time..it must be a g thang.. but really these dudes act like thugn gangstas when the are really smart and educated performers/actors..studio gangsters for real

626 days ago
34.

laffnbear    

Every family member supports the mentally ill and deformed member.

626 days ago
35.

laffnbear    

Every family member supports the mentally ill and deformed member.

626 days ago
36.

rocktober2000    

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 ****

626 days ago
37.

Gargamel    

Who is this clown? And why is he relevant?

626 days ago
38.

Rattlesnake Jake    

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

626 days ago
39.

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?

626 days ago
40.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

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

626 days ago
41.

baybek8s    

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.

626 days ago
42.

Idunitz215    

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.

625 days ago
43.

Blam!    

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.

625 days ago
44.

Sikk    

Did anybody ever take him serious to begin with

625 days ago
45.

xxrosebudxx    

Little boy go back to the suburbs wit ur cornball self, all of youngmoney,is fake

624 days ago
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