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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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1.

Jordan    

You tell the truth like Lindsay Lohan.

580 days ago
2.

EggsOverEasy    

Whatever.. who gives a sh*t really..

580 days ago
3.

Just_Me    

He is just too cute...no matter where he's from.

580 days ago
4.

OH NO!    

****ing LAME!

580 days ago
5.

oh well    

Lies..he was never from compton..straight valley boy..

580 days ago
6.

mb    

his hits don't look that big to me.

580 days ago
7.

EggsOverEasy    

Can any "Tyga" "fan" tell me what is so great about him?

580 days ago
8.

Bigwinn    

He looks and raps better than lil Wayne :D

580 days ago
9.

rocktober2000    

Ehh fake rappers these days

580 days ago
10.

TEAM LAMMY    

Yeah yeah Compton and I'm from Miami ! --- vanilla ice💩

580 days ago
11.

Keyser Söze    

For sure, you'll have more hits, Tyga - cause all your other hits are SO memorable...

You silly Valley girl.

580 days ago
12.

Ginger    

You are not cool. You are not street. You are not ghetto. You are a NERD!!! Nerds, nerds, nerds, nerds!

580 days ago
13.

Angel Morado    

Dying!!!! Tyga quit it, it's not where you're from, what you've done, or how thorough you are, but in reality that's the number one problem with rappers today, 'STREET CRED' just stop already!

580 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm like Mister Whitey and even I can see you're trying to be all black because you realize that whitey ain't gonna be throwing money at you any time soon. Good luck with that.

580 days ago
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Kenneth34    

This punk ass bitch is want a b gangster he know nothing about the hood but what he see on tv

580 days ago
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