Reports say that, privately, Tyga misses Kylie Jenner and her sexy feet and the lifestyle that he had while he was with her.
But in a new interview — on Nicki Minaj’s radio show — Tyga says that he’s happy to have moved on and has no hard feelings.
In fact, Tyga claims that really, he’s the one who made Kylie into the success story she is today.
Tyga appeared on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio, where naturally he was asked about his ex-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.
Specifically, he was asked if he missed her.
"Nah, I’m good luv," Tyga replied. "Enjoy!"
Well, Kylie turned 21 in August.
Perhaps she is now too old to hold the interest of the almost-29-year-old rapper who began dating her when she was a minor. Who can say?
Tyga then stirs the pot by claiming that he helped Kylie become the influencer, mogul, and near-billionaire she is today.
"You’ve got to look at the before and after," he claims.
Tyga does acknowledge: "She always had a platform and she was always destined to be what she was going to be regardless."
"But when I stepped in," Tyga says. "There was a lot of codes being taught."
By that, he means that she was still figuring out her look and her brand. He says: "It was like, ‘You could do this, you should start this, you should start doing your hair like this,’"
Tyga shares the advice that he supposedly gave to Kylie: "You should adapt because you need black people to f–k with you cause you need culture."
To clarify, to f–k with someone in this case doens’t mean sex or pranking someone — it means to be willing to associate with someone.
"I had a lot to do with all that," Tyga boasts.
"I don’t need to go online and tell people I did this and I’m the one helping her coming up with these colors and names on her … lip line," Tyga claims. "It was a lot of stuff."
We’ve heard about how Tyga’s foot fetish influenced Kylie to wear certain types of toe-revealing shoes and to paint her nails.
So how does Tyga feel about Travis Scott, whose album debuted at #1 thanks to Kylie’s influence.
"We ain’t got no beef," Tyga claims. "It’s his time right now."
Travis’ time began mere weeks after Kylie and Tyga broke up. For that matter, her pregnancy began mere weeks after she and Travis got together.
"You gotta let it ride," Tyga says. "I ain’t got no beef with him."
It’s interesting to hear Tyga claim that he somehow made Kylie famous or successful.
In real life, where the rest of us live, relatively few people had even heard of him before he began slipping it to the still-underage Kylie Jenner.
Kylie was a tremendous boost to his brand and his ego. And perhaps all of that has gone to his head.
We will say that rappers definitely have to maintain a certain vibe of financial security and self-assuredness, even to the point of absurdity, so Tyga almost has to spout off like this.
It’s weird to hear him take credit for what Kylie has done — things that many refer to as cultural appropriation.