Tyga pays ex-landlord to avoid arrest
Rapper Tyga has handed over a large wad of cash to an angry former landlord so he can return to America without getting arrested.
Los Angeles Police Department, L.A. County Sheriffs Department, and U.S. Customs officials have all been notified of the hip-hop star's plans to return from Turks & Caicos, where he has been celebrating girlfriend Kylie Jenner's birthday, and they were determined to follow through on an arrest warrant issued earlier this week (beg08Aug16) when he failed to show in court to face the landlord, who won a $480,000 (GBP370,000) judgment against him back in March (16).
Sources tell TMZ, Tyga would have been detained by U.S. Customs officials as soon as he set foot on American soil, and they in turn would have notified L.A. authorities.
But Tyga and his legal team settled the matter on Thursday (11Aug16) "to the mutual satisfaction of all parties", according to his former landlord's attorney.
Reports now suggest Tyga's lawyer will go to court on Friday (12Aug16) and ask the judge overseeing the case to withdraw the arrest warrant hanging over his client.
The landlord, Gholamreza Rezai, sued the star in 2012 after he allegedly broke the terms of a one-year lease on a $16,000 (£12,300)-a-month mansion in Malibu, California.
Court papers suggested Tyga left the property in need of repair after installing a strippers' pole in the master bedroom, damaging the property's hardwood floors, its intercom system, a gate opener and the glass-tiled shower.
The Rack City star was scheduled to be questioned under oath on Tuesday (09Aug16) about his financial affairs and assets after failing to pay out the judgment of more than $480,000 stemming from the lawsuit filed by Rezai.
- Cover Media