Is Tyga Throwing Shade at Drake or Just Being Honest in Vibe Interview?


The latest issue of Vibe magazine features YMCMB’s Rack City creator, Tyga.  Since joining Wayne’s all-star team, we haven’t heard much of anything from him and now we may know the reasons why.  According to Tyga himself, he doesn’t mesh well with his fellow label mates.  He explains:

Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album?
Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.

Are you trying to break out on your own?
Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.

I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.

I don’t consider that shade, I think he’s just being brutally honest.  Tyga is frustrated artistcally and who wouldn’t be in his position?  

The good thing is, Kanye West has taken the hungry rapper under his wing and produced some tracks off of his latest album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.  Tyga is already getting some buzz about his new project since leaking one of the Kanye West produced tracks and has threatened to release the entire LP if his label doesn’t set a release date.

It will be interesting to see this drama unfold; I just want to hear some good music.