tyga ethnicity

Tyga in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Micheal Ray Stevenson

Place of Birth: Compton, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 19, 1989

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, African-American, Vietnamese

Tyga is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. He is also known as T-Raww.

His father is of African-Jamaican descent. His mother is usually described as either of Vietnamese, or a mix of African-American and Vietnamese, ancestry. Tyga mentioned his ethnic background in this video.

It is said that he received his stage name from his mother, who used to call him Tiger Woods, perhaps due to the black-Asian mix he shares with Tiger. Tyga is also said to stand for “Thank you God always.”

Tyga has a son with his former partner, model and entrepreneur Blac Chyna.

Tyga is said to be a cousin of rapper, singer, and songwriter Travie McCoy.

Tyga’s maternal grandmother is named Kim/Kimberly Nguyen. Kim is Vietnamese.


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79 Responses

  1. Gavinboi says:

    If his mother was born in Vietnam, it was possibly to an African-American soldier and a Vietnamese mother. Was she born during the Vietnam war?

  2. madman says:

    He is the son of Pasionaye Nicole Nguyen and Michael Stevenson.

    His maternal grandmother is Kim/Kimberly Nguyen.

    Many internet biographies mentions that she is “Afro-Asian”, and some that she was born in the U.S. (others say Vietnam). She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, and I actually didn’t hear any sign of an accent when she spoke. I’m still not sure she is actually half black though, and if her looks is the main evidence, I think she could totally be fully East Asian and not stand out much. But who knows, there’s no record of her father to my knowledge.

  3. Doctor Hoo says:

    Tyga’s more likely a quarter Vietnamese rather than half. Here is his mother (far left) and maternal grandmother (right). His mother seems to be half black herself.


  4. Adamina says:

    He has an exotic look

  5. Mafia888 says:

    Blasians are ugly

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