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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  1. marjanel says:

    Why most of these most famous black stars in USA are mostly really mixed or African descent but from other countries like Jamaica an not African-American?

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      Well that’s not completely accurate, most of our celebs are home grown. However people from places like Jamaica for instances, have been coming into the African American community since like the 1800’s. I had no idea while growing up , that Sidney Poitier ancestry was from The Bahamas( but he was born here). Or that my maternal grandfather, came from Latin American. Does that make me less of an American because of where one of my grandparents came from?

      Now as far as the mix thing goes, AA’s have go through the same thing every other black group has . There has been a lot of mixing going on, voluntary or involuntary. We’ve had thousands of half black child shipped here from Europe in the 50’s. Also from these DNA results people show, AA’s here are starting to get more and more diluted. Plus that’s what Hollywood is looking for

  2. abbracci says:

    Eurasians look better than Blasians to me. No offense.

  3. abbracci says:

    Damn this dude is a ugly creep who dated a 17 year old. Black and Asian mixed people look like Asians with super dark skin. Asian genes are really strong.

  4. hesh123 says:

    Hahahaha omg nasty

  5. M says:

    He’s disgusting. I can’t believe he banged a tranny, I feel like throwing up.

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