There has been speculation that his claims on the show were satirical and not to be taken seriously. around the time, the same imprint that helped launch the career of fellow West Coast rapper Schoolboy Q, with whom he's worked with early in his career. Tyga met Wayne at the 2008 VMA's, performing the remix of Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race".
After disagreements with Young Money, Tyga's fourth album The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty was released independently on June 23, 2015 and became his worst selling album to that point, selling just 5000 equivalent album units in its first week.
After a long period of poor sales and negative reviews, his May 2018 single, "Taste" featuring Offset, peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, being his first Top 40 single since "Ayo" with Chris Brown in 2015.
It debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has peaked at number 8 since then.
The fourth official single, "Faded", was released on January 13, 2012. Tyga's sixth single, "Do My Dance" which features 2 Chainz was released on October 2, 2012 and peaked at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100.
After a number of independent releases, he signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records in 2008.
His major label debut Careless World: Rise of the Last King was released in 2011 and included the successful singles "Rack City", "Faded" featuring Lil Wayne, "Far Away" featuring Chris Richardson, "Still Got It" featuring Drake, and "Make It Nasty".
Tyga stated that the album shows he has grown up but still relates to the kids.
In preparation for the album, Tyga released the mixtape #Bitch Im The Shit in December 2011.
That single would later serve as the lead single for his seventh album Legendary, which was eventually released in 2019.