A judge in California has issued an arrest warrant for hip-hop star Tyga’s arrest on Tuesday after he failed to show up to a court hearing concerning his finances, according to TMZ.
The rapper, who is no stranger to press due to his high-profile relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner, was scheduled for questioning in a Santa Monica courtroom on Tuesday after he neglected to pay a $480,000 penalty to his former landlord.
Back in March, an L.A. superior court judge approved the court-ordered judgment in a case dating back to 2011, when Tyga first rented an over-the-top $16,000-per-month Malibu mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
According to court documents, the “Rack City” star missed one of his rent payments and terminated his lease early.
His ex- landlord’s lawyer, Boris Treyzon, claims Tyga left the mansion in bad shape, with damage to multiple rooms. He also reportedly built a stripper pole in his master bedroom.
The lawyer stated, “He leased a house that he wanted to use as his primary residence, then he completely trashed it.”
The lawsuit was initially filed back in 2012.
The landlord’s attorneys were present during Tuesday’s hearing, where they alleged their client was outraged after reading reports that Tyga paid $200,000 last week to purchase a Maybach for his girlfriend’s 19th birthday when he should be using that money to pay back the judgment.
The $480,000 judgment is intended to cover missed rent, renovations, legal fees, and also comes tacked on with an annual 10% interest, the LA Times reported.
The bench warrant issued by the judge could land him behind bars.
Tyga’s rep has not responded to requests for comment.