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Bench warrant issued for Tyga's arrest after 'falling behind in rent and damages worth €430k'

Published 09/08/2016 | 21:29

Tyga (L) and Kylie Jenner
Tyga (L) and Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner and Tyga attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Beats by Dre)
Music artist Tyga and TV personality Kylie Jenner attend the Alexander Wang Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at St. Bartholomew's Church on February 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

A bench warrant was issued for American rapper Tyga was issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday after he failed to show in court, TMZ reports.

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The 26-year-old was due to appear in court to face his former landlord, who filed a €432,000 judgement against him after he fell behind on rent and left his Malibu home “in shambles,” the site reports.

The original case dates back to 2012, when the landlord sued the star after he broke the terms of a one-year lease on a $16,000-a-month mansion in Malibu, California.

Court papers suggested Tyga left the property in need of repair after installing a strippers' pole in the master bedroom, damaging the property's hardwood floors, its intercom system, a gate opener and the glass-tiled shower.

Kylie Jenner and Tyga attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Beats by Dre)
Kylie Jenner and Tyga attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Beats by Dre)

"He leased a house that he wanted to use as his primary residence, then he completely trashed it," Treyzon claimed.

According to the lawyer, the judgement ordering Tyga to pay the $480,000 stipulated a ten per cent yearly interest charge as long as it remains unpaid. Tyga, who is in a relationship with Kylie Jenner, is yet to pay the debt.

The landlord is reportedly upset over the €170,000 car Tyga bought Kylie for her birthday, which he claims is “is a fraudulent transfer of assets that should go to satisfy the judgment.”

TMZ reports that the judge issued a bench warrant, meaning the Rack City rapper could go to jail.

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