Earlier in the week, Tyga caught flack after posting a photo of himself alongside Tupac and calling the late rapper his “dad”. While he explained that he never knew his real dad and Pac served as inspiration, the Internet went crazy over the remark.

Well, TMZ caught up with Tyga at LAX later this week and asked him about it.

“I’m inspired by him as a student of the culture, especially my generation,” he said. “My real father’s been in jail all my life, so I never really knew my real father. Pac is like a father figure to me.”