Tyga x Kylie Jenner

Tyga famously dated Kylie Jenner before most of us knew who she really was. Well, he apparently feels as though he helped her reach success by introducing her to the hip-hop culture.

During the latest episode of Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio earlier this week, he was grilled about Kylie and his influence on her.

First, when asked if he misses Kylie, he replied, “Nah, I’m good luv, enjoy!” From there, Nicki asked if he helped put Kylie on the map, to which he responded: “Big facts, no cap”, adding that “everybody know that, that’s public.”

“She always had a platform, and she was always destined to be where she was gonna be, regardless,” Tyga explained. “But, when I stepped in, and there was a lot of codes being taught, it was like, ‘You could do this. You should start this. You should start doing your hair like this, or you should do this. You should adapt because you need black people to f*ck with you cause you need culture. If you ain’t got black people behind you, you ain’t got nothing — ain’t nobody gon’ listen. You can’t influence nobody.’ So I had a lot to do with all that.”

Tyga also suggested that he came up with the colors and names for Kylie’s lip line. “It was a lot of stuff, but, it’s like, I’m not that bitter type of person because God is gon’ pay me back. The universe is gon’ pay me back. And people are seeing what’s happening now,” he said.

Despite their breakup, he says he doesn’t hold any resentment. “I’m not a bitter person. That’s like, if we break up, we break up,” he said. “We had a good time and we kept moving. You know, we went our separate ways, and we both are doing good, you know what I’m sayin’?”

Tyga and Kylie started dating in 2014, but would breakup two years later in 2016. Kylie started dating Travis in 2017, and the couple have a child together.