Tyga settles the legal dispute with his landlord to avoid jail

2016-08-12 09:00

Los Angeles - US rapper Tyga has settled a dispute over money owed at a Malibu property, the landlord's attorney said on Thursday, clearing the way for the musician's arrest warrant to be revoked.

He had failed to pay a $480k judgment against him for back rent and damage at the mansion he rented in 2011, and a Los Angeles judge issued the warrant after he failed to show in court on Tuesday to discuss his finances.

However, Danny Abir, attorney for landlord Gholamreza Rezai, said a confidential settlement had been reached "to the mutual satisfaction of the parties."

Abir said his legal partner would appear in court on Friday to ask that the warrant be quashed in light of the settlement.

Rezai went to court in 2012 claiming that Tyga missed a $16k monthly rent payment, skipped out on his lease and left the home in need of major repairs.

The Grammy-nominated California rapper also allegedly installed a dance pole in the middle of the master bedroom without permission.

Tyga, who has been dating reality TV star Kylie Jenner, claimed poverty, refusing to pay the settlement ordered by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Nancy Newman.

Abir had pointed to media reports that Tyga bought Jenner a $200k car for her birthday.

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