News: Young Money's Tyga Gets Tossed In The Slammer, Arrested In Las Vegas

Monday, Jan 9, 2012 11:26PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Tyga reportedly found himself on the wrong side of the law this past weekend with reports claiming the 22 year-old was arrested on an active warrant in Las Vegas.

Reports claim Tyga's arrest was the result of a routine traffic stop.

Rapper Tyga -- real name Michael Stevenson -- was arrested over the weekend in Las Vegas during a traffic stop. Police said Tyga was arrested after an officer pulled him over and found he had a warrant out for his arrest, stemming from other traffic violations. (KNTV)

Although thrown behind bars, the rapper was eventually released.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Tyga -- real name Michael Stevenson -- was initially flagged on a routine traffic violation ... but during the stop, cops discovered the warrant stemming from 4 other traffic incidents. The "Rack City" and "Coconut Juice" rapper was hauled to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked and tossed behind bars. He was released the next day on his own recognizance. (TMZ)

He has remained mum on the topic and kept active on Twitter.

"15 days left... #CarelessWorldJan24," he tweeted January 9th.
"They often Imitate us. We just stayed Creative #Ymcmb #LK" (Tyga's Twitter)

Outside of legal matters, Tyga's new Careless World solo album is slated to drop later this month.

In addition to his YMCMB labelmates, J. Cole, Big Sean, and Robin Thicke are among the featured guests on Careless World: Rise of the Last King. "I got some great features," Tyga told WiLD 94.9. "Of course I've got Drake and Nicki and Wayne on the album. J. Cole, Big Sean, Wale, Robin Thicke... It's a good album." The project, due January 24, has spawned the Drake-assisted single "Still Got It" and "Rack City." Tyga is done recording and plans to turn the album into his label this week. (Rap-Up)

Check out some recent Tyga footage below:

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