Rapper Tyga has been arrested for an alleged incident of domestic violence, police say.
The 31-year-old rapper, real name Michael Stevenson, visited the Los Angeles Police Department in Hollywood on Tuesday morning, Chief Information Officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed to USA TODAY. Officers first responded to the domestic violence incident on Monday morning, Lomeli said.
The “Taste” singer has been convicted of the crime of domestic violence, according to a statement from LAPD’s social media account. The authenticity of the tweet was confirmed by an LAPD representative at USA TODAY.
Stevenson was released after posting $ 50,000 bail, jail records show.
USA TODAY has contacted Tyga representatives for comment.
The arrest comes a day after Stevenson’s ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson shared photos of alleged abuse in her Instagram Story. Swanson wrote on Monday that she had been “physically assaulted”, although she did not name Stevenson specifically.
LAPD has not confirmed the parties involved in the alleged altercation with Stevenson.
“I have been abused emotionally, mentally and physically and I don’t hide it anymore,” Swanson wrote alongside a photo of her with a bruised eye. In another photo, she added: “I’m so embarrassed and ashamed that it had to come to this, but I have to stand up for myself.”
USA TODAY has contacted Swanson for comment.
Stevenson and Swanson are gone Official Instagram with their relationship in February. The couple have since deleted each other’s photos from their respective social media accounts.
The rapper was previously dating Kylie Jenner from 2015 to 2017 and shares his 8-year-old son King Cairo with model Blac Chyna, who he dated from 2011 to 2014.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, the National helpline on domestic violence allows you to speak confidentially with trained advocates online or over the phone, which they recommend to those who believe their online activity is being watched by their attacker (800-799-7233). They can help survivors make a plan to keep themselves and their children safe.
Safe Horizon’s The hotline offers crisis advice, safety planning and help finding shelter: 800-621-HOPE (4673). It has a chat function where you can request help from a computer or phone in complete privacy.
Survivors can call New York City Anti-violence project 24/7 English / Spanish hotline at 212-714-1141 and get help. If the call is not secure, but email is possible, report to avp.org/get-help and leave safe contact information, and someone will contact you.
Contribution: The Associated Press
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