Tyga was arrested on October 12 when he voluntarily turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department. The rapper was put behind bars after his girlfriend, Camaryn Swanson, accused him of domestic abuse, according to TMZ, but the musician was later released after posting a $50,000 bail. Following his arrest, Tyga’s rep told HollywoodLife, “The allegations you have been reading about our client the past few days are false and will be disproven.”
Camaryn took to her Instagram Stories on Oct. 12, just before Tyga’s arrest, and showed her followers a photo of herself with an injury that she claims came as a result of a confrontation with Tyga. “I’ve been emotionally, mentally, and physically abused and I’m not hiding it anymore,” she wrote in one post shared on social media. In another photo, she shared a screenshot of an alleged text message exchange, in which she asked for a car to be called for her. “I can’t believe this is how it has to end. Honestly I’m so heart broken and didn’t think you were capable to ever do this to me,” the last text in the exchange said.
She made allegations against the rapper in the posts, without naming him directly. “I didn’t show up ‘screaming’ or uninvited. When I tried to leave, he physically assaulted me and refused to let me leave for hours,” she wrote in the post with the text exchange. In a final video, she she showed her injury again. “I’m so embarrassed and ashamed it had to get to this but I have to stand up for myself,” she wrote.
An officer with the LAPD told HollywoodLife in a statement what penal code he was booked with was. “Because this is domestic violence related, it is very sensitive. But I will say that he turned himself in at 9am related to a domestic violence situation. He was booked on 273.5a,” the officer said. The penal code states the charges can be used to book “Any person who willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon a victim described in subdivision,” and it says that if found guilty, those charged can face up to four years in prison and could be fined up to $6,000.
After being released on bail, the rapper swiftly went to a car, and didn’t answer reporters’ questions, as shown in a video by TMZ. HollywoodLife reached out to representatives for Tyga for comment.