Well, looky here. Kylie Jenner‘s doppelgänger Val Mercado was spotted visiting Tyga before a recent interview the rapper was doing. According to DuJour magazine, Mercado was leaving the rapper’s $40,000-a-month estate off of Sunset Strip in Los Angeles as a camera crew arrived.
DuJour’s Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks described the scene in Tyga’s new feature, which was published on Tuesday, February 2. The writers alleged that “scantily clad” Mercado, 23, appeared to be shivering outside his gate waiting for her ride. Her hair was also “matted and slept-on.”
The “Stimulated” rapper, 26, has been photographed with the aspiring model and singer before. Last month, the two shared a laugh while walking inside a Beverly Hills parking garage. (Us Weekly exclusively revealed in early January that he recently cheated on Jenner, 18, with Brazilian model Annalu Cardoso.)
Tyga isn’t one to open up about his personal life, however. Morgan and Cocks wrote that he refused to talk about anything but his music career during the sit-down.
“I only like people to know what I want them to know. People didn’t know what Tupac was doing. That’s why he was so iconic. Before [the internet], it was real superstars,” he explained. “I don’t engage with people that much. You can’t base your life off waking up every morning like, ‘What are people saying about me now?’ Then I’d never stay in my creative headspace. I just want to put all my answers in the music.”
Tyga has been in that “creative headspace” since he recorded his first song at 12 years old. He then got his first big break when he gave a mixtape to his famous cousin, Gym Class Heroes’ Travie McCoy.
“I’ve been this person for so long now — half my life. I had faith that music would be able to take me somewhere. I didn’t know where. I just was like, ‘Keep having faith, and any doors that open, I’ll walk through them and see what happens from there,” Tyga said. “You gotta hustle, whatever you do.”
Tyga’s also leaned on Jenner’s brother-in-law Kanye West along the way. “You learn something by just having a conversation with him. And he listens, and that’s the thing I do,” Tyga explained. “I listen to everybody and then I take it and put my own thought on it. That’s just how life is. God puts us in places. It’s for you to make the decision whether you go left or right.”
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