Tyga was involved in a shooting following his concert earlier this week in Omaha, Nebraska, with his artist Honey Cocaine getting shot in the arm during the melee. Calling in for an interview with Power 106, the Young Money rapper explained that the situation came out of local acts catching feelings after he decided he didn’t want opening performers.
“I’m a chill person, but a person wants to be disrespectful… I’m trying to put on a great show for people who pay money to see me. Somebody threw a bottle and nobody want to say who threw the bottle. It’s childish stuff,” he said. “I never really lose my cool, I’m chill most of the time. I never be trying to start drama or something like that. But when you get disrespected as a man, there’s certain stuff that won’t allow.”
He said that the situation didn’t faze him and that he’s not worried about situations like this that could arise in the future.
“I’m not paranoid about this. You don’t understand… This doesn’t happen, these aren’t fans. This situation escalated because I wanted to do the show,” he explained. “I was dealing with the same people from the beginning of the day, before the show even started. They wanted to cancel the show. There was a bunch of drama going on already.”
Tyga noted that the assailants could have been the local acts. He said that the situation had escalated all day long and that he could have decided not to perform, but didn’t for the sake of his fans.
“Actually, there were some local opening acts and I told them they couldn’t perform. It’s a tour, and I don’t want no opening act performances. That’s what y’all saw on YouTube and stuff. Stuff was going on all day, but I could have left Omaha and said, I don’t care about y’all, I’m going to leave.”
As for Honey Cocaine, she’s doing fine after sustaining a gunshot wound to her arm. “She with me now, we got a show tonight in Albuquerque. So we on the way there now.”