• Pasionaye Nguyen is the mother of famous rapper Tyga.
• She is of Afro-American and Vietnamese ancestry.
• She helped Tyga with his musical aspirations and was often seen with him in the media.
• She hasn't pursued a career of her own, instead dedicating her life to her son.
• Tyga's net worth is estimated at $2 million as of mid-2019.
Who is Pasionaye Nguyen, Tyga’s Mother?
Pasionaye Nguye’s greatest accomplishment is being the mother of the famous rapper; she raised him as a single mother, and helped him in his musical aspirations. Nowadays, thanks to his enormous popularity, Pasionaye has enjoyed a bit of fame and can be often seen next to Tyga in the media.
So, do you want to learn more about Pasionaye Nguyen, from her childhood to her relationship with Tyga’s father, and other interesting details about Tyga’s mother? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to this amazing woman.
Pasionaye Nguyen Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Pasionaye Nguyen was born in 1971 in California, USA; there isn’t much information from her childhood, though we know that she is of Afro-American and Vietnamese ancestry, and that she is the older daughter of Kim Nguyen, a Vietnamese woman, born in 1944 – she has a younger sister, Cece. She hasn’t shared anything else from her early life, and her educational background remains unknown.
Relationship with Tyga’s Father, Raising a Rapper
Pasionaye was just 16 years old when she started a romantic relationship with Tyga’s father, Michael Stevenson. As their romance developed, Pasionay became pregnant with Tyga, and it was on the 19th November 1989 that she gave birth to Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson. Soon after Tyga’s birth, his father was jailed, and Pasionay raised Tyga as a single mother. They spent 11 years in Compton before they moved to Gardena, California.
It was then that Tyga discovered his interest in music, and Pasionaye helped him in every way possible with his musical aspirations. She used to call him Tiger Woods, which inspired him to create the stage name, Tyga.
Rise to Stardom
Pasionaye wouldn’t be anywhere near the media popularity if it wasn’t for her son; Tyga is now a successful rapper, and Pasionaye owes all of her celebrity status to him. She has often been seen together with him at various red carpet events, and in the media on the whole, giving interviews, speaking of how she raised him and helped him launch his career.
Pasionaye hasn’t remarried, and has dedicated her life to her son, so she also hasn’t pursued a career of her own.
Pasionaye Nguyen Son, Tyga
Now that we have covered all there is to know about Pasionaye, let’s share some information about her son, the famous rapper Tyga. We habve covered his early years with his mother; after moving to Gardena, he started taking an interest in music, and he would listen to such musicians as Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Eminem, and numerous other rappers.
He started his career in 2007 with the mixtape “Young On Probation”, which attracted the attention of Travie McCoy who soon offered him a contract with the label DCD2 Records – also known as Decaydence Records – which he signed. The first studio album “No Introduction” came out on the 10th June 2008, and spawned the hit single “Coconut Juice”, a duet with McCoy. He continued to make music, and before his second album released a string of mixtapes, including “Slaughter House”, “The Free Album”, “Fan of a Fan”, which featured Chris Brown, then the “Well Done” series, among other creations.
The second album was released on the 21st February 2012, entitled “Careless World: Rise of the Last King”, which reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and topped the US R&B and US Rap charts.
Rise to Prominence
Tyga’s third album, “Hotel California” released in 2013, was a complete success, as it reached No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 and topped the US Rap chart. However, he struggled in the next couple of years, but most recently reached stardom with the album “Legendary”, released on the 7th June 2019, which achieved gold status in the US, and spawned several hit songs, including “Taste”, “Swish”, and “Loco Contigo”, among other songs.
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In recent years, Tyga has also collaborated with a number of other successful musicians, including Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Waka Flocka Flame, Nicki Minaj, and numerous others, all of whom have contributed to his popularity and wealth.
Tyga Personal Life and Net Worth
Tyga has had a rich history of dating celebrities; one of his first known high profile relationships was with the model and entrepreneur Blac Chyna, from 2011 until 2014 and they were even engaged from 2012, but eventually broke off their engagement and separated.
Tyga is also known for his romance with Kylie Jenner; the two started a romance when Tyga was in a relationship with Chyna, and they later continued it, but split-up in 2017.
To speak of his riches, according to reports, Tyga’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, as of mid- 2019. This number will undoubtedly increase assuming that he successfully continues his career.