Tyga owes Michigan woman $248k, but refuses to pay up

Michigan native and Michigan State University student Shyanne Riekena (better known as Shyanne Queen on social media) claims she was injured while attending a Tyga concert in Grand Rapids back in 2012. She says a light stand fell on her head, and TMZ recently published photos of a four-inch head wound sustained during the incident.

According to TMZ, Riekena sued Tyga for damages in 2015 and last year a judge awarded her $235,000, but she says the rapper has yet to pay up. With interest, he now owes her close to a quarter of a million dollars.

Riekena gave a heated interview to TMZ, demanding Tyga "take this serious" and pay up.

This isn't the first time Riekena has been the subject of TMZ fodder. Last year, she claimed L.A. Clippers player Branden Dawson attacked and beat her, posting photos of her bruised face and arms to social media, which TMZ picked up. Dawson was later arrested for domestic violence, but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

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Alysa Zavala-Offman

Alysa Zavala-Offman is the managing editor of Detroit Metro Times. She lives in the downriver city of Wyandotte with her husband, toddler, mutt, and two orange cats.
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