Tyga sued over missed car lease payments

29th Nov 16 | Entertainment News

Rapper Tyga is facing new legal action amid allegations he failed to keep up with lease payments on a red Ferrari.

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The Rack City hitmaker signed a lease agreement in May (16) for a Ferrari 488, but car dealer Alex Benedict claims the star reneged on the monthly payments, prompting him to have the vehicle repossessed in August (16).

Tyga allegedly reached another deal to use the sports car until 9 October (16), but when he reportedly missed the deadline to return the Ferrari, Benedict called in repossession officials again and had the car collected on 8 November (16).

He is now suing the rapper for at least $150,000 (120,900) in damages, reports TMZ.com.

Tyga has yet to comment on his latest lawsuit, which emerges days after it was revealed the star had been served with court papers as he arrived at Penthouse nightclub in West Hollywood on 18 November (16) to celebrate his 27th birthday.

The process server was caught on camera approaching Tyga and handing him the papers as he made his way from his car to the club entrance. The hip-hop star's security guards promptly pushed the court official away, but not before the rapper was served. It is not clear if the papers are related to Benedict's lawsuit.

The Ferrari dispute is the latest legal woe for Tyga. He recently paid off a $208,330 (167,850) settlement deal relating to a long-running jewellery debt with bosses at the Jason of Beverly Hills store. The invoice related to a diamond Cuban link chain and a diamond pantheon watch he borrowed in 2012, but failed to return.

He was ordered to pay up by a judge in 2014, but when he failed to do so, retail bosses went back to court to demand payment. Tyga finally agreed to hand over the outstanding funds earlier this month (Nov16) to prevent his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, from sitting for a deposition.

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