Tyga Shows Off His $250,000 Chain

Plus the rest of the SoCal rapper's crazy jewelry collection.

Released on 10/4/2018

Transcript

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I mean jewelry is just something that is a part of you
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as an artist, you know what I mean?
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I'm into jewelry, cars, fashion, women. (laughs)
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What's popping GQ, it's Tyga, and you're about to check out
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some of my personal jewelry right here On The Rocks.
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This is a Richard Mille, this is an investment.
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Just straight factory, clean.
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It's a RM-11, one of the most popular.
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If I was to get this watch like five years ago,
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like a couple of years ago it probably was like $70.000.
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So, the value goes up in it.
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I got this one for the VMA's
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because I had a blue Margiela outfit
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and I just thought it was dope.
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I'm not really into Hublot's like that though,
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but I thought this one was fly so I was like,
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I just have to cop this one with the alligator band on it.
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Yeah, it's real clean, it's actually rose gold.
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I change a lot, I used to be into yellow gold, super heavy.
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My Instagram was King Gold Chain.
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And I just switched it up, now I just started going white.
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I just switch it up, you know?
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Gemballa did this one, it's a Louis inspired Ring
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and I did it like the Murakami, the camou
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so it's like green and white camou.
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It has like the Louis on it, if you see it matches
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with the Louis logo on it, the green and white.
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Actually I have a grill too that's all like that too.
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This one was like $20.000.
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It's heavy too, it got some weight on it.
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This is like my everyday kind of joint that I just throw on.
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This is just when I wanna double up.
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I got another one like this, I didn't bring it
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cause I was traveling, I was coming from Morocco.
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I wish I would've brought my mic.
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I have this customized dragon logo,
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it's all iced style, it's crazy.
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I just had the idea cause I was just on a
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heavy Asian wave for like the last two years.
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I was spending a lot of time out there
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and doing an album and I was like,
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yo I wanna do a dragon mic.
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This, you can actually take it off,
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and this the Goyard logo,
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so I wanted to do the pattern of the Goyard.
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I always liked the brand, so it's all white gold, diamonds.
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It's made out of two chains,
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so it's two Franco Cuban chains inside of the chain.
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I don't know how he did it, and then he put these,
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they are almost like little charms.
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I can take this off and then put it on here.
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That's the good thing about customizing
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because you could just use different pieces
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for different chains.
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And then it's like a full Goyard, so I mean
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this is very solid.
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This is probably one of my most expensive chains
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that I ever bought.
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This one was a quarter, a quarter million, 250.
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But it's solid stone, each of these
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you can break down and make engagement rings.
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No, seriously.
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This one actually I got made probably 2014, my second album.
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It says Hotel California on the side of this,
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so I had this piece for a long time.
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I haven't wore it in a while
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but recently I just start wearing it.
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It actually looks good on this chain cause it looks new.
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The Last Kings was, basically my brand label I started.
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At the time when I came up with it
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I was really into learning about Africa
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and learning about Egyptian culture
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and all that stuff like that,
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so I was just kind of fascinated by it.
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I don't carry a wallet but this is basically
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like a wallet chain, you know what I mean?
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You just clip this all on to whatever, the belt.
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It's iced style, so you can even wear it as a necklace
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but I don't, I just wear it like a little waist jewelry.
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This one is a definitely investment piece right here,
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Chanel setting, all princess cut stones.
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Yeah, it's the cut of the diamond.
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So you have like oval shapes, it's a shape
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and I guess maybe cause it's square, I wanna say.
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It's one of my favorite pieces right here.
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I don't wear it a lot though.
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You know, the diamonds are very sensitive
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when you set it like this,
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so it could fall out a lot, you can't get it cleaned a lot.
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I'm trying to not to wear it that much.
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These are about 4.5 carat each.
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Solid stone investment, you can never lose.
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I had them when I was like 12 or something, 13.
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I went to the swap meet, got them pierced.
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I just needed that drip, and back then
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a lot of people was doing it too.
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They had like the double earrings.
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So I was like, I gotta go get the ears pierced.
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The early 2000s, I feel like was the golden age,
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the golden era for jewelry.
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I mean, Nelly had the big number one chain
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and he had the single Number One, you know what I mean?
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And Lil Wayne's jewelry, Diddy always had stones,
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50 with the G-Unit, the spinning chain.
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You know what I'm saying?
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There were so many classic pieces,
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that's kind of where I take all my notes from.
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Then you got guys like Mayweather,
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buy a 20 million dollar watch,
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and you're like, this shit is crazy.
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So it just depends on your preference though,
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what you're into.
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It doesn't have to be a 20 million dollar watch,
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but I got a very expensive taste.
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I had jewelry since I was little.
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When I first met Lil Wayne I had a fake chain
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but I didn't care.
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I had this big chain that said Tyga on it.
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You probably can pull up the photos.
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I was like 16, 17 when I met Lil Wayne
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and that chain was green-gold.
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It was turning gold, the colors was crazy
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but I was so exited to have a chain.
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I think my first real chain I was like 17.
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I had a orange Garfield chain that lit up.
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It was all cognac, orange diamonds, rose gold.
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It was like this big, it was 3D.
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The jeweler definitely has a input on the design
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cause he know what's gonna look best,
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cause you might go with a crazy idea,
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like I wanna do diamonds on top of diamonds
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and I wanna do this, but the jeweler knows
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how to make it make sense and they know what they can make.
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I know I hate waiting a long time
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and now I say, you gotta get a new chain every album.
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