Travie McCoy once upon a time referred to Tyga as his cousin – but it appears that lines have been drawn as he’s defended his buddy Mod Sun following news that Mod’s ex Avril Lavigne is now dating the “Dip” rapper.
The Gym Class Heroes frontman made the declaration onstage when he popped out to support Mod Sun at New York City’s Irving Plaza on Wednesday night (March 15).
Just before performing his hit “Cupid’s Chokehold,” Travie said a few words to the crowd. “I wanna give all the love in the world right now to my brother Mod Sun,” he said before telling the audience how they met.
“He is one of the three most loyal muthafuckas I’ve ever met in my fucking life,” Trav continued. “It goes Mod, it goes Airo and it goes Gata. Fuck Tyga!”
This prompted the crowd to launch into a “Fuck Tyga” chant, while an initially-shocked Mod grinned ear to ear.
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Travie and Tyga referred to each other as cousins when Tyga first came on the scene in 2008 with his single “Lime In The Coconut” – which Trav appeared on. Tyga signed to Young Money shortly afterward and seemingly forgot about his start, as the Gym Class Heroes singer brought up in a 2021 interview.
“I think Tyga gives [Lil] Wayne his flowers for bringing him up and kinda forgets the fact that I put his first record out,” Travie told HotNewHipHop. “That’s not throwing shade in any way but like, people hit me up like, ‘Did you see this interview?’ And it’s Wayne this and Wayne that. And I’m like, alright bet.”
He continued: “If that’s how you feel, cool. I know what the fuck I did for that n-gga. And I also know how much money I spent on doing what I did for that n-gga. It is what it is. I’m not gonna hold any type of grudges but there are people out there that are opportunists. They see an opportunity, they gon’ jump at it. I’m not gonna fault him or shit on his name because — I mean, look at where’s he’s at.”
Meanwhile, Tyga made things Instagram official with his boo Avril earlier this month. The announcement arrived after the pair were spotted smooching during the Mugler x Hunter Schafer party at Paris Fashion Week a few days prior.
Unfortunately, this was all news to Mod Sun – who reportedly was still engaged to Avril when he left for his tour a few days before her Paris trip. TMZ reports he’s taking it hard.