Tyga was handcuffed by police on Monday after being pulled over while shooting a rap music video in South Central Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old rapper and rumoured boyfriend of Kylie Jenner was driving a Rolls-Royce in the tough neighborhood with several men in the car while shooting the video for Make It Work.
A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter noticed the vehicle driving recklessly and Los Angeles School Police officers made a traffic stop, a police spokesman told Us Weekly
Tyga wore a black cap, black jeans, dark tee and thick golden chain while he was being detained.
Six police cars responded and numerous officers took part in the investigation.
An eyewitness told TMZ the traffic stop was for reckless driving and police later confirmed that Tyga was cited for a traffic violation.
The rapper was eventually released but his bodyguard was arrested for investigation of possession of a gun not registered in California, according to TMZ.