Young Money rapper Tyga is headed to the adult film world’s biggest stage. The “Rack City” rhymer, who recently directed his first x-rated film, is set to perform at the upcoming Adult Video News awards (AVN) this winter.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun being in Vegas, going to the awards and performing on stage,” the rapper told AVN. “Once I saw it on TV I knew how big it was. It’s the 30th anniversary, and I know it’s a big night.”
For Tyga, the AVN Awards is another step in his surprising move into the porn industry.
The rapper manned the camera for the aptly-titled blue flick Rack City: The XXX Movie, which features such x-rated stars as Lexington Steele, Sophie Dee, London Keyes, Skin Diamond, Jada Fire, and Eva Angelina. Tyga says he is excited about the prospect of bonding with his new colleagues.
“I got a little taste of porn now through doing my movie and playing the awards is going to be something else,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on having a lot of fun.”
Tyga is not the first rapper to get in bed with the porn industry. In 2001, Snoop Dogg hosted Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, which was produced by porn industry icon Larry Flint. Prior to that, DJ Yella from N.W.A went on to direct adult films after the nihilistic rap group broke up in the ’90s.
Tyga will appear at the 2013 mid-January 30th anniversary event in Las Vegas. —Keith Murphy, CBS Local