Rack, Rack City Bish…
Celebrities, media, influencers, family, friends and fans gathered at the Last Kings Flagship store on Melrose starting last Thursday as rapper Tyga celebrated his new apparel collection, Last Kings. The Rack City rapper’s fashion line aims to “mix luxury with affordable street wear,” according to his press release. Speaking of luxury, Tyga spared no expense when taking over the former Christian Audigier store location on Melrose Ave, dropping over $120k on authentic Egyptian decoration and customization fit for a pharaoh…including a custom-made tomb. Reports TMZ:
Tyga doesn’t need drugs to get hieroglyphic … he just dropped $20,000 on an Egyptian-made tomb for his new L.A. store … and it’s pretty rad.
Sources tell us, Tyga spent more than $120,000 decorating the newly-opened Melrose clothing store called Last Kings — the tomb was just a drop in the bucket.
We’re told $100,000 went toward painting the place’s ceilings like the Sistine Chapel — and the remaining money went toward the tomb, as well as a bunch of other Egyptian-made Pharaoh-phernalia … like the black and gold guard statues … and sand.
Yes, Tyga actually paid to import sand from Egypt … and his store is 10 miles from the beach.
At least it looks cool.
Check out what they mean:
Tyga was recently listed by Forbes as the next moneymaking rapper to watch, but do you think all that extravagance was really necessary for a brand few people are yet familiar with? Either way, Tyga got a ton of support from his celeb friends for the store opening, with guests like Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Rajon Rondo, Brittany Gastineau, Keke Palmer, Quincy and Lil Twist, Bow Wow, and NFL Star Desean Jackson all stopping by. Peep the clip and a few pics below:
Video: Karen Civil
Photos: Michael Bezjian