With the news of Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian‘s engagement comes a pique in curiosity over the urban model’s young son, King Cairo. Born on October 16, 2012, Blac Chyna and Tyga’s offspring has been periodically spotted with the rapper and his main squeeze — Kylie Jenner — when he’s not with his mother and her new fiancé. Furthermore, the child has inadvertently been caught in the middle of his parents’ very public lives.
Here’s what you need to know about the 3-year-old:
1. Tyga Is His Biological Father
Tyga — King Cairo’s father — met King Cairo’s mother — Blac Chyna — on October 5, 2011 while he was with Chris Brown at King of Diamonds in Miami at The F.A.M.E Tour After Party. On November 9, 2011 they officially became an item. In March 2012, they posed for a cover of Urban Ink magazine. In December 2012, the two confirmed their engagement. However, they broke up in 2014. Both Chyna and Tyga have tattoos of King Cairo’s name.
Tyga — real name Michael Ray Stevenson — is 26-years-old and from Gardena, California. Tyga is the backronym for Thank You God Always. The rapper garnered controversy when he stated that he was raised in a lower-class area of Compton and
leaked unaired TV footage had him saying he was raised in a “well-to-do” home, reported TMZ on December 3, 2012.
2. Tyga Purchased a $6.5 Mansion on the Same Day of King’s Birth
On October 16, 2012, Rap-Up reported that Tyga “snagged a $6.5 million mansion with 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, a movie theater, pool, spa, waterfall, sports court, and gym” in Calabasas. The move to the 9,200 square foot pad was made for his family. It also possessed multiple security cameras, fireplaces, a gold-leaf entry dome and a in-ground trampoline, reported the site. While residing there, Tyga, Chyna and King Cairo were neighbors to Justin Bieber and Travis Barker. Drake also had a home in the vicinity.
During that time, TMZ reported that the then-new father was sued by his Malibu landlord — Gholamreza Rezai — for “screwing him” on the $16,000-per-month rent.
3. Tyga Has Tried Gaining Full Custody of King Cairo
On February 5 — nearly a year after the news was first announced — Tyga was fighting Blac Chyna for full custody of King Cairo, reported Hollywood Life.
On February 1, Chyna was arrested at Austin International Airport after law enforcement discovered 2 ecstasy pills “with gold glittered flecks in a sunglasses case” inside her purse, reported TMZ.
Father Right’s Activist and Men’s Family Lawyer — David Pisarra — spoke to Hollywood Life about Tyga’s odds at gaining sole custody.
Tyga could take Blac to court and use the argument that Blac is a negligent mother and that their child is in danger. A judge could rule in his favor and Tyga could gain custody. Blac Chyna could be a negligent mother if, by her own admission, she really did not know there were drugs in her bag. If she did not know where there are drugs in her house when her assistant packed her bags then how can she say for sure that her child could not find drugs and use them? Tyga could try to use the charge to bootstrap himself and claim that Blac is a drug addict and a negligent parent. If she can’t keep track of drugs, how can she be a capable parent?
Judging by an Easter photo showing King Cairo playing with Kardashian, it appears the mother still has custody.
4. Rob & His Sister Kylie Could Become King’s Stepparents
If Kardashian goes through with the marriage to Chyna and Tyga ends up tying the knot to Jenner, Rob and Kylie — brother and sister — could become King Cairo’s stepparents. With Kardashian and Chyna now engaged, a Tyga and Kylie engagement is needed for the circumstance to become highly likely.
On February 9, Tyga addressed the topic of marriage to Jenner to Real 92.3‘s Big Boy.
“Nah, no time soon. I mean, we all gotta walk the aisle one day. I think, whatever makes you happy in life, you gotta do it. You can’t plan in life too much.”
5. Blac Chyna Banned King From Jenner’s House
According to Hollywood Life on December 10, 2015, Blac Chyna “put a ban on King’s trips” to Jenner’s mansion.
A site source stated that King threw a fit — saying he’d rather be at Kylie’s — when Chyna tried putting him to sleep early one night.
Blac recently tried putting King to bed at her house and he threw the biggest tantrum she’d ever seen. He was crying and didn’t want to sleep. He said ‘I don’t like my room here, I want my room at Kylie’s!
The site source continued, stating that Chyna’s son’s preference to stay at Kylie’s brought the model to tears. She ultimately texted Tyga, saying she never wanted King at Kylie’s again.
Blac was stuck. She was completely still for at least three minutes and started crying. She let King play because she needed to grasp what he had just said. She calmed herself down, texted Tyga and told him that she never ever wants King inside Kylie’s house again!