Tyga Scores 3 AVN Award Nominations
Double-platinum recording artist Tyga is nominated in 3 categories at the 2013 AVN Awards. Dubbed “the Oscars of adult” by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards honors the best and sexiest in the ranks of the adult industry, for which the hip-hop sensation recently joined. In 2012, Tyga turned his triple-X fantasies into reality through producing / directing “Rack City XXX: The Movie,” in which he also stars in a non-sex role.
Tyga’s AVN Awards nominations include:
Best Wall-to-Wall Release – “Rack City XXX,” Tyga / Hush Hush
Best Music Soundtrack – “Rack City XXX,” Tyga / Hush Hush
Best Oral Sex Scene – Havana Ginger and Ice LaFox; “Rack City XXX,” Tyga / Hush Hush
AVN Media Network’s Managing Editor Steve Javors said, “On behalf of AVN, congrats to Tyga on his trio of AVN awards nominations. Seeing Tyga direct ‘Rack City XXX’ in person, I could immediately tell how dedicated he was to the craft. He paid attention to detail, was conscientious about getting good performances from his cast, and really wanted to put his personal stamp on this project. He’s not the type of guy to slap his name on the box and have someone else do the legwork. He really cared about putting out a solid product – and he did. Not to mention, the soundrack is bangin’!”
In addition to attending the show as a nominee, Tyga will be performing some of his hits. The star was recently announced as the show’s official musical guest, an honor previously held by Flo Rida, Chingy, Lil’ Jon, Baby Bash, and Too Short. Joining Tyga on stage are AVN Awards co-hosts Jesse Jane and Asa Akira.
“I’m surprised [at the nominations], but appreciate AVN for recognizing the work I did [directing] for the first time,” stated Tyga.
The AVN Awards take place January 19, 2013, at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.