Tyga on 3-Year-Old Son King Cairo: ‘He Makes Me Step Back and Really Enjoy Life’

06/01/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

Tyga could not be prouder of his mini me.

“It’s just a great accomplishment to have a mini version of yourself,” the rapper, 26, exclusively tells PEOPLE of his 3-year-old son, King Cairo. “You don’t owe the world anything, but when you bring a beautiful child like this into the world, you know that you’ve got a lot to live for.”

Tyga and ex Blac Chyna welcomed their son in October 2012. With his fast-paced lifestyle, Tyga says that his little boy has “changed [his] life a lot.”

“He makes me step back and really enjoy life,” he explains. “That’s what life is about. You bring something into the world like that, your whole world kind of stops. It slows down and you look at everything differently.”

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And King, who loves anything about cars, is at the fun age where he’s repeating everything he hears.

“You’ve got to be real cautious on what you say and things like that,” says Tyga. “But as he’s getting older and going to school, he’s around other kids so now his personality is just … like, he’s learning words I’ve never heard him say. This is crazy!”

While co-parenting with Chyna and her soon-to-be-husband Rob Kardashian, Tyga says he has a very straight-forward parenting style.

“He’s going to learn things, he’s going to make mistakes,” he says. “I want to let him be a kid and explore what he likes.”

The proud dad, who recently split from girlfriend Kylie Jenner, is always staying positive with the help of his son.

“You just got to have a lot of faith in what you do,” he says. “Every situation is a learning process, and you evolve from everything … it’s just really all about evolving and sticking with what made you.”

For more from Tyga, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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rubyovertherainbow* on

Maybe he could also make you want to pay your bills.

Anonymous on

King Cairo is absolutely the cutest kid!

PCC on

I don’t think the world was clamoring for a mini version of Tyga. What’s this all about anyway? Trying to rehab this guy’s image now that he broke up with his formerly underage girlfriend?

PrinccesssssKate on

Now that he know longer has Kylie he’s using the kid to get attention. Loser

Carolyn on

King Cairo? Haaaahaaa. Incredibly stupid name, but what do you expect when your parents are named Blac Chyna and Tyga.

Anne on

Not that I like this guy by any means but wow look how much better he looks without the grills in his mouth

Daisy on

Lawd…poor kid…

True on

I don’t think he was thinking of his kid when he dogged the mother of child out and left her to be with another child. Now that hes not with her hes all about his son. This guy is a loser.

Pam on

His daughter is adorable.

Chrissy on

Oh PEOPLE MAG….You’ve sunk to a whole new low.

Shay on

This man does like kids. It’s nice to see him with his own, instead of someone else’s underage daughter.

ZsaZsa on

Tyga, Blac Chyna, Nig.ger.ian
Big.A.Shaka Spear Chukh.A, A.L.L. DUMB N.I. G.G. A.H.’s!!

ThirtyPlus1andBeyond on

I’m guessing Tyga is trying to change his image. 🤔

Ally1 on

I’ve finally come up with something good to say about Tyga—he has nice teeth.

BlackPlasttyc on

Kid’s 3 years old!! Baby daddy better get a move on cuz there’s lots of black baby mamas out there who could house his seed! No good black baby daddy lets 3 whole years go by without no new spawn!!! Gots to collect da mamas and make somemo babies!!!!

Yoliewinecorporation on

Yeah yeah whatever jerk looking for some Damnn Attention

Yoliewinecorporation on

Yeah yeah whatever curious how much did people magazine pay for your interview

Tyra on

These are cute pictures.

GLP on

Mission accomplished. This nobody has a stupid article written about him.
Kylie is gone and now he’s famous

Lisa on

What a great photo! He looks just like his mommy. Kids are truly a gift from God. Their happiness should always be the priority.

randi on

Now that chyna and Rob have there own show and will be making money…now he’s all about his son. Watch how he will try to get money out the deal. hope chyna is smart and has a trust set up so tyga cant touch one dime.

Andrea on

Let’s all hope to God he turns out nothing like you.

anonymous on

His daughter is so cute!