Tyga thinks Kylie Jenner is ''a beautiful young woman,'' but says they aren't dating.

The 25-year-old rapper, who split from Blac Chyna last year, with whom he has two-year-old son, King Cairo, insists he didn't dump the 26-year-old model for the 17-year-old reality TV star.

He said: ''I'm not dating Kylie, I just want to get that out of the way. I want to be clear to everybody that I didn't leave my family to be with Kylie. That's ridiculous. Me and [Blac] Chyna, we broke up almost close to a year [ago] now, because of the decision we made, and things in our relationship that weren't going right, [so we] decided to split to raise an emotionally stable kid.''

Tyga - whose real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson - also claims he has been friends with the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star's family, including older sister Kim Kardashian West and her rapper husband, Kanye West, for many years.

He told Power 105.1's 'Breakfast Club' that people ''didn't really care about me until they figured out that I live next door to Kim and Kanye... But I've been friends with them before I even met Chyna. I was friends with Scott [Disick], her family for years, so me hanging out with them was nothing new.''

But the 'Hookah' hitmaker, who was recently blasted by Kanye's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose for romancing Kylie, fuelled rumours he is waiting until the brunette beauty turns 18 in August before going public with their relationship by admitting he thinks she is a ''beautiful young woman'' whose ''maturity and mentality is different than a lot of people.''