Tyga claims his romance with Kylie Jenner overshadowed his career.
The 26-year-old rapper and the 18-year-old reality TV star recently ended their relationship and while Tyga insists they are still friends; he is relieved that he can now focus on his music.
In an interview with Big Boy TV, he said: "When you're in a very public relationship like that, it's hard for other people to see you differently than that. Being in that it took a lot, career wise, everything. It overshadowed a lot of my talents and a lot of things that I worked hard for."
However, Tyga - who has a three-year-old son King Cairo with former fiancée Blac Chyna - believes they could reconcile in the future.
He said: "It got to the point where it was like, 'I respect you, you respect me.' I think it's a mutual thing. This is what needs to happen. When something is so damaged or something is just not right, you can't fix it in a moment. The only thing is time.
"Maybe later on in life, maybe we might come back. She's young. When you're young, you're going to make mistakes. All of those mistakes are going to be in the public eye so that puts a lot of strain on the relationship. Right now, I want to focus on what I need to do. I just wanted to get back to just me. I think for her as well."