Tyga 'Didn't Understand' the Backlash Over Age Difference with Kylie Jenner: 'I Just Keep My Faith Strong'

02/27/2016 AT 12:25 PM EST

Tyga knows about all the hate out there – about his relationship with Kylie Jenner, and the age difference between them; about the apparent spats between Jenner and his ex, Blac Chyna – but he doesn't let any of that get him down, he explained in a new interview.

"It's not affecting my real life," Tyga, 26, told KMEL's Shay Diddy, during a Wednesday sit-down.

That includes the scrutiny he's faced for his relationship with Jenner, who is eight years his junior and who turned 18 a few months after their relationship was first confirmed in 2015.

"It's kind of hard to really talk about that because people are gonna bash – I didn't understand it though 'cause I'm like, 'This person is a really good person,' " Tyga (né Michael Stevenson) told KMEL. "And it's almost like, the devil keeps trying to tell me something to not follow God and not just let God do what he wanna do.



"So I don't really know how to speak on that because it's just something that I have to deal with," he continued. "A lot of things in life, you just gotta deal with it as it come, that's what I learned."

"I just keep my faith strong," he said.

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When it comes to their actual relationship, however, Tyga said age does play a role.

"Me being older than [Jenner], I've been through a lot more things so I can help her more with it, even though she's been more in the tabloid media limelight than I have been," he told KMEL.

And while Tyga said he never thinks about the media's role in his life, he did speak out publicly about certain things, such as the recent feud between Chyna (née Angela White), with whom he shares a son, and Jenner.



Chyna appeared to call out Jenner in a since-deleted Instagram post earlier this week. (The two have similarly named cooking projects, and Chyna appeared to imply Jenner created hers in imitation of Chyna's.)

Tyga then appeared to respond to that call-out, in a series of posts on his Snapchat. He captioned one, "Mfs gotta stop acting like they invented everything."



As Tyga told KMEL of that back-and-forth, "I just feel like 'the grass is always greener on the other side' to people, and it's like, worry about your own grass and yours will be just as green."

He continued, "I don't really know how it feels to hate on somebody else or just worry about what somebody else is doing."

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