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A report said Thursday that the ratings of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" soared after Tyga appeared on the show. The episode showed him with his girlfriend Kylie Jenner a year ago, while they currently face relationship troubles following the latest messaging scandal. In this photo, Tyga and Jenner are seen attending the Alexander Wang Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Pier 94, Sept. 12, 2015, in New York City. Getty Images/Craig Barritt

Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s relationship may be hanging by a thread, but their relationship woes seem to be working for the ratings of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (KUTWK). According to a report by Radar Online Thursday, the recent episode featuring her and Tyga has led to a spike “KUTWK” viewership.

Jenner reportedly brought Tyga along for the family’s summer vacation at St. Bart’s in 2015, despite her sisters being annoyed with the invite. The episode, which aired Jan. 3, showed Jenner in a bikini with Tyga and reportedly pulled in a season-high of 2.542 million viewers, Radar Online reported. In comparison, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's relationship did not work much for the ratings.

While the show captured the closeness between Tyga and Jenner from a year ago, the couple is currently facing trouble after 14-year-old Molly O’Malia claimed that the “Stimulated” rapper sent her inappropriate messages. The revelation followed a report from OK! magazine that said Tyga was cheating on Jenner with Malia

On Tuesday, Tyga also shared a cryptic message on Instagram, showing him scowling, surrounded by cars. He captioned the photo: “They don’t want you to win.”

A report Thursday by Hollywood Life said that the "Dope’d Up" rapper is also trying to get rich and has spent $5,000 on Powerball lottery tickets and plans to shower the 18-year-old Jenner with gifts if he wins.

“He’s spent nearly $5,000 on tickets already, and he’s not showing any signs of stopping,” a source told Hollywood Life, adding: “He told [Kylie] that if he wins, he’s going to cash out and get out of the business and he wants her to come with him. He told her he wants to buy himself a private island, surrounded by huge 14-k golden stones, just for the two of them and King [Cairo], where they can be a family and live happily ever after.”

The source also told Hollywood life that Tyga was not a big fan of the Kardashian clan and told Jenner that the rest of the family will not be invited to visit.

“He joked to her that when they go away, her family isn’t welcome to visit,” the source said, adding: “Kylie laughed and told him that’s mean. She also told him that if he’s that lucky to win, she’d have no choice but to drop her career and be with him.”