The publicity gods are definitely on the side of Tyga this week. Only days after his embarrassing video on a failed MTV show hit the net, the rapper scores three Adult Video Network Award nominations. The YMCMB recording artist is nominated up for what Entertainment Weekly calls “the Oscars of adult films. In 2012, Tyga turned his fantasies into reality through producing / directing Rack City: The Movie, in which he also stars in a non-performance role.“I’m surprised [at the nominations], but appreciate AVN for recognizing the work I did [directing] for the first time,” stated Tyga. The rapper will also be performing at the show and will be joined by on stage by AVN Awards co-hosts Jesse Jane and Asa Akira. The AVN Awards take place January 19, 2013, at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.