- Lil Tay becomes famous after posting pictures of herself in luxury vehicles while wearing designer clothes.
- Lil Tay’s mother receives criticism for letting her daughter create rap videos with crude language.
- Lil Tay is announced dead.
Lil Tay is an American born Canadian internet personality and child rapper. Her real name is Tay Tian.
Her prominence rose in 2018 when she started posting pictures of herself in luxury vehicles while wearing designer clothes. She then started posting rap videos on YouTube, which gained millions of views.
She was homeschooled, according to the Atlantic, though her father said she had missed 72 days of school while she was living in Los Angeles.
Social Media Management
Since Tay was too young, it is reported that her older half-brother Jason, was in control of her social media accounts.
Her mother would receive a lot of criticism for letting her young daughter create rap videos with crude language. Tay defended her mother in an interview on Good Morning America, by saying her mother didn’t force her to create the videos.
It was also reported that Tay’s mother, a real estate agent, allowed Tay and Jason record their videos in luxurious homes she was working with. They would portray themselves as owners all which was allegedly done without permission from her employer. Tay’s controversial videos and reputation ultimately resulted in her mother losing her job.
Jarring Misinformation of Tay’s Death
On 7th August 2023, Lil Tay was announced dead together with her brother Jason. The cause of their death wasn’t clarified.
However, 24hrs later, Lil Tay announced that she was alive and that her social media was hacked, claiming she was dead.
“I want to make it clear that my brother and I are safe and alive but I’m completely heartbroken and struggling to even find the right words to say. It’s been a very traumatizing 24hrs.” Tay said.
She also said that her Instagram was compromised by a third party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors regarding her. The hacker claimed Tay’s name to be Clair Hope yet her real name is Tay Tian.
By Harriet Wambui