“Tay hadn’t been active on Instagram since June 2018, around the time she was caught in the middle of a nasty custody battle between her parents, Angela Tian and Christopher ‘Chris’ Hope,” Page Six reported Thursday. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. profiled her in 2018, calling her a “foul-mouthed social media child star” who “claims to be a nine-year-old rapper living the high life in Hollywood.” The CBC said Lil Tay described herself as “‘the youngest flexer [showing off brand name items] of the century,’ who escaped poverty by ‘moving bricks,’ slang for selling drugs.” The news outlet said the girl had millions of followers on social media sites that featured her swearing, boasting and insulting her viewers. The CBC described one video in which she flashed a large wad of cash as she sat in a red convertible, proclaiming, “This … cost me $200,000. I’m only 9 years old, I ain’t got no [license] but I still drive this sports car, b****!” In other videos, the girl bragged “about smoking drugs, having a toilet that ‘costs more than your rent’ and owning multiple houses.” More than one person on social media suggested the death rumor might have been manufactured to put her back in the limelight. “I’m thinking it’s a publicity stunt because i didn’t know who she was before this and i kinda wish i still didn’t,” remarked one user on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. The post was accompanied by a video of the girl bragging about buying a Lamborghini, taunting, “Y’all b****es can’t afford this s***, OK?” and flaunting a large stack of money while calling her audience “broke-a** haters.”View this post on Instagram
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The announcement denying her death “did little to assuage fears about Lil Tay’s health and safety, especially considering ominous reports over the years detailing a bitter custody battle over her and rumors that she was being abused and exploited by family members,” the New York Post reported. Rolling Stone reported the death announcement “coincides with the launch of a crypto project in her name, which appears to be led by her manager, Harry Tsang.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
So Lil Tay is saying her social media was hacked and she is in fact not dead. I’m thinking it’s a publicity stunt because i didn’t know who she was before this and i kinda wish i still didn’t pic.twitter.com/LwSkxkgZ2Q— V (@littlemykonos) August 10, 2023