celebritiesIt was world news yesterday: Controversial rapper and influencer Lil Tay is said to have passed away at the age of 14. The American was going to die with her brother for an unknown reason. But now a major plot twist occurs: the teenage girl is alive and the message about her death appears to have been falsely sent to the world.
look. This is Lil Tay, whose family reported that she died with her brother
“It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of the sudden and tragic death of our beloved Claire,” the post on Lil Tay’s Instagram on Wednesday read. “We have no words for this loss and this terrible pain.” But today, Thursday, the obituary was questioned because her father refused to confirm the news. In fact, he called for handling the news with caution. Her former manager, Harry Tsang, also refused to confirm or deny her death. “Due to the complexity of the current circumstances, I have reached a point where I cannot unequivocally confirm or deny the family’s statement,” he told Insider.
Meanwhile, the mystery is solved: Lil Tay herself has confirmed that she is still alive, and her brother Jason Tian is not dead either. “I want to make it clear that my brother and I are okay and alive, but I’m grieving and struggling to even find the right words to say,” Lil Tay — whose real name is Claire Hope — told TMZ today. “The past 24 hours have been traumatic. Yesterday I was bombarded with endless emotional phone calls from loved ones all day while trying to sort out this mess.” The controversial influencer claims her Instagram account was hacked and the hacker posted the message.
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Lil Tay became famous in 2018 when she went viral on social media for pretending to be a self-made millionaire. She did nothing but flaunt her wealth and also scolded her followers: “I’m 9 years old and I’m already a millionaire,” Lil’ Tay captioned on Instagram. “Shut up before I slap you, bitch!” Or: “I don’t have a driver’s license yet, but I still drive this $200,000 sports car, bitch.” After glory came fall. When criticism of her and her family continued to mount after it became apparent that her luxurious life had been staged, the 9-year-old had to hide and keep out of the public eye for a while.
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