Lil Tay, who rose to stardom as a rapper and influencer on social media, has died at 14, according to a message shared on her verified Instagram account on Wednesday.
Lil Tay became famous on social media by creating videos where she pretended to be a wealthy and successful rapper, who often showed off her money, cars, and houses.
She also used profanity and racial slurs, which made her controversial and attracted attention from other internet celebrities. She claimed to be the “youngest flexer of the century” and the “richest rapper in the industry”
Some people believed that Lil Tay was actually a character played by Claire Hope, who was coached by her mother and brother to act in a certain way.
They also alleged that her mother and brother used their employer’s properties and vehicles without permission to make Lil Tay’s videos. Lil Tay denied these accusations and said that she was self-made and independent
Lil Tay’s fame was short-lived, as she stopped posting on social media in 2018 after her father gained custody of her and moved her back to Canada.
She also faced legal issues with her father, who wanted to protect her from the negative effects of fame and exposure. Lil Tay’s death was announced on August 9, 2023, along with her brother’s death. The cause of their deaths is still unknown and under investigation
Lil Tay’s story is a tragic example of how fame and pressure can affect young influencers in the internet era.
She was only 14 years old when she died, and she had experienced both the highs and lows of being a viral sensation. She had millions of fans and followers, but also many critics and haters.
She had a lot of money and fame, but also a lot of problems and challenges. She had a unique voice and perspective, but also a lot of controversy and conflict.