Internet Sensation Lil Tay and Her Brother Passed Away at 14
Lil Tay, a teen rapper and internet sensation, and her brother, Jason Tian, have passed away. They were both 14 years old. Their Instagram account announced their deaths on Wednesday. The police are still trying to find out how and why they died.
Lil Tay Became Famous at 9
Lil Tay, whose real name was Claire Eileen Qi Hope, became famous in 2018 when she was only 9 years old. She made videos on the internet where she used bad words, showed off expensive things, and acted like a rapper. She said she was the “youngest flexer” on the internet and had more than 3 million followers on Instagram.
Lil Tay also made friends with other famous people on the internet, like Woah Vicky and Bhad Bhabie. She also had arguments with them. She said good things about the rapper XXXTentacion, who died in 2018. She said he was like a “father figure” to her and that he helped her when she was unhappy.
People Were Not Happy with Lil Tay
Many people were not happy with Lil Tay’s videos. They said she was lying about her life and that someone was making money from her on the internet. They found out that her mother, Angela Tian, who worked as a house seller, used her boss’s houses and cars to make Lil Tay’s videos. Her boss fired her and she moved to Los Angeles with Lil Tay to try to make her more famous.
Lil Tay Had Family Problems
In 2019, Lil Tay’s Instagram account said she had “bad news” about herself and that she had a “bad situation” with her father. She also spoke to The Daily Beast, a news website. She said her parents were fighting over who would look after her and that she moved to Vancouver to live with her dad. She said she did not go to school and that she missed her friends and fans.
Lil Tay’s Instagram account did not say anything after June 2018, until they said she died on Wednesday.
People Are Shocked and Sad
Many people on the internet are shocked and sad about Lil Tay’s death. They say they feel sorry for her and her family. Some people also say strange things about her death. They say it might be a lie or a trick.
Lil Tay’s death makes people think about how the internet can affect children and how parents should watch what they do online. Lil Tay’s family wants to be alone as they cry for their “unbearable loss” and their “indescribable pain”. They say Lil Tay will “forever remain in our hearts” and that they will miss her very much.