Rapper Lil Tay lifeless at 14 after social media disappearance

Each rapper Lil Tay and her brother, Jason, have died, their household introduced Wednesday.

Born Claire Hope, the 14-year-old performer’s household stated in an announcement posted to Instagram that she died out of the blue and shared that each her and her brother’s deaths are each underneath investigation.

“We now have no phrases to specific the insufferable loss and indescribably ache. This consequence was completely surprising, and has left us all in shock,” the assertion stated, referencing the truth that Lil Tay hasn’t posted on social media since 2018.

“Her trouble’s passing provides an much more unimaginable depth to our grief. Throughout this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privateness as we grieve this overwhelming loss, because the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are nonetheless underneath investigation.”

The assertion concluded, “Claire will without end stay in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will likely be felt by all who knew and cherished her.”


Lil Tay.
Rapper Lil Tay is lifeless at 14.
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The household additionally introduced that Lil Tay’s brother, Jason (not pictured), additionally died.
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Lil Tay rose to social media stardom in 2017 when she was simply 9 years outdated and have become identified for her scripted fights and movies of her throwing massive stacks of cash on the bottom whereas hopping out and in of unique sports activities automobiles.

As rapidly as she grew to become a family identify, she vanished from social media amid contracts and custody battles.

The next 12 months, Lil Tay informed The Each day Beast that she and her mom, Angela Tian, acquired a “courtroom order” to maneuver again to Vancouver from Los Angeles to be together with her father.


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The household launched this assertion on Lil Tay’s Instagram Wednesday.
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“He was threatening to arrest — to have my mother arrested if we didn’t return,” she stated. “I didn’t see him for a number of years. He by no means noticed me for therefore lengthy, it’s apparent he simply got here again as a result of he desires cash.”

A spokesperson for her father, Christopher Hope, denied the allegations.


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Born Claire Hope, Lil Tay vanished from social media years in the past.
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“There are solely three issues he desires to see,” the rep, Charles Wong, stated on the time. “First, no extra loopy movies of cursing from Tay. Second, 25 % of the gross earnings going to a belief fund devoted to Tay. The third factor is, there needs to be construction in her operation, in her public picture.”

After almost three years of no exercise on social media, Lil Tay’s Instagram account, which was allegedly hacked, posted allegations of abuse towards her father and his second spouse.


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Her temporary profession was overshadowed by drama surrounding custody and contracts.
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Shortly after, Tay’s father denied the allegations leveled on the social platform.

“I’m heartbroken about what has occurred, not solely to her, but additionally to my different members of the family, as a consequence of previous occasions and now, because of the lies and harassment that have been posted on Instagram,” he informed Hollywood Life.

“I don’t know if the Instagram was hacked or not; all I do know is that the particular person or folks controlling the Instagram did issues which can be crimes in Canada and in California, and we’ll see what occurs with that.”