“14 and Forever: Honoring the Impact and Music of Lil Tay”

Claire Hope, who went by the stage name Lil Tay and was a young Canadian internet rapper, has died, her manager told Variety in a statement.

Hope’s family shared the sad news of her unexpected and sudden death in an emotional post on Lil Tay’s Instagram page, which has 3.3 million followers.

The family talked about how sad they are and how much pain they are in, especially now that her brother has also died and added to their pain.

They were shocked by the unexpected turn of events and asked to be left alone while they deal with this huge loss.

The details of how Claire and her brother died are being looked into right now.

The family said that Claire will always have a special place in their hearts, and that her death leaves an empty space that can never be filled. This affects everyone who knew and loved her.

As a 9-year-old social media star, Lil Tay became known to a lot of people. She was known for calling herself the “youngest flexer of the century” and showing off a posh hip-hop lifestyle through strong language in her Instagram videos.

In one of her posts, she talked about buying a $200,000 sports car even though she wasn’t old enough to drive. In another video, she showed off her power over Los Angeles while standing on a beautiful spot in Beverly Hills.

Lil Tay was related to well-known rappers like Chief Keef and XXXTentacion. She was close with XXXTentacion, who she called her “mentor” in an Instagram post from 2018.

But she was criticized for using insulting words, and she later said she was sorry for any pain she caused. In 2018, a documentary series called “Life With Lil Tay” came out. It had three parts that told the story of how she became famous.

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In June 2018, Lil Tay disappeared from the internet, sparking a custody battle between her parents.

During this time, concerning allegations about her family situation and safety began to circulate online.

Her Instagram account, which had been active before, was suddenly cleared, and a distressing message reading “help me” was shared on her story.

A few months later, an alleged Instagram hack further deepened the controversy.

A series of abuse allegations against Lil Tay’s father, Christopher Hope, were posted on her Instagram account.

These allegations claimed that Hope had compelled Lil Tay to return to Canada through a court order, with the intention of profiting from her earnings.

However, Lil Tay’s manager at that time, Harry Tsang, refuted these allegations in an interview with The Daily Beast in 2018, stating that they were fabricated.

In a phone interview with The Daily Beast, Lil Tay, accompanied by her mother Angela Tian, briefly addressed the situation.

She expressed reluctance to discuss the matter, mentioning that she was currently facing difficult circumstances.

She explained that her father had taken legal action, resulting in a court order for her to return to Canada, ostensibly due to concerns about her safety.

FAQ’s

How old was Lil Tay when she went viral?

Lil Tay went viral in 2018 at age 9 for posting sensationalized videos on Instagram of herself rapping and using many expletives about living a lavish lifestyle.

Why did Lil Tay get famous?

For those unaware, Lil Tay became a viral sensation at the age of nine, when her YouTube videos revealing her luxurious lifestyle, cursing, flexing, and picking random fights on the internet with other social media personalities started trending in March 2018

What culture is Lil Tay?

As reported by NME, Lil Tay (real name Claire), attracted an audience of over 2.5 million followers to her Instagram account. The Chinese-Canadian youth went viral last spring primarily due to her cultural appropriation

When did Lil Tay happen?

In 2018, a then-9-year-old Tay rose to fame online as the self-described “youngest flexer of the century.” Her YouTube account had about 220,000 subscribers and only two videos remaining on the account Wednesday. Both videos are from five years ago and each had racked up over a million views

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