10.08.2023 / 22:43
Lil Tay Death Hoax: Untangling the Controversy and What We Know So Far
Lil Tay found herself back in the headlines in August 2023, first when a heartfelt announcement of her untimely death at 14 was posted to her Instagram page, and then, the next day, when she resurfaced with a statement via her family to, claiming her account had been hacked and she was alive and well.So, what really happened? As of now, the details are murky, and it bears noting that the only evidence of Lil Tay's well-being comes from two statements reportedly issued by her family — no photos or video of the rapper have surfaced since the rumors of her death.Here's what we know for now, from the background on Lil Tay, to the rumors of her death, to a bizarre crypto connection that makes everything even more confusing.Lil Tay rose to internet fame in 2018, when she was just nine years old, calling herself the «youngest flexer of the century.» She posted controversial videos on social media, which included her appearing to smoke, driving expensive cars and flaunting stacks of cash. She also had a short-lived feud with Danielle Bregoli aka Bhad Bhabie, and was interviewed by Jake Paul in a YouTube video that has over 1.6 million views to date.A post shared by Lil Tay (@liltay)However, Tay seemed to disappear from the public eye as quickly as she entered it.