Teen rapper and promoter Lil Tay is still alive. On Wednesday, her death was announced in a post that has since been removed from her Instagram account. Her name was Claire Hope. Even though the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have no record of the supposed death.
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Teen rapper and promoter Lil Tay is alive. On Wednesday, her death was announced in a post that has since been removed from her Instagram account. Her name was Claire Hope. Even though the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner have no record of the supposed death. Even though Lil Tay said on August 10 that her Instagram account had been hacked she was "alive and well."
Lil Tay not dead: Teen social media star claims Instagram was hacked to spread ‘misinformation’
Rapper and social media influencer Lil Tay deleted a post from her confirmed Instagram account on Thursday that said she had died. This makes people wonder if the original post about her death was true.
The teen's family gave the newssource a statement from Lil Tay on Thursday afternoon. In it, she said that her Instagram account "was compromised by a 3rd party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors regarding me."
I want to make it clear that my brother and I are safe and alive, but I’m completely heartbroken, and struggling to even find the right words to say. It’s been a very traumatizing 24 hours. All day yesterday, I was bombarded with endless heartbreaking and tearful phone calls from loved ones all while trying to sort out this mess.- Lil Tay
Wednesday, when the teen's father, Chris Hope, was asked about stories that his daughter and her brother had died, he didn't say anything. This made people wonder if the Instagram post was real. According to the deleted Instagram post,
It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire's sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock.- Lil Tay on deleted Instagram post
We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief.- Lil Tay on deleted Instagram post
The message doesn't say her brother's name or age, but people on social media have called him Jason and said he is 16 years old.
During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.- Lil Tay on deleted Instagram post
Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.- Lil Tay on deleted Instagram post
Lil Tay, whose real name is Claire Eileen Qi Hope, is a social media personality who gained attention for her controversial and provocative online content. She first gained notoriety in 2018 when videos surfaced of her using explicit language and flaunting what she claimed to be a lavish lifestyle, including expensive cars and designer items. At that time, she was just 9 years old.
In her short time online, she gained more than 3 million fans on Instagram, where she didn't post all that often. Her last post was in June 2018, and it was about the rapper XXXTentacion, who died after being shot near a motorcycle shop in Florida. In her post, she said that she saw him as a "father figure." She also became friends with Woah Vicky, a controversial artist.
Lil Tay's content sparked a significant amount of debate and criticism, with concerns raised about her well-being and the appropriateness of her behavior given her young age. There were also questions about the authenticity of her claims regarding her wealth.
Rapper Lil Tay seems to be living after a day of rumors and doubt. The teen rapper's family said in a statement that she is safe after a post on her Instagram on August 9 led to rumors that she had died.
The news was posted on Lil Tay's confirmed Instagram page, whose real name is Claire Hope. The statement said that the internet star's death was "sudden and tragic" and "entirely unexpected." It also seemed to show that her brother Jason Tian had died. The statement didn't say what killed either person and said that the deaths were being looked into.