Meta Confirms Lil Tay Instagram Account Was Hacked
What happened to Lil Tay continues to be a secret. The company that owns Instagram, Meta confirms Lil Tay Instagram account was hacked and that it helped her get it back. In the website's story, there was no statement. Only a confirmation from a representative was given. Meta didn't confirm any other information about the hacker, like where they were from or if other accounts were also affected by the attack.
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What happened to Lil Tay continues to be a secret. The company that owns Instagram, Meta confirms Lil Tay Instagram account was hackedand that it helped her get it back. In the website's story, there was no statement. Only confirmation from a representative was given.
Meta didn't confirm any other information about the hacker, like where they were from or if other accounts were also affected by the attack. However, they did confirm that Lil Tay was back in control of the account.
Lil Tay not dead: Teen social media star claims Instagram was hacked to spread ‘misinformation’
The fake death of Lil Tay has probably been one of the strangest things to happen in pop culture in recent years. The teen rapper's friends and followers were shocked when they heard that she and her brother had both died.
Things got more complicated, though, when the Internet star came forward and said that she and her brother were still living. At first, many people thought Lil Tay's story was just a way to get attention. However, Meta has now shown that Lil Tay's story is real.
This week, a hacker told Tay's 3.6 million Instagram followers that she and her brother Jason Tian, who is 21, had died. The post has since been taken down. The post quickly got a lot of attention and brought people who were sad to the comments. On Wednesday, a message that said it was from Tay's family said that she and her 21-year-old brother Jason Tian had both died suddenly.
We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding [Tay] and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.- On Lil Tay Instagram account
Social media was shocked by the newsof their deaths, but doubts grew as the day went on because some people close to Tay, whose mother is Chinese, said they couldn't or wouldn't confirm the claims. Thursday, August 10, a statement said that Tay and her brother were both still living.
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. The last 24 hours have been very scary. .- Lil Tay
My Instagram account was compromised by a 3rd party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors about me, to the point that even my name was wrong. My legal name is Tay Tian, not ‘Claire Hope.’- Lil Tay
But the hacking claims were soon questioned, and many people on social media wondered if the death hoax was just a marketing stunt or "shameless cry for attention."
For years, Tay's use of social media has been a source of trouble. The self-proclaimed "youngest flexer" went popular by using social media in a planned and sometimes chaotic way. Tay got a lot of attention online for making videos with lots of money and showing off expensive cars. He was even featured on Good Morning America.
Lil Tay's content attracted a mix of attention, with some finding her entertaining and others criticizing her for promoting materialism, inappropriate behavior for her age, and potential exploitation by adults around her. There were concerns about her well-being and the ethics of exploiting a child for online fame.
In mid-2018, Lil Tay's social media presence suddenly declined. It was later revealed that her mother, Angela Tian, was involved in her online persona and content creation. Many speculated that her online presence was curtailed due to backlash and concerns over her well-being.
Meta helped the rapper and influencer Lil Tay get her Instagram account back just days after someone used her official confirmed page to say that she and her brother had died "unexpectedly."
The 14-year-old controversial online star shot to fame at age nine after appearing in a series of rude rap-style videos. On Thursday, they spoke out to deny rumors that they had died.
After a message was posted on her Instagram page on August 9, people thought she and her older brother Jason Tian were dead. Lil Tay finally spoke up after more than 24 hours, saying that her account had been "hacked."