Lil Tay, a stage name for Claire Eileen Qi Hope (born in 2008 or 2009), is a young Canadian rapper and internet star of American descent. She rose to fame online and dubbed herself the “youngest flexer of the century” in 2018, when she was just 9 years old. Millions of people watched and followed her rap videos on YouTube and on her social media presence on Instagram.
Lil Tay Personal life
Hope Claire Eileen Qi was conceived in 2008 or 2009 by attorney Christopher J. Hope and former real estate salesperson Angela Tian. Claire’s father was of European Canadian descent, while her mother was Chinese. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, before relocating to Vancouver, British Columbia, at a young age.
Lil Tay’s Nationality
American national Lil Tay
Lil Tay’s Net Worth
Lil Tay’s net worth was assessed by the website coed.com to be $500,000 (£360,000).
Lil Tay’s Height & Weight
Lil Tay is approximately 40 kilograms and 4 feet 9 inches tall.
Lil Tay Career
Hope’s career began in 2017, but it wasn’t until February 2018, at the age of nine, that she rose to fame. She first gained notoriety by uploading photographs of herself in posh cars and fashionable clothing on social media platforms like Instagram. She started uploading rap videos on YouTube, and they quickly racked up millions of views. When YouTuber RiceGum made a video mocking Hope, her popularity skyrocketed.
As she became more well-known, Hope left her native Vancouver, British Columbia, and started homeschooling in Los Angeles, California. She relocated to live with Los Angeles resident Josiah Jenkins, who was dubbed a “miracle worker” by social media influencers, together with her mother, Angela Tian, and brother, who is 16 years old. The same year, Hope’s social media account disclosed a custody dispute involving her, in which it was revealed she was residing with her father, Christopher John Hope. Hope Tay’s mother, Angela Tian, came under fire online for allowing her young daughter to do vulgar rap videos as her career gained more exposure. Additionally, Hope had developed a reputation for demeaning her audience while exaggerating her affluence.
Hope accumulated 2.4 million Instagram followers in just a few months at the height of her fame in 2018. Life with Lil Tay, a three-part television documentary on her ascent to celebrity, debuted in 2018. Hope defended her mother in an interview on Good Morning America, saying that she was not pressuring Hope to act this way and that she was happy with her behavior in the face of controversy and rumors that she had been forced into her job.
Hope’s mother told BuzzFeed News in a May 2018 interview that her elder brother was in charge of managing Hope’s social media accounts. The piece was published at the same time as a video showing Hope’s brother allegedly giving advice to Hope in a leaked clip. Hope was seen crying behind the scenes, and it was claimed that her elder brother had forcedfully directed a number of her movies.
In an effort to “rebrand” Hope, the content of her YouTube and Instagram videos were abruptly deleted one month later, in June 2018. This was in response to a rediscovery of a video from December 2017 in which Hope uttered a racial epithet. A number of abuse claims against Hope’s father, Christopher J. Hope, were published on her Instagram account a few months after she abruptly quit her career. According to the allegations, her father got a court order forcing Hope to return to Canada so he could make money off of her wages.
Hope’s manager Harry Tsang claimed that Hope’s brother exploited her Instagram account to engage in “defamation and libel” whereas Hope’s promoter said that the posts were the result of a hack and that the accusations were untrue. According to The Daily Beast, Tsang would also claim that Hope’s mother and brother had attempted to plan sexual assault accusations against Hope’s father.
In a 2019 issue of The Cut in New York, it was revealed that Hope’s brother, Jason, was in charge of all of her social media activity and that her mother attended multiple business meetings with Hope without inviting her or signing any agreements.
Lil Tay Reception and influence
Rapper Snoop Dogg expressed his disapproval of Hope’s videos, saying, “She need to be in school learning how to be a little girl not a dumb grown person.” More than four million people watched footage on YouTube of her arguing with online sensation Danielle Bregoli and hanging out with Jake Paul at his house. Her mother’s real estate license in Vancouver was revoked as a result of her viral films and notoriety.
Hope had ties to rappers Chief Keef and XXXTentacion, referring to the latter as a “father figure.”
Lil Tay Reported death
Hope’s Instagram account was updated on August 9, 2023, with a post informing followers that she had passed away. In the message, it was also mentioned that her brother Jason Tian had passed away at the age of 21. Both of their deaths were described in the post as “unexpected” and being looked into; nonetheless, the news of Hope’s passing sparked rumors. Both Hope’s father, Christopher J. Hope, and her former manager, Harry Tsang, claimed they were unable to confirm or deny whether Hope had passed away when questioned by Insider. The police agencies in Vancouver and Los Angeles likewise claimed they were unaware of her death and were not looking into it.
Lil Tay’s Marital Status
Lil Tay never got married before she passed away.
Lil Tay’s Family & Siblings
Lil Tay, a Canadian rapper, YouTuber, and Internet sensation, was born to Angela Tian, the former husband of Christopher J. Hope.
Lil Tay’s father, Christopher Hope, is accused of abusing the child for a very long period, even filing a custody case against her in order to abuse her.
Jason Tian is a sibling of Lil Tay.
Lil Tay’s Children
Before her death, Lil Tay was not known to have had any children.
Lil Tay’s Social Media
On Instagram, Lil Tay uses the handle (@liltay).
Why is Lil Tay famous?
Lil Tay gained notoriety for her videos in which she swore and boasted about her fancy sports vehicles and large fortune.
How old is Lil Tay?
Lil Tay, a contentious internet personality who gained popularity in 2018 when he was just 9 years old, is now thought to be around 14 years old.
Where is Lil Tay from?
According to reports, Lil Tay was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and then relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia.
What’s Lil Tay’s real name?
Lil Tay’s family has requested anonymity since “the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation,” according to the family of Lil Tay, whose real name was Claire Hope.