Chinese Canadian music artist LIL TAY (also known as Tay Tian) rose to fame at only nine years old in 2018 as the “youngest flexer of the century.” She posted content on Instagram, showcasing luxurious vehicles and fashion, as well as rapping videos on YouTube.
On August 9 of this year, LIL TAY’s Instagram account was finally updated after two years of inactivity, announcing that she and her half-brother, Jason Tian, had died. Before her alleged death, her YouTube bio read, “help me.”
Yet, on August 10, it was revealed by LIL TAY’s family that the account had been compromised, and they were alive. Recently, LIL TAY herself took to Instagram Live to clear up all rumors circulating, what has happened in the past five years during her inactivity, exposing her “abusive absentee father,” Christopher Hope, who had attempted to “take control over [her] career and money.”
Lil Tay’s home was swatted yesterday after her father, Chris Hope, made a FALSE report against her as a way to silence her from exposing his misogyny, racism & sexually abusive behavior towards her. pic.twitter.com/ZEBFNMzpsS
— Lil Tay Access (@LilTayAccess) October 5, 2023
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Additionally, the now 16-year-old LIL TAY released her debut single, “Sucker 4 Green,” along with a music video. It has trended with 3.8M views at the time of writing.
LIL TAY’s comeback has captured the attention of everyone, including K-Pop fans, who have likened her new music style to a K-Pop song. Some even suggest she could have been a K-Pop idol if she wanted to.
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(BREAKING) Rapper, Lil Tay, signs 7 year EXCLUSIVE contract with SM Entertainment. https://t.co/fpJeZ7HdtE
— dory💫 hallo𝓚ween & CHUUtober (@doriannamuva) October 1, 2023
Netizens have compared her to K-Pop idols, such as Jeon Somi, and even said she would have been an excellent fit for JYP Entertainment‘s new international girl group VCHA, formed on the show A2K.
LIL TAY certainly proved she’s an all-rounder with her new song as she sang, rapped, and danced.
Check it out below.