Lil Tay, the vulgar nine-year-old Canadian social media star who’s been filmed doing everything from kicking a Rolls-Royce to literally throwing money, has vanished from the internet. She is known for her precocious attitude and her bragging about earning “stacks” of money and buying luxury homes and expensive cars.
The youngster has posted multiple clips of her driving 200mph cars, which she claims are her own. She once even posed in a bathtub full of $200,000 worth of dollar bills.The most popular of her fame-hungry videos have been viewed more than eight million times by her fans.
The child internet star often brags she’s the world’s “youngest flexer” – a term to describe someone who flashes the cash.
However, her rapid rise to fame – and her shocking behaviour – have earned her more than a few critics in recent weeks
Lil Tay’s mother, Angela Tian, even appeared on the TV show Good Morning America to defend her decision to allow her daughter to use social media as she is underage.
During the outrageous interview Lil Tay bragged to viewers that she was rich “and if people don’t believe me I don’t care”.
Tian insisted her daughter wanted to create the videos herself and she had not been pushed into the potentially prosperous world of vlogging.
It later emerged Tian had resigned from her job as an estate agent after using vacant properties and her bosses’ cars to film her daughter in. Lil Tay’s older brother, 16-year-old Jason Tian, has also faced harsh criticism for allegedly coaching his younger sibling in her quest for fame.
Lil Tay has disappeared from Instagram and YouTube
Lil Tay has vanished from the internet. All of her Instagram posts are gone, and her YouTube channel has been totally scrubbed. Nearly every social media account associated with Lil Tay — including various management and the accounts responsible for leaking videos that revealed she was being coached — has been made private or deleted altogether.
Lil Tay’s disappearance follows several weeks of controversy for the preteen. In early May, it was confirmed that her mother, Angela Tian, had been fired from her job as a Vancouver real estate agent after Tay’s videos appeared to be filmed in as-yet-unsold luxury homes. Two weeks ago, the YouTube news source #DramaAlert revealed that Tay had been coached through her many crass videos by her teen brother, Jason Tian.
Days later, Tay and her mother appeared on Good Morning America to explain their side of the story to the world. “I didn’t shoot in anyone else’s house,” Tay told GMA’s Juju Chang. “No one has proof that I did.” A week later, a video surfaced on Worldstar of a young girl who looks like Tay smoking hookah. In a Twitter post from May 29th, Jason appears to confirm the video’s veracity.
Lil Tay returns to social media after weeks of silence
After weeks of social media silence, Lil Tay has made her return to Instagram, but this time she is showing a much softer, emotional side.
The nine-year-old — who is known for her profanity-laden videos and realtor mother who got fired from a Vancouver real estate firm — is mourning the loss of rapper XXXTentacion who was shot and killed in Florida on June 19.
Lil Tay posted photos of the rapper who she claims was a “father figure” and her “best friend.”
“X you truly changed me […] you were there for me when everyone wanted me to fail, you were there to give me advice, you were there,” she wrote on Instagram.
“As a father figure, when I don’t have one, you were here, FaceTiming me and calling me for hours when I’m down.”
Lil Tay also wrote that the two were planning a charity event together in Florida.
“Our Charity event […] how could it be, please come back X…Your soul is in my heart.”
On her Instagram story, Lil Tay can be seen crying about the death of her friend.
Lil Tay also wrote that she still wants to go ahead with the charity event that she was planning with the rapper.
“Xxxtentacion x Lil Tay Charity […] I will make it happen,” she wrote.
Looks like Lil Tay is rebranding herself as a positive social media figure instead of carrying on with the Instabrat persona.