“Lil Tay, Social Media Star and Rapper, Dies at 14 Alongside Brother Jason”

By | August 10, 2023



Lil Tay, the 14-year-old rapper and influencer, has tragically passed away, according to a statement on her verified Instagram account. Lil Tay gained fame at the age of 9 for her controversial videos that showcased an extravagant lifestyle. The statement also revealed the death of Lil Tay’s brother and stated that their deaths are under investigation. Lil Tay, whose real name is Claire Hope, was originally from Canada and moved to Los Angeles in 2018. The circumstances surrounding their deaths remain unclear. Deena Zaru reported

Lil Tay, a teenage rapper and social media influencer, has tragically passed away at the age of 14, as confirmed by a message posted on her verified Instagram account on Wednesday. The young rapper, whose real name was Claire Hope, gained widespread attention at the age of 9 for her controversial videos that showcased a lavish lifestyle and quickly went viral on social media platforms.

The statement shared on Lil Tay’s Instagram account expressed deep sorrow and shock over the sudden and unexpected loss of Claire. It also revealed the heartbreaking news that Lil Tay’s brother, Jason Tian, had also passed away, and that their deaths are currently under investigation. While the exact details of their deaths are unknown, it should be noted that Lil Tay was originally from Canada and had relocated to Los Angeles in 2018 to pursue opportunities in the entertainment industry.

The statement further emphasized the devastating impact of Claire’s brother’s death, adding an unimaginable depth to their grief. The family requested privacy during this difficult time, as they continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones and await further information from the ongoing investigation. Claire, also known as Lil Tay, will forever be remembered and deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Lil Tay’s final Instagram post, dated June 18, 2018, featured a screenshot of her FaceTiming with the late rapper XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. This post served as a tribute to XXXTentacion, who was tragically shot and killed in Broward County, Florida, on the same day. Lil Tay expressed her deep gratitude towards XXXTentacion for his support and guidance, referring to him as a father figure during difficult times.

Lil Tay’s social media videos, known for their explicit content and her imitation of so-called gangster rappers, sparked controversy and raised concerns about the potential exploitation of children on social media platforms. In a 2018 interview with Nightline, Lil Tay, then only nine years old, discussed her rise to social media fame and her self-proclaimed title as the “youngest flexer” on the internet. Her mother, Angela Tian, and brother defended her videos during the interview, expressing pride in her accomplishments and asserting that they were supportive parents.


This tragic news surrounding Lil Tay and her brother adds to the ongoing discussion about the potential risks and consequences associated with children’s presence on social media. It is a somber reminder of the need for responsible guardianship and protection of young individuals in the digital age.

Please note that this story is still developing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available..