Interesting Facts About Teen Rapper Lil Tay – Death, Age, Parents, Brother Jason Tian

Interesting Facts About Teen Rapper Lil Tay – Death, Age, Parents, Brother Jason Tian
Source: Page Six
  • Lil Tay passed away at the age of 14.
  • Her death was confirmed by her family members while announcing the death of her brother, Jason Tian, as well. 

The music world is mourning the death of Teen Rapper Lil Tay

Lil Tay is no longer alive among us! The teen rapper and influencer tragically passed away at the age of 14.

Her death was confirmed by his family member on Wednesday, August 9, issuing a heartfelt statement on her respective Instagram handle. The statement began,

“It is with a heavy heart that we share the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribably pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock,”

Lil Tay has passed away at the age of 14
Lil Tay passed away at the age of 14 (Source: Page Six)

The post continued while acknowledging the death of her brother, Jason Tian, as well. They asked to respect their privacy during this difficult time and revealed the cause of their death is still under review.

The statement concludes,

“Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.”

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Who was Lil Tay’s brother, Jason Tian?

Jason Tian was a 21-year-old older half-brother of Lil Tay. He had also pursued his career as a rapper under the stage name Rycie.

However, his rap career didn’t take off, and started handling his sister’s social media handles. In 2021, Jason was accused of creating his sister Tay’s online personality after the video from May 2018 went viral on Twitter.

In the video, he was coaching his sister, telling her to be “more ignorant” when speaking in her videos.

The same year, he created a GoFundMe campaign for his sister, who had disappeared from public life in 2018. The campaign was initiated to raise funds for his sister to allegedly “save Tay from a life of abuse.”

Lil Tay's brother Jason Tian
Lil Tay’s brother Jason Tian (Source: Page Six)

On the GofundMe page, Tian shared Tay’s bruised face and accused Christopher and his wife Hanee Hope of physically and mentally abusing her sister. He alleged,

“My sister Tay has been silent on social media for the past 3 years because her absentee father (Chris Hope) served my mother a court order demanding control over Tay’s money, career, and custody, and as a result it was court ordered that my sister had to return to Vancouver, Canada,”

What was Lil Tay best known for?

Lil Tay, whose real name was Claire Hope, was a teen rapper and social media influencer from Atlanta, Ga. She later moved to Vancouver British Columbia.

Lil came into the limelight of the media in 2018 after a video of herself rapping went viral online at the age of 9. She often posted videos on social media proudly showing off her lavish lifestyle and flaunting her money and luxury.

She has amassed over 3 million followers on Instagram over the course of her short career. Her last post was uploaded in June 2018 prior to the post announcing her death, dedicated to the later rapper XXXTentacion, referring to him as a “father figure”.

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On June 18, 2018, XXXTentacion was fatally shot and killed after being robbed in his car in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

At the young age of 4, she took ballet classes and also participated in Royal Ballet Academy competitions.

Tay also studied Chinese and was very active in sports activities including singing, and playing piano, and took skating, swimming, and art lessons.

Who was Lil Tay born to? Age, Parents

Lil Tay was born to Angela Tian and Christopher J. Hope
Lil Tay was born to Angela Tian and Christopher J. Hope (Source: Page Six)

Lil Tay was born on May 29, 2009, in Los Angeles, CA, according to Famousbirthday. Her parents are Angela Tian (mother) and Christopher J. Hope (father). Angela is a Vancouver estate agent while Christopher worked as a lawyer.

Lil Tay was ordered by the court to live with her father in late 2018 after her parents were involved in a custody battle. Christopher has since kept away her daughter from social media.

He issued a statement at the time, stating,

“When my daughter’s social media began to go viral this year, I disagreed with most of the social media activity. I took legal steps to stop things which I felt were dangerous to her physical and mental health and to her future, I do not think a 10-year-old girl should be put in those situations and made to drop out of school so that she can make money for other people.”

Tay’s mother was very supportive in all of her endeavors whereas his father disagreed with her online activity.

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