Viral influencer Lil Tay has tragically passed away. Following her death, many are asking who her mother and father are. Let’s meet her family.
Lil Tay was a young rapper, social media personality, and an influencer.
She rose to prominence on social media in 2018, appearing in several videos boasting about her wealth and frequently using expletives.
The then nine year old’s videos spoofed rap culture and saw her flashing wads of cash in mansions and nice cars.
Lil Tay posted videos bragging that her toilet cost more than some people’s rent, smoking hookah, and getting into rap fights with other social media stars.
She had viral Instagram clips where she claimed to be “the youngest flexer of the century.”
She then disappeared from the spotlight for three years but made a return in 2021.
The world learned about her death and sadly, she was reported dead along with her brother. The internet personality is survived by her mother and her father. Who are her parents? Read on for more.
Who are Lil Tay’s parents?
Lil Tay (real name: Claire Eileen Qi Hope) was born between 2008 and 2009 in the Vancouver, Canada into a well-to-do family.
Her parents whose names are Angela Tian and Christopher J. Hope do corporate jobs. The family lived in Atlanta, Georgia, and then moved to Los Angeles, California.
She was a Chinese-Canadian girl.
Per information surrending her death, she was not an only child. She had an older brother named Jason Tian who she died with on the same day and same time.
While her mom, Tian, is a resigned real estate agent, her dad is a lawyer, pilot, and author.
Despite Lil Tay being controversial even at such a young age making viewers concerned, that did not appear to concern Tay or her family, as Tay’s mother stated in an interview with Good Morning America that she supports anything her daughter decides to do.
Tay’s mother indicated that she would let her follow her dreams.
During the interview, Angie addressed claims that she was fired from her real estate job at Pacific Evergreen Realty because of Tay’s controversial online presence. Pacific Evergreen Realty confirmed Angie resigned before they had the chance to dismiss her from her position. “I didn’t get fired,” she told Juju Chang during her interview with Good Morning America.
Lil Tay’s family confirm her death
On August 9, 2023, Lil Tay was reported dead. Her family has confirmed on her official Instagram page.
The family shared her passing in a statement on Wednesday, adding that her older brother, Jason Tian, also died.
“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 indescribable pain. The outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock. Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief.
“During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.
“Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her.”
Details surrounding the pair’s death remain unknown.
Lil Tay’s last post was in honor of XXXTentacion.
Lil Tay’s last Instagram post was mourning her friend XXXTentacion. She posted a screenshot of a FaceTime call with him and shared some text messages.
Tay captioned the post: ” you truly changed me [heart emoji] you were there for me when everyone wanted me to fail, you were there to give me advice, you were there.
“As a father figure, when I don’t have one, you were here, FaceTiming me and calling me for hours when I’m down, 3 hours ago you announced the Charity event we were going to throw, we had everything setup, I can’t believe this, the evil in the world, This isn’t good Bye.
“I Love you Bro.”
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, was only 20 years old.
On June 18, 2018, the young rapper died after he was approached by two armed suspects in what police say was a possible robbery.
X was reportedly shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and was leaving a dealership at the time.
He was taken to the hospital around 1.35pm local time after he was shot multiple times, where he later passed away.