Lil Tay Career Comeback: The rapper and influencer, 14, was declared dead on Wednesday (09.08.23) after a post on her Instagram account claimed that she had gone away. Her ex-manager Harry Tsang, 32, has since come forward to call the post a “fake” publicity campaign to bring her back into the limelight.
Lil Tay’s parents, Angela Tian and Christopher Hope, reportedly came to a custody arrangement on Friday (18.08.23), according to a “official statement” posted on the teen’s Instagram. This comes after years of hostilities between the couple.
“We have been asked to clarify media confusion regarding the current state of the family law proceedings, including custody, child parenting, and child support,” the lawyers for Angela said.
The family law solicitors continued by saying that they had “successfully obtained orders” for Angela that had “allowed her daughter to advance her career.”
The declaration states that Hope will pay Angela approximately $275,000 in back child support, as well as ongoing monthly child support and associated costs.
Lil Tay Career Comeback: Her Family Reaction
The teen’s principal residence will be with her mother, who will now have “sole day-to-day and final decision-making powers and responsibilities in the best interests” of her daughter, whose real name is Tay Tian.
Additionally, Angela will be permitted to enter into agreements and move away from Vancouver.
In a statement, Angela added, “We have triumphed, justice has triumphed, and God has triumphed!
“Now that we’ve won our legal battle, my kids and I can finally put this nightmare behind us. We are at last once again a happy family since my daughter can seek and realise her goals on her own terms.
Lil Tay informed TMZ she and her elder half-brother Jason were well and living one day after the post that claimed they had passed away.
She claimed that her Instagram account had been “compromised by a third party and used to spread shocking rumours and misinformation.”
Lil Tay said, “I want to be clear that both my brother and I are safe and alive, but I’m completely brokenhearted and can’t even think of the right words to say at this point.”
The influencer, who was born in Canada, relocated to Los Angeles, where she started to grow her online fan base at the age of nine.
She swore and called people names in her films, using obscenities like “n****,” “p****,” and “c***.”
She quickly amassed more than 3.3 million Instagram followers and was predicted to become one of the biggest stars on the internet.
After a number of videos surfaced showing her elder brother Jason advising her on what to say in her contentious posts and recordings, it was alleged in May 2018 that she was being exploited by him.