Lil Tay Not Dead Social Media Account was Hacked
HIPHOPCNN reported that Lil Tay is not dead and her social media account was hacked. According to a statement made by Lil Tay herself she claims a group of hackers hopped on her Instagram page on Wednesday Aug. 9th and posted the since-deleted claim about Lil Tay and her brother passing away, which was a false statement. The young rhymer explained how the disinformation affected her and her family.
“I want to make it clear that my brother and I are safe and alive, but I’m completely heartbroken and struggling to even find the right words to say,” Lil Tay told HIPHOPCNN. “It’s been a very traumatizing 24 hours. All day yesterday, I was bombarded with endless heartbreaking and tearful phone calls from loved ones, all while trying to sort out this mess.”
She continued, “My Instagram account was compromised by a 3rd party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors regarding me, to the point that even my name was wrong. My legal name is Tay Tian, not ‘Claire Hope.'”