Lil Tay is alive and well, snubbing all the rumours of her death was spread when her account was hacked.
The 14-year-old rapper was discovered dead on August 9, according to her official Instagram account. The post also stated that her brother, Jason Tian, had died.
While the account has subsequently been removed, a representative for Meta, Instagram's parent company, confirmed to TMZ that the rapper's account had been hacked and that the social media giant had helped her reclaim control of her profile.
Previously, Lil Tay's manager accused the young youngster of orchestrating the entire event. He also stated that the rapper's account was not hacked in the first place.
Her former manager Tsang told Daily Mail, "Upon learning about Lil Tay’s assertion of her well-being, I find relief in the fact that she is safe. However, I believe the reported hacking incident may not have occurred."
When the purported news about Lil Tay began to circulate, the influencer's family supposedly wrote a statement to TMZ refuting the charges. According to the statement, Lil Tay and her brother were "safe and alive."
"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 allegedly told the outlet.
"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."
Lil Tay, real name Tay Tian, first gained public prominence with her viral videos when she was nine years old. She rose to prominence through her Instagram videos, in which she was shown shouting vulgarity and flaunting fine clothes and luxurious cars.
The rapper amassed over 3 million followers on Instagram, where she posted until 2018 when her fame peaked. She referred to herself as the "youngest flexer of the century."