The news of Lil Tay‘s untimely passing left many stunned and saddened on Wednesday, but it’s also raising a lot of eyebrows because something in the milk ain’t clean.
Five years after her Instagram account went dark, a statement was posted announcing the death of the 14-year-old former social media influencer and rapper, whose real name is Claire Hope.
The statement also added that her 21-year-old brother, Jason Tian, had passed away as well.
“During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation,” the statement read.
Something about the statement didn’t sit right with my spirit, but I said a prayer for the family and offered my condolences.
Lil Tay’s father Chris Hope will not confirm her passing.
The New York Post contacted Chris at his Vancouver law office seeking a statement or confirmation of his daughter’s passing.
Chris Hope offered no information before he quickly disconnected the call.
He told the NY Post:
Yeah, you have the right person, but I don’t have any comment right now.
I’m not able to give you any comment right now.
I’m sorry — I can’t.
When asked if there was anyone else who could confirm Lil Tay’s passing, her father responded, “Um, no, not that that I’m aware of.”
“Sorry, I can’t really comment or give you any help — I’m just going to let you go,” he added before hanging up the phone.
Tay’s ex-manager Henry Tsang released a statement casting more doubt on the teen’s alleged death.
Tsang told the Daily Beast, “I have been in communication with individuals who have an intimate understanding of the family’s situation.”
“Given the complexities of the current circumstances, I am at a point where I cannot definitively confirm or dismiss the legitimacy of the statement issued by the family.”
The NY Post also reached out to the Vancouver Police Department who confirmed there is no death investigation.
We haven’t gotten any reports of either death here.
As of now, we are not aware and are not investigating.
Lil Tay’s mother, Angela Tian, could not be reached.
In April 2021, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to raise $19,000 to “Save Tay from a Life of Abuse.”
It page read:
Lil Tay will be fighting for her life, future and freedom starting April 23, 2021. Tay is in desperate need of funds to support her fight against her abusive father, as a result of this situation she has been in a state of depression.
ALL FUNDS raised through this GoFundMe will go towards Tay’s legal fees to give her the fighting chance in court to save her from a life of abuse.. Towards her future, and freedom.
Starting April 23, 2021, Tay will be on trial in the BC Supreme Court of Canada up against her absentee father Chris Hope, who along with his wife Hanee Hope (previously known as Richanee Alcover), had physically and mentally abused her.
Chris Hope is fighting to permanently gain control of her career as well as custody over her.
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.
The GoFundMe page, created by Jason Tian, goes on in detail about the alleged abuse Lil Tay suffered at the hands of her father.
My prayer this that the truth is revealed and that everyone who has harmed Lil Tay in any way is held accountable.
I will keep you posted on any updates on this mysterious situation.
Source: NY Post