Opposite to preliminary reviews, Lil Tay is alive! Following the announcement that the teenager rapper had died, the rapper launched a press release sharing that the submit was false in a press release to TMZ on Thursday, Aug. 10. The teenager star admitted that the hoax got here from a 3rd celebration that had gained management of her Instagram account. “I need to make it clear that my brother and I are protected and alive, however I’m utterly heartbroken, and struggling to even discover the suitable phrases to say,” she started her assertion.

Tay revealed that over the course of the day, she had numerous folks attain out to her following the unhappy (however false) information. “It’s been a really traumatizing 24 hours. All day yesterday, I used to be bombarded with countless heartbreaking and tearful telephone calls from family members all whereas attempting to kind out this mess,” she mentioned.

Lil Tay’s household launched a press release revealing that her demise announcement was faux. (Lil Tay/Youtube)

The faux assertion about her demise was faraway from her Instagram account, which she mentioned she was in a position to do with assist from the app’s dad or mum firm Meta. She additionally clarified that the false demise assertion didn’t even get her actual identify proper. “My Instagram account was compromised by a third celebration and used to unfold jarring misinformation and rumors relating to me, to the purpose that even my identify was unsuitable. My authorized identify is Tay Tian, not ‘Claire Hope,’” she mentioned.

Earlier than it was revealed to be a hoax, followers mourned Tay’s passing following the assertion. “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we share the devastating information of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing,” the since-deleted assertion mentioned. “We’ve got no phrases to precise the insufferable loss and indescribable ache. The end result was fully sudden and has left us all in shock.”

Following the preliminary announcement, suspicions have been raised when Tay’s father and former supervisor wouldn’t verify if she had died or not whereas chatting with InsiderPolice in each Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada additionally informed the outlet that there was no investigation into her demise.

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