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Lil Tay Releases Music Video a Month After Her Death Was Announced

Lil Tay is making a comeback — and just dropped a new music video.

A month after the rapper and influencer’s family announced her death in a post on Instagram — which was deleted the following day — Lil Tay shared a music video for her new song “Sucker 4 Green.”

In the music video, the 14-year-old rapper, whose real name is Claire Hope, could be seen clad in matching yellow top and short skirt, strutting in front of several luxury cars — a nod to her viral TikTok videos in which she flaunted buying expensive cars at a young age.

In other scenes, she could be seen singing around a mansion in an orange crop top and short shorts. During the chorus, she danced in front of other suited dancers, making the money sliding gesture.

Her mother Angela Tian and her older brother, Jason Tian, also made an appearance in the video alongside her in one of the luxury cars.

A press release from Lil Tay’s representatives said, "Lil Tay is back, not only to social media but with a big single and music video.”

Along with the music video, her representatives also released a statement detailing the rapper’s video on Instagram LIVE in which she told her fans, “I’m back. I'm exposing everyone. I’ve been waiting for this moment for years, studying my own craft and perfecting it along the way....”

“This video and song are only glimpses into the world I’ve been building. What and who I am are in the title of the song. Get with it or GTFO,” she added, noting that she’s taken the time away from social media to learn how to “write, sing, play multiple instruments, and dance.”

She posted a snippet from her new music video to Instagram writing, "IM BACK🔥IM BACK ☺️IM BACK😜LINK IN MY BIO‼️ YALL B—-- THOUGHT THE SHOW WAS OVER😩SUCKER 4 GREEN OUT NOW!!!”

Lil Tay also appeared to have scrubbed all her previous TikTok videos, with only two videos showing scenes from her new music video that is available to view on the platform.

She first rose to fame in 2018 at the age of 9 thanks to her sensationalized Instagram videos, which showed her rapping, yelling expletives and showing off her lavish lifestyle.

Not long after her meteoric rise, however, Tay seemingly disappeared from the internet, deleting her Instagram account and going silent on the millions of fans she had accumulated on the app.

Then in August, an Instagram post was shared to Lil Tay's account, announcing "the devastating news of our beloved Claire’s sudden and tragic passing. We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock," the post continued.

The post said that her brother, Jason Tian, also died. The cause of death is “still under investigation,” according to the statement.

Lil Tay’s mother and father both did not have any comment at the time. The Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner also said they had no record of the alleged death.

Read the original article on People.



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