Top 5 Things to Know About Lil Tay

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Is she the next social media Queenpin, or just another kid enjoying their 15 minutes of fame? From her connection to Jake Paul to her beef with Bhad Bhabie, WatchMojo is counting down the things you need to know about Lil Tay.

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Script written by Spencer Sher

Top 5 Things to Know About Lil Tay

Is she the next social media Queenpin, or just another kid enjoying their 15 minutes of fame? Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Things to Know About Lil Tay.

For this list, we’ll be breaking down everything you need to know about up and coming rapper and social media personality Lil Tay.

#5: She's Made Videos with Jake Paul

The burning question on people’s minds is “who is Lil Tay?” The rapper and overnight Instagram sensation with over 2 million followers refers to herself as the “youngest flexer of the century”, but has never revealed her real name. She’s only 9 years old but has already managed to crack the hierarchies of the social media world. She’s even caught the eye of YouTube and Instagram juggernaut Jake Paul thanks to her no holds barred videos and controversial antics. The two have made a handful of videos together, each more outlandish than the last.

#4: She Was on “Good Morning America”

Lil Tay’s meteoric rise to the top of the social media world was met with a considerable amount of backlash from concerned adults… and rightfully so. She was invited along with her mom and brother to appear on “Good Morning America” and journalist Juju Chang didn’t hold back. She was quick to question whether Lil Tay’s act was “exploitation” or “borderline abusive” on the part of her mother. Lil Tay’s response? “No one is forcing me to do this.” Fair enough, but when it comes from the mouth of a child still in single digits rocking an oversized hoodie and track pants on national TV, you’ve got to take it with a grain of salt.

#3: She Wants to Make Motivational Videos

Despite her brash persona, expletive-filled rants about her numerous luxury cars and mansions and the fact that she’s still just a kid, Lil Tay actually has some pretty inspiring dreams for her future. According to Alex Goller Gelbard, a consultant who’s worked closely with the young up and comer over the past few months, Lil Tay “wants to speak in motivational videos.” He says that Lil Tay believes her videos have the potential to motivate other youngsters to achieve their own goals. Her heart is clearly in the right place; her execution on the other hand…well, you can decide for yourself.

#2: She’s Managed by Her 16-Year Old Brother

Immediately after breaking onto the scene people began to wonder: who was actually behind this eccentric 9-year old’s rise to fame? Well, it was soon discovered that her 16-year-old brother, Jason, was managing her. Not only that, but it appears that he’s much more than her manager, actively telling her what to do in her videos and occasionally losing his temper when she gets a line wrong. The puppet master was even called out by Snoop Dogg, with the legendary rapper and actor accusing Jason of coaching her and for lying about her supposed wealth. Speaking of which…

#1: Her Mom Was Forced to Quit Her Job… For Letting Lil Tay Take Photos in Front of Her Boss' Lamborghini!

Lil Tay’s façade has begun to show some cracks in recent months, particularly when it was discovered that many of the cars and luxury homes seen in her videos didn’t actually belong to her! In fact they belonged to her mom’s former boss! While working as a real estate agent in Canada, Lil Tay’s mother used her boss’ cars and rental properties as props in her daughter’s videos; and when he found out he forced her to resign. The millions Lil Tay claims to be worth was furthermore called into question by The Atlantic, when they pointed out that “Some of the clothes she wore in her videos still had tags on them.” Busted…

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