Lil Tay has returned with a series of bizarre social media posts

22 October 2018, 17:28

Lil Tay returns back to instagram
Picture: Instagram: Lil Tay
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

The story has only got more complicated

Controversial pint-sized influencer and person-who-throws-money-on-the-floor Lil Tay has returned to the Internet after mysteriously disappearing at the beginning of 2018.

The self-proclaimed nine year old made a name for herself by posting videos in which she yells about being rich and generally being very angry for some reason. This was before she suddenly wiped her social media accounts and stepped out of the limelight, which appeared to be due to family issues.

The loud little scamp - or someone acting on her behalf - has posted a series of posts about her life, that seem to focus on some behind the scenes conflicts.

The caption on the first new post reads:

"Let me reveal the truth that millions of people have been asking about for months, this was Lil Tay the last time she was happy, 2 hours before Christopher John Hope, her abusive absentee father ( will go into further details in next posts ) who hasn’t been in her life for years, handed her a court order forcing her to go to his home in Canada in which she was constantly abused by Hope and his wife. He banned her off of social media because he was afraid she would expose the TRUTH to the world, the truth of what he has done and hasn’t been punished for. For the past few months, he has been trying to destroy Tay and her mother’s life for his own financial gain... I am someone who previously worked with Tay and have seen everything unfold since the beginning. I will not stay silent about this any longer, Christopher John Hope is trying to grab at her fame, money and ultimately take Tay away from her mother who has loved and cared for Tay all her life, something Christopher John Hope has never done. #FreeLilTay"

The rest of the posts elaborate on the story and they are... extensive. This story is incredibly dense and obviously very personal so we're hesitate to delve into the details and what exactly may be true.

There are a lot of claims about family members and even a bizarre deviation into a story about XXXTentacion and how (allegedly) Lil Tay was sort of linked to the events that proceeded his death.

What is clear is that things are fraught in the life of Tay. You can take a look at the posts for yourself here.