Newly relocated to Hollywood, social media star Lil Tay’s notoriety continues to grow, boosted today by a “Good Morning America” profile by reporter Juju Chang.
Not very much was revealed in the exchange, which was filmed six weeks after the family relocated from Vancouver to Hollywood. The coverage includes an interview with her mother, Angie Tian, and her 16-year-old brother, Jason, but they don’t say a lot. When her mom is asked if she’s old enough to make decisions about her career, Tay interjects and answers, “This is my decision, I’m happy with what I’m doing.”
This could be viewed as a bratty moment, but it appears English isn’t the mother’s first language so it’s possible this is Tay and her brother’s normal dynamic whereby they take the lead in conversations with people who only speak English.
Responding to accusations she’s being exploited by her mother, Tay told Tang, “No ones forcing me to do this. That’s not true that she wants to make money off of me.”
The program did reach out to her mother’s former boss who’s involved in real estate, and he said Tay shot videos in the various Vancouver properties he manages without obtaining permission. Ultimately she was let go for using his vehicles without permission.
Tay’s appearance follows the emergence of a video in which it appears she’s being coached by her older brother. While the video has generated a lot of interest, all things considered it doesn’t seem that controversial or even surprising she’s receiving coaching. She is nine after all.
While the “Youngest Flexer” is creating chatter because of her foul language and rude behavior, other than the possible damaging effects of young fame, her situation doesn’t appear all that dire relative to many other children her age.
Maybe the only surprising thing is the amount of time she’s been able to stay relevant. At this point, we expect nothing less than a Trump tweet.