A nine-year-old Instagram and YouTube star has sparked concern among the public after she deleted all of her social media posts and wrote ‘help me’ message on her Instagram story.
Lil Tay has garnered viral fame on YouTube and social media for her controversial videos and claims that she is the ‘youngest flexer in the century.’ But the young child, who was pegged be a rising star, has potentially let the pressure of Hollywood get the best of her in her latest message.
In May, it was revealed the young child was actually being exploited by her 16-year-old brother after a series of videos came out about her being coached to say controversial messages. And now Lil Tay has worried fans when she posted a ‘help me’ message after scrubbing all social media accounts.
Controversial: Lil Tay garnered fame on YouTube and social media for her viral videos featuring her cussing and showing off her alleged cars and homes
Concerning: The nine-year-old deleted all of her social media to the surprise of her millions of followers
Scary: Lil Tay posted a message early Thursday morning saying ‘help me’ to her followers
It remains unclear if the scrubbing of her social media and the ‘help me’ message on Instagram is the another publicity stunt by the young star.
In the past, she has purposely posted videos of her using language like n****, p****, and c*** to get people to talk about her.
Her past YouTube videos also showed the nine-year-old in luxurious cars and houses flaunting the amount of cash that she claims is her own.
But fans have quickly lost interest in the young star after Lil Tay tried to defend her image on Good Morning America in May when she appeared on the show with her mother, Angela Tian.
Her mother worked as a real estate agent In Vancouver, Canada, before she lost her job because she let her daughter ‘flex’ in some of the homes she was supposed to be showing to other clients.
The family has since moved to Los Angeles, California, in order to boost Lil Tay’s career.
But Lil Tay refused to acknowledge the claims during the interview that she used other people’s homes and cars she claimed to be her own in YouTube videos.
Defensive: The message comes after it was revealed that Lil Tay, pictured during an interview with Good Morning America, was coached by her brother to say certain things
Exploited: Critics have said that the young star is being exploited by her family to make money
Publicity stunt? Lil Tay’s brother, Jason Tian, also posted a similar message on his own Instagram page early Thursday morning after deleting almost all of his social media posts
‘I didn’t shoot in anyone else’s house,’ the child claimed. ‘No one has proof that I did.’
She also attempted to defend her image by saying what she said and posted was all her own decision.
‘No one is forcing me to do this,’ Lil Tay insisted during the interview. ‘That’s not true that (my mom) wants to make money off of me.’
But leaked footage of the YouTuber getting coached by her 16-year-old brother, Jason Tian, has painted an entirely different image of the young child.
People have spoken out against the publicity stunts saying both the brother and mother are exploiting Lil Tay in order to make money off her wild stunts.
Puppet master: Video footage revealed in May showed Jason telling his younger sister what to say. People claim the nine-year-old is being exploited for money
Rich? Lil Tay also came under controversy for using cars and homes that were not her own even though she said they were
Rebranding: A spokesperson last month said Lil Tay’s image was being ‘rebranded’. So her new message could be a marketing ploy
At the beginning of June, Lil Tay first scrubbed her social media account, Hollywood Life reported.
It appears her brother did a similar thing but left one picture up bragging about how he ‘dropped out and got rich.’
A spokesperson for the family told Buzzfeed News last month that he was ‘rebranding’ Lil Tay, so fans could stay tuned for future updates on the young star.
After Lil Tay posted her ‘help me’ message early Thursday morning, her brother posted a similar image on his own Instagram account with the word ‘help’.
This could either mean that the two children are reaching out for help after the constant attacks about their controversial family, or that it is another marketing ploy to spark interest in their careers.