After going completely silent for four months, the Instagram account of controversial 9-year-old internet celebrity known as Lil Tay has suddenly come alive with numerous posts explaining her sudden disappearance in June. Someone claiming to be Tay’s former associate has purportedly taken control of the previously inactive Instagram page and now notifying the youngster’s followers that Tay’s mother has lost custody of her.
According to a series of messages posted today, Tay has allegedly been living with her father identified as Christopher John Hope after he “handed her a court order forcing her to go to his home in Canada.”
Included in the posts were three videos, with one showing Tay allegedly enjoying a moment two hours before she was handed a court order that forces her to go to her father’s home in Canada and another two where she is shown crying inside a car which was purportedly after the court order was issued.
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The posts further claimed that it was Tay’s father who removed the youngster from social media, allegedly threatening to get her mother arrested if she refused to do so.
The anonymous poster on Tay’s account has launched the hashtag #FreeLilTay in an attempt to rally her followers to demand her “freedom” from the father’s custody.
In the posts’ description, Hope was depicted as an abusive father offering a screenshot of a “court affidavit” to back up the claim of the alleged abuse.
It is worth noting that most of what her handlers have put out before, including Lil Tay’s online persona as the “youngest flexer of the century,” have been exposed as nothing more but a fraud.
This story is developing.