As if this story wasn’t mysterious enough, it is now being reported by multiple outlets including Page Six that Lil Tay’s alleged ex-manager is questioning the validity of her death announcement.
The statement we shared earlier today from Tay’s alleged Instagram was anonymous.
“One thing I would question is who posted that statement and why isn’t it signed by anyone from the family,” the person, who didn’t want to be named, told the US Sun on Wednesday.
“Why is it not signed, ‘This is Tay’s mom,’ or ‘This is the dad of Lil Tay,’ or from an official representative? Why is there no attachment?”
The alleged former manager claimed that the lack of attribution was suspicious since the statement announced that the influencer’s brother, Jason, had also died.
“I should be grieving right now … but I just have so many questions,” the person added.
Another one of Lil Tay’s alleged former reps, who claimed to still be in contact with insiders close to the rapper’s family, also said he wasn’t able to confirm the validity of the statement.
“I have been in communication with individuals who have an intimate understanding of the family’s situation,” Harry Tsang told the US Sun.
“Given the complexities of the current circumstances, I am at a point where I cannot definitively confirm or dismiss the legitimacy of the statement issued by the family.”
Tsang added that the situation called for “cautious consideration” and “accuracy.”
“I encourage everyone to rely on reputable and official sources for information. We must exercise patience while awaiting further developments before drawing any conclusions,” he said.
The controversial statement posted to the Instagram account of Lil Tay — who was born Claire Hope — claimed that the 14-year-old’s cause of death was under investigation.
“We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribably pain. This outcome was entirely unexpected, and has left us all in shock,” the statement read.
“Her brother’s passing adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief. During this time of immense sorrow, we kindly ask for privacy as we grieve this overwhelming loss as the circumstances surrounding Claire and her brother’s passing are still under investigation.”
Another Instagram account has also popped up alleging that the rapper is in fact alive.
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This is a developing story.