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Mom of 9-Year-Old Instagram Star Denies Exploiting Daughter

Lil TayA 9-year-old social media star who’s gained notoriety for her foul mouth and even pretending to take drugs says don’t blame her mom if you don’t like her.

The girl who is only identified as Lil Tay told ABC’s JuJu Chang that everything is all her idea and her mother has nothing to do with it.

“People think it’s funny, I guess, cause I’m 9 years old and I’ve accomplished so much,” Tay, who has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. “Lil Tay,” “I’m the youngest flexer. I can do anything I like. If they don’t believe me, I don’t care.”

Lil Tay comes across in her videos as a wanna be rapper. The way she speaks, moves her hands and emphasizes her words are all over the top.


Despite her media persona, her mother Angela (She asked ABC not to use her full name, but Newsweek identifies the mother as Angela Tian) described her daughter as “well mannered, a great kid.”

She says her daughter gets straight A’s, and enjoys ice skating, piano and ballet.

Earlier this month, Newsweek reported on a leaked video that appear to show Lil Tay’s brother of coaching his sister on what to say.

Snoop Dog chimed in saying Lil Tay needed to be in school learning how to be a “little girl.”

Tay says everything she does on Instagram and other social media is “all her.”

Mom says her daughter is home schooled.
 
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