“A statement alleging that rapper and influencer Lil Tay had died was deleted on Thursday from her verified Instagram account, fueling questions about the validity of the original announcement about her death.
“TMZ also reported on Thursday afternoon that the teen’s family provided a statement from Lil Tay to the outlet where she claimed that her Instagram account “was compromised by a 3rd party and used to spread jarring misinformation and rumors regarding me.”
“ABC News has not independently confirmed this report. Meta, the parent company of Instagram, declined to comment on whether a hack was reported by the account’s owner.”
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