Lil Tay: what is rapper famous for, album, songs including Money Way - where can you listen to her music?

An Instagram post reporting the death of rapper Lil Tay shocked fans - but it turned out to be a hoax

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It's finally been confirmed that rapper and social media sensation Lil Tay is not dead, over 24 hours after speculation first began that she was.

The news of her death was allegedly shared by her parents in a post on the 15- year-old’s Instagram account, where she boasts over 3 million followers, on Wednesday (9 August). However, the validity of the post was questioned after her former manager reportedly shed doubt on the family statement - and now Lil Tay has released a statment (on Thursday 10 August) to confirm she is alive and well.

Lil Tay is known for her Instagram videos when, at just 9- years- old, she would display stacks of cash and boast about her wealth. The rapper had not been active on social media since 2018, with TMZ reporting in 2020 that her parents were engaged in a custody battle.

So, what is Lil Tay famous for and where can you listen to her song, Money Way? Here’s everything we know so far.

What was Lil Tay famous for?

Lil Tay was famous for her trash talking Instagram videos which she made when she was just 9- years-old. The social media sensation shared images of her holding large wads of cash and pictures of her and idols, including rapper Lil Plump.

Lil Tay reportedly died at the age of 15 - Credit: InstagramLil Tay reportedly died at the age of 15 - Credit: Instagram
Lil Tay reportedly died at the age of 15 - Credit: Instagram

She released her debut single Money Way in 2018 and also allegedly had friendships with well-known rappers. In one Instagram post she claimed to have a video on the way with rapper Chief Keef, she wrote: “Me and my big Bro @chieffkeeffsossa got a video on the way [...] Gang Gang.. be ready.”

Lil Tay disappeared from social media in 2018, her last post before her parent’s statement about her death was in honour of XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed in June 2018. She shared a picture of the two on FaceTime, telling fans in the caption: “X you truly changed me”.

What are the lyrics to Money Way?

Lil Tay released her debut solo single Money Way in 2018. The song made reference to the rapper’s apparent wealth and featured lyrics that mentioned her “Bentley”, wearing “Gucci” and her “Louis bag”.

According to Genius, here are the lyrics to Lil Tay’s single Money Way:


Lil Tay, ooh (Ice)

Ayy, yeah

Lil Tay, ayy, ayy

Ayy, yeah, brrr


Lil Tay, money way (Ooh)

Copped a Bentley coupe on Tuesday

Hundred on my wrist, f**k what you say (Yeah)

Made twenty bands in just two days (B***h)

Lil Tay, money way (Ooh)

Write these b*****s off like an essay (Yeah)

Need 10 bands? I’m like “Okay”

I be shooting off rockets, call me Hussein (Ooh)

Lil Tay, money way (What?)

Lil Tay, money way (B***h)

Lil Tay, money way (Ooh)

Lil Tay, Lil Tay, like

Lil Tay (Brr), money way (What?)

Lil Tay, money way (Yeah)

Lil Tay, money way (Ooh)

Lil Tay (Brr), Lil Tay, like


I keep a choppa on me

F**k that b***h up on my diamonds on freeze (Ooh)

In the trap, that’s where I be

I’m only nine smoking on trees (Damn)

Smokin’ on P (Ooh)

Money way, that is the key (Yeah, ayy)

Gucci on me (Gucci)

Only Tay can afford these (B***h)

Louis bag (Ooh), only buy brand new with tags

All of you rappers are wack (Brr)

All you are trash

Yeah, I be counting my stacks (B***h, Lil Tay)

Lil Tay can’t stop flexing (Ooh)

Real s**t, never messing (Ooh)

Do not learn my lesson (Yeah)

Keep a heavy weapon (Lil Tay)

Has Lil Tay released an album?

Lil Tay has not released an album. The rapper released her debut single, Money Way in 2018, with it remaining the only recorded music she has shared with fans.

Where can you listen to Lil Tay?

Lil Tay’s 2018 single Money Way is featured on Spotify, but the song is currently unavailable. Fans of the rapper can still listen to the song on SoundCloud, whilst the single, along with its music video is still available to watch on YouTube.

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