After a five-year hiatus and a false report of her death, Lil Tay has returned to the public eye with a new song and music video, “Sucker 4 Green.” The Canadian social media sensation surprised her fans by embracing a pop sound, departing from the rap-centric style that characterized her early social media posts.
The visuals for “Sucker 4 Green” dropped on September 30th, drawing both attention and controversy due to their explicit nature, especially considering Lil Tay’s young age. Born in either 2007 or 2009, depending on the source, the artist is undeniably still a teenager. Despite the criticism, the music video has garnered over 1.4 million views on YouTube, with Lil Tay proudly declaring it the “comeback of the year” in the comments section.
But the release of “Sucker 4 Green” wasn’t the only way Lil Tay made her comeback. On the same day, she took to Instagram Live to address her absence from the spotlight. In a candid and emotional video, she revealed shocking allegations of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, Christopher Hope, and his new partner.
Lil Tay claimed that she was subjected to appalling conditions, including being fed “rotten, frozen, parasitic, moldy” food, and threatened with the withdrawal of child support payments if she dared to eat fresh food. She also alleged that her father owed more than $275,000 in back child support and had a history of physical abuse toward her mother.
“Chris Hope has a history, before I was even born, before I was at his residence, with his wife, and they were abusing me, he was abusing my mom,” she said. “He was a domestic abuser. I witnessed him shoving my mom into walls and punching her.”
According to Lil Tay, her father played a sinister role in the recent hoax that claimed her life, and she firmly asserted that her mother is the only person she trusts with her career moving forward. She praised her mother for her unwavering support and revealed that her mother had spent her life savings to ensure Lil Tay’s freedom from the alleged abuse.
“Biggest takeaway: my mom has always been supportive of me. We have both been abused by Christopher John Hope, my abusive absentee father. He is not the fucking good guy here,” she said.
In her Instagram Live video, Lil Tay shared her gratitude for the supporters who had stood by her during her absence, emphasizing the challenges she had faced over the past five years. She expressed her readiness to move forward and leave the past behind.
However, Christopher Hope, Lil Tay’s father, vehemently denied all the claims made against him. He issued a statement on September 27th, refuting any involvement in the death hoax and threatening legal action against those spreading false accusations.
“The person who is responsible for that Instagram post, as well as anyone repeating the completely false and libelous accusation within it, are virtually certain to become defendants in a defamation lawsuit,” he said.
The situation surrounding Lil Tay’s comeback is undeniably complex, with allegations of abuse and a controversial music video. It remains to be seen how this story will develop and whether Lil Tay can successfully make her mark in the entertainment industry once again.