Lil Tay, a preteen with 2.6 million Instagram followers, changed her Instagram profile picture to a photo of XXXTentacion and changed her description to “RIP X😢” in memory of the rapper. She paid tribute to him Monday night, calling him a “father figure.”
“X you truly changed me ❤️ you were there for me when everyone wanted me to fail, you were there to give me advice, you were there,” Lil Tay’s account posted. “As a father figure, when I don’t have one, you were here, FaceTiming me and calling me for hours when I’m down.”
The two had planned a charity event. Lil Tay said she’d still make it happen.
Lil Tay’s account has been in limbo since May, when a video of her older brother apparently feeding her lines for her YouTube videos leaked on Instagram.
A representative for Lil Tay’s didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s requests for comment.
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