Woman in foul-mouthed child rapper Lil Tay’s videos, believed to be her mother, is let go by Vancouver property firm
Canadian property agent Angela Tian has been fired by Pacific Evergreen Realty, amid uproar over nine-year-old Lil Tay’s videos, in which she rails against ‘f***ing broke-ass n*****s’ and flashes wads of US$100 bills
A Vancouver property agent who has appeared in videos with controversial Asian child rapper Lil Tay and is widely reported to be her mother has been fired by her agency, according to local media.
Jim Lew, director of business development for the Pacific Place Group – which includes Pacific Evergreen Realty – told Vancouver’s Daily Hive website on Wednesday that Angela Tian had been dismissed after the agency found out about her alleged role in Lil Tay’s foul-mouthed career.
“There is no place for this sort of activity in our industry,” Lew reportedly told the Daily Hive.
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The news comes three days after the South China Morning Post reported that videos supposedly filmed by Lil Tay in Hollywood had actually been shot in Vancouver. Lil Tay is said to be nine years old.
One video was shot in a Vancouver apartment that is currently listed for sale, while another was shot in the car park of the city’s Oakridge shopping mall, in the north business wing where Pacific Evergreen Realty has its office.
It is not clear who owns the apartment in the video, which overlooks Vancouver’s False Creek and Granville Street Bridge, but Lil Tay boasted in the video that it was her home in the Hollywood Hills and her “toilet costs more than your rent”.
Lil Tay has emerged as a hate figure on social media, where she rails against “f***ing broke-ass n*****s” and flashes wads of US$100 bills. She has more than 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and her videos attract tens of thousands of comments that mainly abuse her in racist and crude terms.
The video shot in the Vancouver car park, in which she hurls US$100 notes and crudely boasts of buying a Mercedes for US$200,000, has more than 8 million views alone.
Another video featuring Lil Tay with notorious Chicago rapper Chief Keef also shows an Asian woman in a baseball cap who looks like Tian. She darts out of the frame after being told to get out of the way by an unseen man speaking Mandarin. Later, an unseen woman tells Lil Tay in Mandarin to pose for a photo.
In her most recent Instagram video, posted on Wednesday after Tian was apparently fired, Lil Tay is seen revving a Ferrari convertible – another supposed purchase – and ranting against “broke-ass haters”. “I’m richer than you, bitch,” she concludes.
The video received 300,000 views in less than one hour after being posted.
Lew did not immediately respond to requests for comment sent by email and phone on Wednesday. A phone call to Tian seeking comment went to voicemail, which was full. An email to Lil Tay’s unidentified managers went unanswered.