Attracting an audience of over 2. It would be easy to laugh along with the schtick. However, there was a dark side to the kind of stuff that Tay would often post: one video depicted the pre-teen smoking hookah , while she also wilfully uttered the n-word on occasions.
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The making, and marketing, of a 9-year-old meme machine.
If you were on Instagram or the internet at all last spring, you very well may. So does her wardrobe, her bed, her jewelry — really anything in her vicinity. Her kitchen is bigger than your entire living room. She wears Gucci belts across her chest like sashes and Louis Vuitton belts draped around her waist. There are, in the social-media universe, two kinds of influencers, meaning people who make money, one way or another, by amassing a following. These people hope to eventually get paid to post content for a wellness start-up. Their lives are, at least from a Gwyneth Paltrow—ish perspective, too perfect to believe.
The Rise of Trap Kids
In mid-February, a mysterious 9-year-old by the name of Lil Tay began blowing up on Instagram. In the months that followed, it seemed like Lil Tay was on a fast track to viral fame. She began to take all the obligatory steps of a rising child star. But while social-media stars come and go, Lil Tay managed to break through to mainstream culture so swiftly and aggressively that even those in the tightly knit YouTube community were shocked.
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