An American rapper and singer, Lil Tjay received the limelight after releasing the song, Brothers in 2017. After signing with Columbia Records, he released the mixtape, State of Emergency.
In 2019, he released his debut studio album, True 2 Myself which peak the number 5 on the Billboard 200. In 2021, he released his second album, Destined 2 Win. He has also collaborated with celebs like 6lack, Migos, Travis Scott, and Kid Cudi.
Early Life of Lil Tjay
Lil Tjay was born Tione Jayden Merritt on April 30, 2001, in The Bronx, New York City, New York United States. He is 22 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he celebrates her birthday on the 30th of April every year.
He has two brothers, Melvoni Tjay and Tione Tjay. All of them are raised by their single mother. Tjay holds American citizenship and belongs to the Ghanaian ethnicity. Tjay is a Christian. He quit schooling after high school.
Lil Tjay’s Relationships
He was in a relationship with an Internet personality, Lala Baptiste in 2020. She also appeared in the music video of Lil Titled, Mood Swings. Lil even appeared in Lala’s Instagram Live and were together until 2021.
Lil dated Rubi Rose. He met Rubi with the help of Lala and she was her best friend. Lil started dating Rubi when Lala and Rubi fought with each other at Lil’s 19th birthday celebration. Due to this Lala alleged backstabbing on Twitter saying:
“When a b—h backstab [sic] her friend, her favorite thing to say is they were never really friends,”
He also dated a singer named Legendary Rella when he was dating Lala. Lil cheated on Lala with multiple girls and one of them is Rella. He was rumored with a rapper named, Chinese Kitty and Ice Spice.
Lil Tjay’s Net Worth & Salaries
Tjay has an estimated net worth of around $600k as of 2023 which he earned as an American rapper. $100k is his annual salary. Tjay earns $192.98 thousand a month from his youtube channel.
Lil Tjay’s new video, Stressed
He released his third studio album, 222 on July 14, 2023. Lil collaborated with artists like Coco Jones, NBA Youngboy, The Kid Laroi, Fivio Foreign, Jadakiss, and Polo G for the song, Stressed. He featured Summer Walker in the video and said:
“Used to tell me, “Daddy, I’m too stressed” / It’s nothin’ less than true love / Promise you I’m nothin’ like the rest / You told me you would always play my side,”
His Involvement in Robbery
Tjay was involved in the robbery. He was a very problematic child and used to fight with his schoolmates. He was only 15 years old when police arrested him in charge of robbery and received a one-year sentence in a youth detention center.
Tjay was also arrested in an attempt at robbery and they fired multiple gunshots in Edgewater, New Jersey, on June 22, 2022. Due to this, he had to go for emergency surgery.
Rapping Career of Lil Tjay
- He started recording music and released songs on Soundcloud in 2016.
- Lil was only 16 years old when he released his first song, Resume.
- He participated and won first place in the competition name, NYC All Ages Edition of Coast 2 Coast LIVE, on March 10, 2018.
- After releasing the song, Brothers received the offer to sign with Columbia Records.
- Lil released more than five tracks within the first ten months of his music debut and some of them are Brothers, Resume, Goat, and Leaked.
- He collaborated with CashMoneyAP, a producer, and released a song, None of Your Love in July 2018.
- In 2018, he released his Ep titled, No Comparison, and was also featured on rapper Polo G‘s single, Pop Out in January 2019.
- He collaborated with the boy band PrettyMuch’s song, Lying in July 2019.
- He also appeared in the Remix version of 24kGoldn’s song, Valentino in December 2019.
Songs & Albums
Tjay has released hit singles like Leaked, Long Time, Goat, Resume, Ride for You, None of Your Love, Pa$to, Ruthless, and Laneswitch. Some of the hit albums are True 2 Myself, Destined 2 Win, and 222.
Awards & Nomination
- He received a nomination for International Song of the Year for Calling My Phone at Brit Awards.
- He received a nomination for the iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Hip-Hop Artist.
- His song, Vroom made him receive the nomination for Best Original Song at the HMMA Award.
FAQs of Lil Tjay
What is Lil Tjay’s Height?
Lil stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and her body weight is 63 kg. His body measurement includes 44-32-36 inches and 9 (US) sized shoes. He has an alluring pair of dark brown eyes and brown hair.
What happened to Lil Tjay’s friend?
His friend, Smelly was stabbed in August 2016. He has also released a song titled, Smelly as a tribute to his friend.
What is Lil Tjay’s nickname?
His nickname is Bronx Justin Bieber and he Hip-Hop Heartthrob. He received this nickname Lil Tjay from his first name of his name and middle name.
Does Lil Tjay have a tattoo?
Yes, Lil has a tattoo. He has a piercing of a rose flower, just below his elbow. It also has a carving of the word name, Maive just below the rose tattoos.
How many platinums does Lil Tjay have?
Lil has 16 platinum singles. He was only 21 years old when he received 14 platinum and signed with popular records named, Columbia Records in 2018.
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