Lil Tay's official Instagram falsely reported her and her brother's death, leading to a mistaken announcement.
The social media sensation confirmed her wellbeing and disclosed that she fell victim to hacking.
Lil Tay clarified her safety in a family statement to TMZ on August 10.
She expressed her emotional turmoil and difficulty finding words to address the situation.
The incident caused distressing calls from concerned loved ones and added to her trauma.
Lil Tay worked to untangle the situation while dealing with the aftermath of the false news.