Who Are The Parents Of Lil Tjay? Family And Ethnicity Of Rapper, His All Details

Lil Tjay was shot today June 22, 2022 ( Source : Complex )

The young American rapper and vocalist Lil Tjay is known for his 2018's hit song "Resume" and often comes in the highlight.

The rapper's real name is Tione Jayden Merritt, from which he coined his stage name by taking the first letter of his initial name and the first three letters of his middle name.

The singer/songwriter is associated with Columbia Records and has been present in the music field since 2017. He is also quite popular on social media, with 7 million followers on his Instagram.

Lil Tjay's Parents, Siblings, And Ethnicity

On April 30, 2001, Tjay was born in Bronx, New York. The singer is the eldest of three siblings and was brought up by a single mother.

As per him, he grew up in a "roomy" apartment and had a difficult childhood among the three children, and he was the one frequently caught up for small thefts and conflicts at school.

Lil belongs to an all-American ethnicity, while his mother originates from Ghana. Even though he presented himself as a nice kid at home, he used to involve in fights outside of his house.

Lil Tjay attending in the program
Lil Tjay attending in the program ( Source : The-Sun )

The singer was once arrested for a robbery he attempted at the age of 15, which led him to serve a year in a juvenile detention facility in New York. At this very time, Merritt started writing raps and even published one of his famous tracks, "Resume."

Moreover, the passion for music also worked as a realization for the rapper, and he decided to pursue a career in music. Previously, Lil had attended Bronx Dance Academy located in The Bronx.

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Lil Tjay's Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Tjay's net worth is estimated to be approximately $600K.

The Bronx-born singer has worked with numerous musicians such as Don Q, Yung Bans, French Montana, Blueface, and Tony Lanez.

Likewise, he is most famed for singing "Pop Out," a collaboration Lil made with Polo G. The song peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Lil Tjay's Career Highlights

Even though his first homemade hit song, "Resume," was released in 2017, Lil Tjay's studio album debut was in 2019 when he released "True 2 Myself." It reached number 5 on the Billboard 200 charts.

In the same manner, his other song, "None of Your Love," received 18.2 million streams in a span of eight months. Lil released this song in July 2018, teaming with producer Cash Money AP.

Tjay's highest-charting hit to date, "Calling My Phone," was a collaboration with another American singer, 6lack, which was featured on his second studio album, Destined 2 Win, and was released in 2021.

Talking about achievements, the singer has won the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition. Along with "Resume," some of his other best music pieces are "Brothers" and "Leaked," the latter of which has already garnered 44.4 million SoundCloud plays.

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