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.
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.