Lil Tjay Biography

Lil Tjay, born with the original name Tione Jayden Merritt, is a New Yorkian and is famously known as the singer, rapper, songwriter, or American personality. He rose to fame back in 2018 with the most popular song “Resume” and later got the chance to sign with Columbia Records. People have derived his stage name from the first letter of his first name and the first three letters of his middle name.

Early Life

Lil Tjay, Aka, Tione Jayden Merritt, was born on 30th April 2001, making him 21 years old. He was brought up in the Bronx borough of New York City and was nurtured by his single mother along with two younger siblings. Lil Tjay used to call him the problematic child among the three of all siblings because he often gets himself stuck in robbery and multiple fights at one time. At the age of 15, Tjay was once arrested for the curse of robberies and was sentenced to jail for one year in the youth detention center where he started writing raps including one hit song called “Resume”, which he later released on SoundCloud.

Lil TJay Career

Back in 2016, Tjay released his foremost and the first-ever song called Resume on SoundCloud, which rose to fame immediately after it was released online. During that time, Tjay was only 16 years old and he began achieving huge success in the industry, opening various doors to success. On 10th March 2018, Tjay competed at the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition, where he was placed first, and with that position, he got the chance to record his label A&R which started judging his performances.

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Soon the 10 months became the most successful time of Tjay’s life and he released around 5 tracks that further gathered around one million plays on SoundCloud. Tjay had his debut and released an EP called No Comparison nearly at the end of 2018. In January 2019, Tjay got the chance to feature himself with fellow American rapper Polo G, who made the famous track called Pop-Out which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tjay released his first album called True 2 Myself in October 2019. The album reached the hearts of many and reached number 5 on the US Billboard 200.

Lil TJay Shot

Lil Tjay was shot with multiple gunshots at the spot where he was present knowingly with his two other friends named Antoine Boyd (22) and Jeffrey Valdez (24). The cops reached the spot and they found the famous rapper bleeding from multiple gunshots and another friend Antoine Boyd with a gunshot in the back. Both the friends of Tjay are expected to survive after the incident but there is no information on Tjay’s health condition yet. The police have arrested 27 years old Mohamed Konate, charged with three counts of attempt to murder felony and offenses of being armed with multiple weapons. The case of robbery has been registered and during the time of investigation, the two friends of Tjay were found to be with unlawful weapons.

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Lil Tjay Biography

Real Name Tione Jayden Merritt
Birth Date 30 April 2001
Age (as of 2022) 21 Years
Birth Place The Bronx, New York, United States
Profession Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 67 kg  –  in Pounds –  147 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is his girlfriend? None

Personal Life

Lil Tjay is said to be in a relationship with his long-time partner named Lala Baptiste. Lala Baptiste is famous on her Instagram profile with the name @lalatheislandgal. On social media, she mostly posts her pictures in new outfits and utilizes her Youtube channel and TikTok to discuss the details of her personal life. During that time, fans started suspecting Lala and Lil Tjay connecting and joining the love interest for his song video with Pop Smoke called Mood Swings. Back in 2020, Lala shared a YouTube video where she revealed that she is having a man in her life, but she did not disclose the things about “the man” of her life.

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On the other hand, Lil Tjay started popping on Lala’s Instagram Live, confirming that something romantic was cooking in between both of them. Before Lala, Tjay was dating the fellow rapper Rubi Rose. During that time, Lala and Rubi were both friends and even Lala reportedly helped her snag a date with him. But, on the occasion of Tjay’s 19th birthday, the two girls heated an argument and Tjay started spending quality time with Lala instead of Ruby. On the other hand, fans speculated that Lala was no longer there on his friend’s list and they were also not connected on Instagram. But Lala refused to make any comment.

Li Tjay Net Worth

Lil Tjay rose to fame because of the burglary that he did and eventually went to jail. In jail, he started writing songs and eventually became a famous rapper. Although going to jail stained his career, he started gaining popularity all because of that. Today, he is 21 years old and a man with an estimated net worth of around $1 million and single-handedly taking care of everything in his life.

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