Lil Tjay was born on April 30, 2001, in the Bronx borough of New York, United States of America. In his life, he has been raised by a single mother. He is not a single child; he has two younger brothers as well. Merritt believes that out of all the three kids, he was the most notorious and problem-creating child as he would often be involved in small robberies and school fights as well. When Merritt was 15, he was arrested because he was caught in robberies and was hence sent to a youth detention center for a whole year. During the time he spent in the youth detention center, he would pass his time by writing raps and songs, and this is the place where he realized his inner talent and his interest in music.
He wanted to then learn more about it. He used to write raps every day and even rehearse. One of the most hit songs of his career, “Resume,” is also one of the pieces he wrote while he spent his time in the youth detention center. He has released this song on Soundcloud, an application famous in IOS. Tjay considers his time spent at the Youth Detention Centre to be a very important part of his life because that is the place where he learned life lessons and the reality of living, along with getting to know himself better as well.
He is of the strong opinion that all this time helped him come closer to his dream life and showed him what he is capable of. He often says in his interviews, and public statements that going to jail was one of the best things that happened to him because it taught him how to be true to himself and also how to live a life that one can be proud of.
Lil Tjay- Personal Life
Presently Lil Tjay is unmarried, but that does not mean he has not had relationships. It is rumored that Tjay has dated Rubi Rose Benton, who is also an American rapper, songwriter, and model. Rose gained fame by performing as the main model for hip-hop group Migos” music video for the single “Bad and Boujee.” Other than her, it is also rumored that Tjay has dated Lala Baptiste. She is a lifestyle influencer and selfie-taking extraordinaire who is quite popular on Instagram with more than 1.1 million followers.
Lil Tjay’s favorite singers include quite popular names like Drake, Meek Mill, and Usher. Lil Tjay is a big soccer enthusiast. He has been following soccer since he was a child and loved each and every part of it. In his free time, he often spends it watching soccer on Television or in stadiums. He tries to catch soccer games.
The most talked about moment of Lil Tjays life is the incident that happened in June 2022. Merritt was shot multiples time during an attempted robbery in Edgewater, New Jersey. They went through a number of surgeries as well. After the shooting on June 23, it was reported that Tjay was still unconscious. Good news hit the media on July 1, which stated was even though Merrit was not unconscious, he was still in the hospital. This almost sums up Tjay’s life from his birth till 2022. He is somebody who saw fame at a very early age in his career. Hoping that he gets well soon.
Lil Tjay- Net Worth
His net worth has been estimated at $1 Million as of 2022. Lil Tjay is presently one of the top rising stars in the music industry, and there is no doubt in the fact that with the speed that he is getting recognized and famous, he will be one of the top artists in the coming long future ahead. Not only is Tjay a rapper, songwriter, and singer, but he also owns a YouTube channel.
Along with the income he makes through rapping, singing, and songwriting, he makes quite a good amount of money through his YouTube channel. According to some sources, his estimated amount earned through youtube is around $400 per video, which makes his annual income around $200,000 in a year. This income is huge as so many artists cannot even get their youtube channels to reach even thousands of people. Lil Tjay has a booking salary of around $75,000-$149,999.
Lil Tjay Cars Collection
When it comes to owning a car, Lil Tjay has left no expense. In total, he has five cars. He is very fond of expensive cars and owns one of the most luxurious cars in the world. He owns a Rolls Royce Wraith, which is of costs $350,000. From the Rolls Royce brand, he owns another car that is Cullinan. This car is also priced at around $350,000.
He owns a Bentley Bentayga, which is also one of the most expensive cars and is amounted to $200,000. Lamborghini Urus, which is one of the fastest SUVs in the world, is also a part of his collection, and the price of this car is $350,000. Last but not least, Lil Tjay also owns a Mercedes AMG G63 S, which cost him around $200,000.
Lil Tjay- Career
Lil Tray’s music career has always been at the top for him. Within the first ten months of starting his music career, Tjay released five tracks that reached out to a large number of people and had views and plays around millions on Soundcloud. His songs Brothers, Resumes, Goat, and Leaked each had accumulated around 10 million plays. In January 2019, His lead single, “F.N,” bagged a position as the 56th song on Billboard Hot Hundred and became his first solo chart song.
In the earlier months of 2020, Merritt managed to reach the Billboard Hot Hundred again with the help of his single “20/20,” with a number of 94 on the chart. Presently, in 2022, on April 1, Lil Tjay released a new song titled “In My Head,” and on April 24, he released a freestyle “Lavish” on his YouTube channel.
Lil Tjay- Physical Appearance
Lil Tjay is around 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has black-colored hair, which he likes to keep till the length of his neck, and his eyes are a subtle brown colored. He is a Taurus by zodiac and is of American nationality. He has two tattoos on his right forearm. One is a rose tattoo, and one is a tattoo written “May.”
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