Lil TJay Bio, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wiki

Born with original name Tione Jayden Merritt, Lil Tjay is a New Yorker and is known as the singer, rapper, songwriter or American personality. He rose to fame 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.

Lil TJay

Lil TJay early life

Lil Tjay, Aka, Tione Jayden Merritt, was born on April 30, 2001 which makes him 21 years old. He grew up in the Bronx borough of New York City and was cared for by his single mother along with two younger siblings. Lil Tjay called him the problematic child among the three siblings, as he often gets stuck in robberies and multiple fights at once. At the age of 15, Tjay was once arrested for the curse of robbery and was sentenced to a year in prison in juvenile detention, where he started writing raps, including a hit song called “Resume”, which he later released on SoundCloud.

Lil TJay Career

In 2016, Tjay released his most important and very first song called Resume on SoundCloud, which immediately became famous after it was released online. At the time, Tjay was only 16 years old and started to achieve tremendous success in the industry, opening several doors to success. On March 10, 2018, Tjay took part in the Coast 2 Coast LIVE NYC All Ages Edition, where he was placed first, and with that position he had the opportunity to record his label A&R, which began to judge his performances. Soon the 10 months became the most successful time of Tjay’s life and he released about 5 songs which have further been played about a million times on SoundCloud. Tjay debuted and released an EP called No Comparison near the end of 2018. In January 2019, Tjay had the chance to present himself with fellow American rapper Polo G, who made the famous track Pop-Out which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tjay released his first album True 2 Myself in October. 2019. The album reached the hearts of many and reached number 5 on the US Billboard 200.

Lil T Jay Shot

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Lil Tjay was shot multiple times at the spot where he was deliberately present with his two other friends named Antoine Boyd (22) and Jeffrey Valdez (24). Police reached the spot and they found the famous rapper bleeding from multiple gunshots and another friend Antoine Boyd shot in the back. Both of Tjay’s friends are expected to survive after the incident, but there is no information about Tjay’s health condition yet. Police have arrested 27-year-old Mohamed Konate on three counts of attempted murder and offenses of being armed with multiple weapons. The robbery was reported and during the investigation, Tjay’s two friends were found to be in possession of illegal weapons.

Lil Tjay Biography

Real name Tione Jayden Merritt
Date of birth Apr 30, 2001
Age (from 2022) 21 years
Birthplace The Bronx, New York, United States
Profession Rapper, singer, songwriter
Secondary school

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in kilograms – 67 kg – in pounds – 147 pounds
Hair colour black
eye color Dark brown



Relationship status

Marital status Only
Affair no
Who is his girlfriend? No

Private life

Lil Tjay is said to be in a relationship with his longtime partner named Lala Baptiste. Lala Baptiste is famous on her Instagram profile with the name @lalatheislandgal. On social media, she usually posts her photos in new outfits and uses her YouTube channel and TikTok to discuss the details of her personal life. During that time, fans began to suspect that Lala and Lil Tjay hooked up and joined the love interests for his song video with Pop Smoke called Mood Swings. In 2020, Lala shared a YouTube video revealing that she has a man in her life, but she didn’t reveal the things about “the man” of her life. On the other hand, Lil Tjay started appearing on Lala’s Instagram Live and confirmed that something romantic was cooking between the two of them. Before Lala, Tjay was in a relationship with fellow rapper Rubi Rose. During that time, Lala and Rubi were both friends and even Lala allegedly helped her get a date with him. But on the occasion of Tjay’s 19th birthday, the two girls got into an argument and Tjay started spending quality time with Lala instead of Ruby. On the other hand, fans speculated that Lala was no longer on his friends list, nor were they connected on Instagram. But Lala declined to comment.

Li Tjay Net worth

Lil Tjay became famous for the burglary he did and ended up in prison. While in prison, he started writing songs and eventually became a famous rapper. Although going to prison colored his career, it started to gain popularity. Today, he is 21 years old and a man with an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million who single-handedly takes care of everything in his life.

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