Lil Tje is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his singles Resume, “Brothers,” “Leaked,” and “Know of Your Love.”
Lil Tje aka Teon Jaden Merritt was born on Monday, 30 April 2001 (age 21 years; by 2022) in the South Bronx, New York City, United States. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Weight (approx): 75 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: brown
Lil Tje hails from a Ghanaian family.
parents and siblings
Information about Lil Tzay’s parents is not yet known. Lil Tjay is raised single-handedly by his mother along with his two younger siblings.
relationships / affairs
In April 2020, Tjay was rumored to be in a relationship with fellow American rapper, Ruby Rose.
Reportedly, the couple had a dispute over money and Ruby’s friend Lala Baptiste. As per reports, Ruby was upset to learn that her friend Lala Baptiste had an affair with his girlfriend, Tje. In an interview, Tajay spoke about his feud with his rumored girlfriend and said,
There was just a slight misunderstanding between us. He flew to see me, saw some girls on my phone, got mad, overreacted. you know, he tried to call them people [the police] On me for no reason. That was so much ground left for me. You know I’m from New York, you’re not going to the police. You also don’t want anyone to talk about it after that.
Later, in 2021, it was rumored that Lil Tje dated Lala Baptiste, a friend of his ex-girlfriend.
Lala is a model and is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. It was speculated that the couple were engaged after Pop Smoke played Tje’s love interest in the music video ‘Mood Swings’. In 2022, it was rumored that Lil Tje was dating Lil Wayne’s daughter Regina Carter. The rumors surfaced after the couple traveled together and shared pictures on social media.
In 2018, Lil Tje released his first single ‘Resume’. In the same year, he released several singles such as “Brothers,” “Goat,” “Forever,” “Ruthless” and “Ride for You.” On 24 December 2018, Tjay released their debut EP (Extended Play), No Compare., on soundcloud. Later, he released some extended plays like FN (2019), State of Emergency (2020) and Strictly4MyFans (2022). In 2019, he released his debut studio album, True 2 Myself. In the same year, he released several singles such as “One Take,” “Go In,” “Hold On,” “Declining,” “Goat,” “FN,” and Zooey York. On 2 April 2021, he released his music album Destined 2 Win, under which he released singles such as ‘Calling My Phone,’ ‘Headshot,’ and Loss. In 2021, he released several music singles like ‘Move On’, ‘Love Hurts’ and What You Want Do.
live music festival
Lil Tje has performed live in numerous concerts, stage shows and concerts. In May 2019, Lil Tje performed at the Miami Music Festival with Migos, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi in Miami Gardens, Florida. In the same year, Lil Tje went on his nationwide tour with Seattle rapper Lil Mosey. Tjay also performed at The Los Angeles Music Festival and Destined 2 Win Tour in 2021.
On 30 December 2020, Lil Tje was arrested in Brooklyn and charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, and marijuana. According to reports, Tajay was in a vehicle which was allegedly changing lanes without signal. Police approached the vehicle, searched the car and recovered four loaded handguns and marijuana.
Shot several times during the robbery attempt
On 22 June 2022, Lil Tje was shot several times at The Promenade in Edgewater, New Jersey by a man named Mohammed Konate, who tried to rob Lil Tje. Tje was accompanied by his friends Antoine Boyd and Jeffrey Valdez. Konate was later arrested by the police and charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
- Singer(s) / Rapper(s): usher, drake, Michael Jackson, and Justin Biber,
Facts / Trivia
- Lil Tje is also known as Bronx Justin Bieber and hip-hop heartthrob.
- In 2016, when Tajay was fifteen, he was sent to a youth detention center on charges of robbery. Tajay was under house arrest for almost a year and regained his freedom in 2017. In an interview, he recalled his days of detention and said,
it was not fun. It’s not something I’d like to do again, but I learned a lot from it. I think if I didn’t have to go to jail, I probably wouldn’t be the person I am—not me. ‘Cause I don’t sit down and write those songs and I can never focus on what I want to achieve. So it looks like that was a really good thing for me. It opened my eyes and things like that. ,
- In 2018, Lil Tje released his first song on Resume social media platform, Facebook. Later, he was signed by the American record label company Columbia Records. In an interview, talking about his experience with his debut track, he said,
I just posted the link and I made sure all my friends posted it,” he recalled. “Everyone heard the song before it fell and they were like, ‘Yo, you gotta drop it.’ And then I dropped it. I knew everyone posted it once in a while, and then I think other people in different places started reposting it and they really listened to it and then It went crazy.
- Taje’s song Calling My Phone became the highest charting song which was released in 2021 as part of the album Destined 2 Win. ,DNA India,
- Jay loves to play football. Sharing his memories of playing football in an interview, he said,
Man, when I was in elementary school, I used to play football all the time – every vacation we would run and play. This was the main job from kindergarten to fifth grade. In middle school and high school I think I got back from it. To be honest, I’m not really into any sport, but for me soccer was the first sport that was a part of my life and I enjoyed playing.
- Lil Tje got her first gig in Middletown, New York, where she had an audience of about 30 people.
- Lil Tjay has a self-titled YouTube channel where he posts music videos for his singles and albums; The channel has over 4.6M subscribers.
- Lil Tjay is often seen smoking cigarettes and cigars.