11-year-old rapper turns heads at BET Hip-Hop Awards after freestyling like a pro in viral video
An 11-year-old rapper stunned the crowd at the recent BET Hip-Hop Awards after she freestyled like a professional rapper in a now-viral video that has made rounds on the internet due to her talent.
Previously discovered on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show", an 11-year-old rapper named Lay Lay has become an internet sensation due to her skills in belting out freestyle raps over popular hit songs. After being invited by Ellen to showcase her talent on live television, more people have taken notice of her, and she even got herself an invite to this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Alaya High, known as "Ley Ley", once again stunned people much older than her due to her show-stopping performance on the awards night. This comes after she snagged a record deal with Empire Records, and getting invited to shows like "Ellen", "The Frank Ski Morning Show", and many others.
Aside from her live performances, she recently debuted her first album called "Cheat Code", and this has been a wonderful step towards a much more successful hip-hop career for the young girl.
Originally from Houston, Alaya currently lives in Atlanta with her family due to her career. She has been hailed as the youngest rapper in history to sign a major record deal with Empire Records, and things have been looking pretty good for her from this point on.
According to Lay Lay, she started rapping at the age of five as her father, who is also into hip-hop, has been training her since then.
“I watched him a lot in the studio and it inspired me to rap also. We rap about all types of stuff. Food, pots and pans, butterflies ― it don’t even matter. We just rap."
Clearly, their father-and-daughter bonding sessions have paid off, as she is now being recognized as a legitimate rapper by people around the world due to her talent and rapping skills.