“It has been years of blood, sweat and tears—this experience has put us in a constant state of severe depression, for myself and for both of my children,” Angela told E! News in a separate statement that day. “Tay has had to talk to counselors for two hours weekly. We have dreaded every waking moment with no hope in sight for years.”
She continued, “We have prevailed, justice has prevailed, and God has prevailed! My daughter can pursue and achieve her dreams on her own terms, and we are finally a happy family again, together.”
E! News reached out to reps for Tay and her dad Christopher Hope for comment at the time and did not hear back.
On Sept. 27, three days before her social media and music comeback, Tay was spotted with her mom and her brother at a Los Angeles airport. “Her return to Los Angeles is a huge step in the right direction and she can now pursue her career on her terms and start a new life,” the rapper’s management team told E! News in a statement the next day. “She has full control over her social media accounts now and is excited to share who she really is.”