Alyana High, an 11-year old girl most popularly known as ‘Lay Lay,’ became the youngest female rapper to sign with a major record label. She announced the news on Instagram with a photo inside the office of music company Empire, with whom she signed a contract with.
“It’s official!!! I am the YOUNGEST FEMALE RAP ARTIST to sign a record deal,” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “Look out for my first single ‘Go Lay Lay Go’ ALBUM ON THE WAY!!!”
Lay Lay, who now has over 310,000 followers and counting, was first noticed when her father recorded her freestyle version of rap artist BlocBoy JB ‘s “Shoot” and posted it on Twitter. The tweet went viral and was retweeted over 100,000 times. Since then, she posts a new freestyle almost every Friday.
A lot of her fans are happy about her success and congratulates her.
“Go lay lay go congratulations sweetie,” one person wrote.
“Hey girl! Congrats! You’re doing big things! Fun fact: We share the same name!! Haha keep shining,” one of Lay Lay’s fans said.
“Congratulations!!! I’m so excited to see your growth as an artist,” an Instagram user commented.