Everything You Wanted to Learn About 14-Year-Old Hip-Hop Sensation That Girl Lay Lay

14-year-old hip-hop star That Girl Lay Lay has been writing, producing, singing and rapping since she was just 5, and it shows in her immense talents beyond her years.

Lay Lay, the youngest female rapper to sign a deal with Empire Records, may be young, but she raps about real issues and the change she wants to see in the world. She's a true artist who's set to release her second album, Lil Big Dripper, before long, and she even has her own Nickelodeon series, also titled That Girl Lay Lay, set to premiere on June 18.

Want to get to know the girl behind the music and the show? We got the chance to ask Lay Lay all about herself, and here's what she had to say.

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Name: Alaya High

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Birthday: January 28

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Fun Facts:

1. Lay Lay could not live without TikTok.

"I have the most fun on that social media platform. People are so creative!"

-That Girl Lay Lay

2. She relates to Tiana from The Princess and the Frog more than any other Disney princess.

"Such a great fairytale and Tiana looks like me!"

-That Girl Lay Lay

3. The last celeb she got starstruck over was Andrea Barber, who plays Kimmy Gibbler in Full House.

4. She has a dog named Lulu.

5. The last song she had stuck in her head was "Transparent Soul" by Willow Smith.

"She's amazing and I've always loved her music."

-That Girl Lay Lay

6. In three words, she'd describe herself as confident, smart and beautiful.

7. She's closer to her mom and dad than anyone else.

"They've taught me so much and I am the young lady I am today because of them. And they are a lot of fun!"

-That Girl Lay Lay

8. She's scared of both heights and snakes.

9. Optimism keeps her inspired.

"I usually look for positive things in the world for inspiration."

-That Girl Lay Lay

10. She loves to cook, and is a pretty good chef—especially for a 14-year-old.

11. Most of all, Lay Lay just wants to spread good vibes.

"One thing I think is really core to who I am is that I'm a really positive, nice person who just wants to help the world and everyone living in it and be a positive role model to the young kids."

-That Girl Lay Lay


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