Who Is That Girl Lay Lay? Everything We Know About Alaya High

Rapper Alaya High, who goes by the rap name That Girl Lay Lay, is making waves in the music industry. Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about the young artist.

That Girl Lay Lay is the youngest female rapper to sign a major record deal

That Girl Lay Lay | John Parra/Getty Images for BET
That Girl Lay Lay | John Parra/Getty Images for BET

In August 2018, at the age of 11, That Girl Lay Lay became the youngest female rapper to sign a major record deal. She made history after signing a recording contract with Empire. Lay Lay is known for her ability to freestyle. Her gift caught the attention of many people after videos of her rapping were posted on social media.

That Girl Lay Lay on ‘Ellen’

Lay Lay made her “Ellen” debut back in September 2018. The rapper spoke about her career and her talent for freestyle. She said she has been rapping since she was just five years old. When host Ellen DeGeneres asked Lay Lay who her favorite artists are, she listed Migos, Cardi B, and Lil Baby.

Who is That Girl Lay Lay’s Dad?

Lay Lay’s father is rapper Acie High. She told Ellen she hones her talent by practicing with her father. “I learned freestyle from my dad. He’s an artist in the industry. I watch him a lot go in the studio and it inspired me to rap,” Lay Lay told Ellen. “It takes practice, I’m still practicing, I’m going to get better at it.”

How That Girl Lay Lay prepares for performances

During an interview with the hosts of 97.9 The Box, Lay Lay said she prepares for performances by exercising and eating well. Yoga is her preferred way to stay fit. She also goes running. “I go running and I work out while I’m rapping,” she told the hosts.

One of the hosts asked Lay Lay why she works out so hard since she’s so young. She responded that it’s important to be fit if you’re going to be on stage. “When I go on tour and I perform, I gotta be like Beyonce,” she said, referring to the way Beyonce dances and jumps around the stage nonstop during her live performances. Lay Lay said money is what keeps her focused on her rap career. “If it’s something that I really want to do, I’m going to take my time and I’m going to focus on it,” she added.

That Girl Lay Lay at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

That Girl Lay Lay practices before the the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade at Macy's Herald Square | John Lamparski/Getty Images
That Girl Lay Lay practices before the the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Macy’s Herald Square | John Lamparski/Getty Images

That Girl Lay Lay is set to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She posted a message on her Instagram page, encouraging all her fans to tune in. She also announced that she will be releasing her album, “All the Way Lit Up,” on the same day.

Additional performers who will be at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade include Natasha Bedingfield, Ozuna, Miranda Lambert, TLC, Ciara, Black Eyed Peas, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, and Chicago.

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