The line that divided Gustav Elijah Åhr and his rap alter ego, Lil Peep, was a wonderful one. His mom, Liza Womack, advised Rolling Stone that rising up, her son didn’t struggle with drugs or substance abuses that he ten rapped about in his songs. Peep was, nonetheless, reportedly having issue balancing fame with melancholy and nervousness, so he turned to medicine as a coping mechanism. In November 2017, Peep was discovered by his supervisor lifeless on his tour bus simply previous to a present in Tucson, Arizona. The 21-year-old’s demise was dominated an overdose. His post-mortem revealed fentanyl, Xanax, cocaine, marijuana, and varied opiates have been present in his system.
After listening to the lyrics the rapper’s songs, Sarah Stennett, the CEO First Access, Lil Peep’s label, recalled a time that she requested him concerning the extent his drug use. “I mentioned, ‘Look, I’m not right here to chastise you for taking medicine — that’s not my job. What I can inform you is it’s very onerous to succeed in your potential for those who’re a drug person.’” When Peep lived within the neighborhood Echo Park in Los Angeles, identified for its inventive, eclectic characters, his house grew to become the hub for all looking for a spot to remain. According to a pal, medicine have been a staple. “He felt responsible about being the one to rise to the highest actually fast, and consequently was overly welcoming,” Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, who ten visited Peep’s Echo Park house, mentioned. “Somebody screwed a supplier over, and a man got here in and put a gun to Gus’ head.” Peep’s mom referred to as it a “s**tshow.”
Peep’s supervisor, Chase Ortega, recounted moments on tour the place the rapper may barely get himself collectively for a efficiency. “I referred to as Sarah and mentioned, ‘Maybe I’ll simply name the hearth division. We could make a play that it’s a capability factor so we’re defending Peep’s fame and never saying, ‘He’s overdosing.'” Stennett mentioned she approached Peep about canceling the present however he assured her that he would be capable of pull it f.
Rolling Stone exhibits a younger star on a dramatic rise surrounded by individuals who cared for him and each enabled him. Stennett denies ever supplying Peep with medicine, however there are textual content messages between Ortega and Peep the place the supervisor tells him that Stennett has Xanax capsules for him. Mackned, the opening act for Peep’s ultimate tour, advised the publication that Belinda Mercer, that tour’s supervisor, recurrently equipped them with medicine. “Belinda, she’s type a pimp,” he mentioned. “She stored us consistent with medicine. We have been like her ho’s. We have been f**king ketamine ho’s.”
An unnamed supply on the tour mentioned, “The drug that appeared to be well-liked with Gus, with Belinda, was ketamine. When I’d see Gus on ketamine it was alarming as a result of it actually wiped him out, made him nonfunctioning. And I’d identified it was Belinda who received it for him not less than as soon as.” Mercer issued a press release by her legal professional denying the allegations, nonetheless, she notes that the accusations are coming from individuals who have been “frequent drug customers whose accounts could also be unreliable.”
Peep’s mom remains to be making an attempt to piece collectively how her son may have died so tragically at such a younger age. “I simply need to know what occurred,” she mentioned.