According to a report by Pitchfork On Wednesday May 19, Liza Womack, mother of Peep, née Gustav Åhr, said she suffered two strokes during the trial but was tirelessly trying to get justice for her son.
“I have had two strokes and I’m not going to die until I get this sorted out,” Womack says. “I’m going to live. I have a mission.”
“I have pictures of Gus that these wonderful kids paint and draw,” Peep’s mother continues, speaking of the rapper’s fans. “I will find them on Instagram, and I got things from all over the world, these wonderful drawings. There is a woman who is a helicopter pilot, photographer and also an artist, and I asked her if I could buy her painting. – she wasn’t even for sale – and she wouldn’t take any money. She asked an art dealer to send it to me. We texted her, and I told her I was talking to her . I don’t believe in the afterlife, which is one of the reasons it was so horribly painful, because he’s gone, he’s gone. But I told him I was talking on the board and I tell him, “Gussie, I’ve got you.” I don’t stop. I never give up. “
Lil Peep died on November 15, 2017 of an accidental overdose on Xanax on his tour bus before his show in Tuscon, Arizona. He was 21 years old. The Long Island, New York native was nearing completion of his Come Over When You’re Sober Tour by the time of his tragic death.
In October 2019, Peep’s mother filed a lawsuit against First Access Entertainment, the company responsible for orchestrating the rapper’s latest tour, manager Bryant Ortega and tour manager Belinda Mercer. The legal file calls for wrongful death, negligence and breach of contract, reports Pitchfork.
Womack accused his son’s management team of encouraging his drug use. Peep’s mother claims that during a tour stop in May 2017, her child was “barely able to communicate, let alone play, due to his drug use” during her show in Los Angeles. The mother claims Peep’s managers allowed her to perform anyway.
On another occasion, Lil peep did not want to perform due to physical and mental exhaustion, but was refused and would still have to take the stage despite his fatigue. Lil Peep’s mother further alleges that Belinda Mercer told her son to take “an excessive amount of Xanax” because Peep being “sick” is the only way the touring insurance company would cover the canceled show.
A jury trial for the case is reportedly scheduled for November 10.
XXL contacted Lil Peep’s motherthe lawyer for a comment on this.
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