Lil Peep‘s mother, Liza Womack, is reportedly suing her son’s management and the company that ran his final tour, claiming that his team normalized and even encouraged drug use, supplying him with Xanax and other substances to keep him on the road.
The main complaint is that she believes First Access Entertainment and associates pushed the “16 Lines” singer to his limits while on tour by gaving him access to drugs that ultimately led to his death. Court documents claim these problems started in early 2017 and persisted until his untimely passing. During one tour stop in May of that year, his mom recalls the Pennsylvania native was “barely able to communicate, let alone perform, due to his use of drugs.” She also describes his state as “comatose-like.” In another instance, Womack says Lil Peep was gifted a bottle of pills by a manager while in London.
Womack says Peep wanted to quit touring, citing his physical and emotional exhaustion — but his team ignored his pleas. The lawsuit states management “pushed [Peep] onto stage after stage in city after city.” For these reasons, she is seeking “unspecified damages.” While nothing will bring him back, many hope the visibility that this issue draws will open the eyes of others who may be struggling with substance abuse.
Lil Peep passed away on November 15th, 2017 due to a fatal combination of fentanyl and Xanax.