Rapper Lil’ Peep’s family has settled with the musician’s management team, after initially suing them for being responsible for his overdose death.
According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Peep’s mother — Liza Womack — informed the court that the parties had resolved the case and expected it to be dismissed in the coming weeks. In other words, they have agreed on some sort of monetary settlement, and the rest is just formalities.
In the filing, no specific financial numbers were revealed, and in many cases like this, it will remain confidential.
Lil’ Peep’s Mother Initially Blamed Management Company For ‘Normalizing, Promoting’ Drug Use
As we reported, Peep’s family sued the management company claiming they provided the up-and-coming rapper with drugs and had control over his personal life. The rapper — real name Gustav Elijah Ahr — died on November 15, 2017, at the age of 21. The artist was found unresponsive on his tour bus on a stoop in Arizona. It was one of the final stops on his ‘Come Over When You’re Sober’ tour.
At the time of his death, an autopsy showed that Lil’ Peep had lethal levels of fentanyl and Xanax in his system. His mother filed the wrongful death lawsuit in 2019.
The original lawsuit accused the tour company of being “inept” and engaging in conduct that contribute to the rapper’s death. Specifically, because drug use on the tour was “allowed, normalized, and even encouraged and promoted.” As a result, Peep’s mother alleged it pushed her son “to the extreme bounds of what somebody of his age and maturity level could handle emotionally, mentally, and physically.”
Lil’ Peep Remembered By Fellow Artists
Interestingly, immediately following his death, the management company and Peep’s family issued a statement saying, they were “shocked and heartbroken,” over his death. And while speaking for his mother said, “that she is very, very proud of him and everything he was able to achieve in his short life.
Lil’ Peep was a huge and up-and-coming star at the time of his death, with a cult-like following. Initially, he dropped a series of mixtapes which were released online. The rapper was also a fashion icon, with his numerous tattoos and striking appearance. The artist made several runway appearances for labels in Europe.
Lil’ Peep’s death made headlines in the past few days after Machine Gun Kelly referenced the passing of several artists during his tour. MGK performed his 2019 hit ‘Hotel Diablo’ and ‘Glass House’, in which he reflects on the death of musicians like Nipsey Hussle, Lil Peep, and Mac Miller.
“Last time I got off the stage, I looked Chester in the face / But now he gone, and ain’t no going back,” Kelly raps, referencing the death of Chester Bennington.