Lil Peep’s mother is blaming his tour management for helping to fuel his drug habit and says they are partly to blame for his death.
Documents reveal that Lil Peep’s tour manager Belinda Mercer texted a colleague: “This is the most mortifying experience of my life,” after she had been detained at the Canadian border after authorities found illegal substances in her bag and on Peep’s tour bus. She had only been working with the company for a month.
Liza Womack sued the company over the death of her 21-year-old son. Peep, whose given name was Gustav Åhr, after he died from a drug overdose on November 15, 2017.
According to Pitchfork, Peep’s management company First Access Entertainment (FAE) and Mercer asked the judge to seal seven pages of documents, including Mercer’s texts to FAE colleagues, arguing that they contained information that was private or self-incriminating.
Womack’s lawyers responded, “These seven pages help tell the story of the drug-infected mismanagement that is part of [Womack’s] central narrative and led to her son’s death.” They argued, “What these documents mostly contain are exchanges that reveal FAE tour management as dangerous, discordant, inept, and engaged in conduct that contributed to [Peep] ‘s death.”
The judge ruled that the arguments “do not warrant sealing.” The outlet says the case could change the way that labels and management companies handle their artists.
Recently, Lil Xan claimed that his former manager, Stat Quo, helped to feed his drug addiction and would have drugs shipped to him wherever he was.
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