Music Mondays – Lil Peep’s mother’s lawsuit is showing us how to change the music industry’s views on drugs

Music Mondays – Lil Peep’s mother’s lawsuit is showing us how to change the music industry’s views on drugs

Gustav Åhr, known to the world as Lil Peepdied in 2017. He was 21 years old and set to become emo-rap’s breakout star. Lil Peep died in Tuscon, Arizona, due to a drug overdose fentanyl and Xanax. Now his mother, Liza Womack, is suing his former management company for his death. The lawsuit claims Lil Peep was “stressed, overwhelmed, burnt out, exhausted, and physically unwell…that his managers pushed him “onto stage after stage in city after city, plying and propping [LIl Peep] up” with assorted substances.”

Entertainment layers say this case is different because it asks what the responsibility of those doing work with artists in these cases is? And if this lawsuit qins, the industry will be forced to take note. The suit goes further than other overdose suits by naming all of his management team; First Access Entertainment CEO, Warner Music owner, Lil Peeps tour manager, and others. 

“There’s actually criminal implications in this, if a district attorney type was to start looking at how these drugs are being obtained and being distributed illegally…Behavior in the industry could change if First Access really gets tagged.” ~ Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Amy Breyer

 

– Excerpt from an article for The Pitch by Marc Hogan. Find the full article here

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