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According to TMZ, the rapper/emo star’s body was reportedly found on his tour bus at a stop in Arizona.
Lil Peep, who has over a million followers on his Youtube channel, was famous for lyrics that were full of drug references, specifically pills. He didn’t hide a lifestyle of taking prescription medications and other drugs on social media, in fact he appeared to have sent out numerous red flags or cries for help.
“I’ve been expecting this call for a year,” Lil Peep’s manager Chase Ortega tweeted. “Mother f*ck.” He is being widely criticized online for not getting the rapper the help he appeared to so desperately need.
One video uploaded to Youtube by Yung Tide on November 16 showed Lil Peep in the background, apparently passed out or already dead. “Word on the street is he got counterfeit M-Box 30mg oxycodones and mixed with benzos, down here almost every 30 is counterfeit and full of fentanyl. R.i.p Lil Peep,” the film, which you can watch below, is captioned. Yung Tide ends the film by saying “Oh.” The original video was deleted from Youtube, but was uploaded by another user, as seen below:
“Fucc it,” he chillingly captioned a photo showing a film-like substance on his tongue, on the same day as his reported death:
“El Paso, I took six Xanax and I was lit,” Lil Peep stated in the video below. “I’m good, I’m not sick. Imma see ya’ll tonight.”
He speaks about “popping perc 10’s,” slang for Percocet, a highly addictive opioid painkiller:
“When I wake up in the morning, I pop me a little Percocet and then I shake my little butt til the sun goes down,” he said in the Instagram video below, showing off several small pills in a tin:
“Why are y’all surprised ? I’m not tryna be mean but i mean that’s all that life does to you…6 feet under, @614_bvndit replied, referencing Lil Peep’s death.
In a video uploaded yesterday to Instagram, the aspiring star appears to be taking a bar of Xanax or another medication. “He did it,” Lil Peep stated. “I almost choked to death,” he continued, before being seen shaking a prescription bottle of pills:
“I wonder how many kids went and tried two bars cause of this guy,” @cody_whiteboy commented.
@CypressRozay stated in a reply to an RIP tweet for Lil Peep by @therealjuicyj:
His manager Chase Ortega tweeted “I’ve been expecting this call for a year” which means he was just waiting for him to die while collecting his paycheck. Why didn’t he get him baker acted instead with his family’s help since he knew he had had a serious problem smh
“I am shocked and heartbroken,” Sarah Sennet, the CEO of First Access Entertainment, a management company that partnered with Lil Peep last year, said in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “I do not believe Peep wanted to die, this is so tragic. He had big goals and dreams for the future which he had shared with me, his team, his family and his friends. He was highly intelligent, hugely creative, massively charismatic, gentle and charming. He had huge ambition and his career was flourishing.”