Lil Peep's Mom Claims His Record Label Is Refusing to Pay $4 Million Owed to Estate

Lil Peep's mother, Liza Womack, claims her late son’s record label is refusing to pay $4 million owed to the late rapper's estate, 'Rolling Stone' reports.

Lil Peep in 2017

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Lil Peep in 2017

The ongoing legal battle between Lil Peep’s mother, Liza Womack, and her son’s record label continues.

Rolling Stone reports Womack claims the late rapper’s record label, First Access Entertainment, is refusing to pay $4 million that’s owed to his estate. Meanwhile, the label alleges that Peep’s mom is the one to blame for any delay. 

The competing parties met in Los Angeles court on Tuesday, where Womack’s lawyer, Paul A. Matiasic alleged that FAE is denying Peep’s mother revenue linked to the late artist’s catalog: “FAE is trying to choke off her funds by denying her her royalty revenue that they know she’s owed,” Matiasic told the court.

Responding to Matiasic’s accusations, FAE’s lawyer John W. Amberg said: “It also is not true that FAE owes the estate over $4 million. That’s simply not true. That’s just an argument used to gain someone’s sympathy here.” 

The news arrives several months after Womack opened up about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against her son’s managers in 2019. The upcoming trial—which was supposed to begin in November, but has since been pushed back—asserts that First Access Entertainment, Bryant Ortega, and Belinda Mercer were personally responsible for Peep’s death from an accidental overdose on Nov. 15, 2017. 

“Defendants ignored these cries for help and instead, pushed [him] onto stage after stage in city after city, plying and propping [him] up with illegal drugs and unprescribed controlled substances all along the way,” the wrongful death lawsuit alleges.

“I want justice for Gus,” Womack told Pitchfork in May. “That’s why I’m doing this. Whatever form it takes, what I’m looking for is for people to be held accountable for their behavior.”

She continued, “I’ve had two strokes, and I am not going to die until I take care of this matter. I’m going to live. I have a mission. If people are held accountable for their actions, I will feel that justice has been done. You learn to live with the pain, and you’re a different person, because when your child dies, the person that you were dies, too. But I will be glad, and I hope to feel satisfaction.”

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