A video showing Lil Peep laying on a sofa with closed eyes was initially published on Instagram by his friend and musician Bexey. The video was later reposted on Twitter.
A Twitter user named Zach published a tweet suggesting that Lil Peep looks as if he's overdosed in it. At the same time, a Twitter user named Fonk posted a screenshot of the video saying that Lil Peep's friends laughed at the musician's dead body.
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I happened to screen record bexeys instagram story 25 min after he posted it and lil peep looks overdose in this video…:(pic.twitter.com/1fHkQnDdgW— Zach (@ZacharyHodson) November 16, 2017
Lil Peep's friend Bexey denied the allegations saying in a tweet that the video doesn't show the exact moment of the musician's death — in fact the rapper is sleeping in the video.
FUCK U.— = MYTH KILLA = (@BEXEYSWAN) November 16, 2017
HE WAS SNORING, JUST FELL ASLEEP.
LIKE I WOULD LAUGH AT MY BROTHERS DEAD BODY, U SICK FUCK. https://t.co/BfXvvKC9Ls
Twitter users also immediately reacted to Fonk’s video publication.
Yeah man this video is straight up traumatizing. Your point is super valid and I agree but you can get that across without putting the vid. yknow you weren’t there so u can’t know for sure what was going on, Bex was, he already feels like shit. We don’t need to lose another one— Leslie Lorenzo (@LeslieLorenzo15) November 16, 2017
pls delete this.— shola (@imosho_) November 16, 2017
Some of them agree with Lil Peep’s friend Bexey, arguing that the video is old.
is that an old video in the studio or that from..— 🥀 Sommer-lee (@restinsleeep) November 16, 2017
Amid reports about the death of the musician after an alleged overdose, the rapper's manager Chase Ortega posted a tweet saying ”I’ve been expecting this call for a year. Mother f**k." However, he later made his account private.
The 21 year old artist, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, had a promising career after he started recording songs using a $200 microphone. Peep was often referred as the "future of emo" as he wrote about drugs, suicide and failed relationships.
The young emerging rapper, whose YouTube videos have millions of views, produced a full-length album just several months ago.