Lil Peep’s Cause of Death Confirmed as Overdose of Xanax and Fentanyl

Lil Peep’s cause of death has reportedly been revealed.

According to TMZ, the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office found that the rising rapper died from an an overdose of Fentanyl and Xanax, confirming previous suspicions surrounding his cause of death. The toxicology report states there was no alcohol found in his system; however, there were traces of various other drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, Tramadol, Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone.

The medical examiner’s office deemed the cause of death “accidental.”

The news arrives nearly one month after Lil Peep was found dead on a tour bus in Tuscon, Arizona, where he was scheduled to perform. He was 21.

In the wake of his death, a number of hip-hop figures have spoken out about rampant drug use within the genre. Wiz Khalifa told Complex he has encouraged his friends to stop consuming lean; Lil Uzi Vert announced he was giving up drugs; and Vic Mensa ​called out rappers who glorify drug use in an effort to sell records.  

“To be honest, it’s like, on one hand I almost don’t even feel that I have a right to chastise anybody because I’ve fucking done it […] I regret it,” Mensa told Billboard. “I don’t rap about it anymore, but I have some lines about taking Xanax. I just think that we’re in such a dangerous place now because it’s been normalized and the drug abuse has been reduced to like a marketing tactic.”

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On today’s episode of #OutOfBounds, the team debunks the rumor that LeBron will go to Philadelphia . Drake practices his reporter skills with Kyle Lowry after the Raptors win. While Drake remains loyal to his home team, Mia is embarrassed of hers, showing no interest in Thursday Night Football with the Redskins vs. Cowboys. Adam gives his theory on why Odell should leave the Giants, and they flame Wiz Khalifa’s workout plan. 

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Wiz Khalifa on Cam’ron, Cigarettes, and ‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’

Wiz Khalifa's new project Laugh Now, Fly Later dropped earlier this month, and he came by for a new episode of Trending Topics to speak about his favorite rapper in the world (Cam'ron), why people should smoke weed instead of cigarettes, and his close relationship with Curren$y.

Having come up during the peak of the blog era, Wiz also took a moment to share his thoughts on the current relevance of blogs: “I just think blogs definitely still matter as much as they did before, I just think the content is different. People have come up so many other ways, like SoundCloud. And now if you, like, piss on your homeboy while he's sleeping, you'll get popular on Instagram.”

During his visit, Khalifa also had a chance to make good on his promise (eight years later) to reward every blog and DJ for their support of Burn After Rolling with white papers:

 

8 years later, @wizkhalifa delivers. Thank u Wiz

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Thanks, Wiz.

You can watch the episode above and hear his new project Laugh Now, Fly Later below.

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Wiz Khalifa: ‘It’s Unfortunate That Lil Peep Had to Die’

Wiz Khalifa, who recently released his mixtape Laugh Now, Fly Later, stopped by the Complex office Thursday and talked about drug culture, particularly the use of lean, and also touched on Lil Peep's passing earlier today.

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh rapper denounced lean, and doubled down in his conversation with Complex News' Jinx. “I just feel like somebody has to speak up for people who don't believe in that, or are really tired of seeing it,” he said. “It's unfortunate that Lil Peep had to die and stuff like that, but these are the things people are gonna start seeing and keep happening if they don't really relax and fall back.”

Wiz added: “I got a couple friends who do sip lean and shit, and I tell them all the time like, 'Yo, that shit is wack bro.'” Check out the full interview above.

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Big Sean Previewed a New Travis Scott Collab and It Sounds Like a Banger

Lollapalooza 2017 wrapped up Sunday night in Chicago's Grant Park, capping off a four-day marathon of memorable performances. Ahead of Justice's closing set on the Bud Light stage Sunday night, Big Sean hit his Mike Carson-designed stage for an energetic cruise through his increasingly stacked catalog.

 

Set design on fleek, @mikecarson not just my brudda, he da best! #92 #Don

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At one point during his set, Sean gifted the Lolla crowd with a tease of a new collaboration with Travis Scott:

The track is rumored to feature production by Metro Boomin. Sean also referenced the track's possible title—”We Go Legend”—in an Instagram post on Monday:

 

We go Legend 🔥🔥🔥

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Sean and Scott last appeared together on DJ Khaled's Grateful single “On Everything” alongside Rick Ross.

Sean released his biggest album yet, I Decided, back in February. The album has maintained some serious legs on the charts thanks to a marathon of singles and videos, including “Sacrifices” featuring Migos. The “Sacrifices” video was first released as a gift to fans who made a physical album purchase, with Sean informing them in May that they had been given access to an app that allowed them to get a look at the video before anyone else. Shortly after, the video was made available on YouTube.

This year's Lollapalooza lineup also featured Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, Lorde, Blink-182, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Majid Jordan, Arcade Fire, Charli XCX, Joey Badass, Rae Sremmurd, and so many more. Catch pro-shot footage of Majid Jordan performing “Her” and Wiz Khalifa running through “Young Wild and Free” below.

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Amber Rose Reveals How Kanye West Has ‘Bullied’ Her Over the Last 7 Years

In our new episode of Everyday Struggle, Amber Rose spoke at length about her previous relationship with Kanye West and how it still affects her to this day. 

“I still have never said anything mean about Kanye,” she explained. “This is after six, seven years of constant bullying from him.” One moment she highlighted was 'Ye's infamous tweet storm in early 2016 that included the rapper talking about Rose and Wiz Khalifa's son, Sebastian. “You don't say nothing about my baby,” she told Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska.

“I was quiet for so long. I could have got a reality show just off the fact that I was his girlfriend. I could have wrote a book just off the fact that I was his girlfriend. I said, you know what? I'm a real ass bitch. I'mma take the high road and work my ass off, and I'm going to get everything I get on my own, so nobody can be like, 'Yo I gave her that.'”

“The only thing I got from him was fame, and fame don't get you no fucking money,” she continued.

Rose also talked about My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and how she views that album as a form of bullying from West as well. “Everyone else thought it was just about me, and it wasn't… I had to just take that L,” she said.

She added: “If I was going to kill myself, I would have done it during those times.”

Watch the full video up top (the Kanye talk begins around the 45-minute mark) and be sure to subscribe to Complex News on YouTube to catch every episode of Everyday Struggle first.

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Ann Coulter Gets Dragged For Complaining About Her Seat on a Delta Flight

If you've never had the misfortune of being subjected to Ann Coulter's way of thinking, consider yourself fortunate. The professional attention seeker has made a living off of saying ridiculous, hateful shit for shock value, under the guise of being a “conservative commentator,” and has even beefed with the king of shock rap himself, Eminem.

On Saturday, she had a different sort of complaint in mind than the usual riffs on immigration and forcing people to be Christian. Coulter registered a complaint that you may think would be sort of universal—she attacked an airline for what she felt was unfair treatment. In a lengthy rant from her Twitter page, Coulter whined about being bumped from her seat on a Delta flight, documenting the occasion with what she claimed was photo evidence.

On the surface, there's a real gripe to be had on Coulter's behalf, and no one likes to be inconvenienced when they fly. In recent months, we've even seen some passengers get outright assaulted because of issues on their flight.

But in Coulter's case, her past stances—and really, a lot of her “political” ideology is just thinly-veiled bigotry—came back to bite her. After listening to the pundit preach for years about personal responsibility and the free market to excuse a lot more insidious B.S., Twitter had a field day contrasting her stated beliefs with her complaint-fest.

If we're being honest, it is past time for us as a society to get Coulter out the paint. Unfortunately, she's pretty entrenched in her lane, and television producers like to use her insane comments to drive a full day of programming when she really antes up on the prejudice.

Knowing this, you have to savor the moments like these when she's faced with her own hypocrisy. Nobody deserves to get bumped from their seat because of their view on taxes, but the only real justice here would be Coulter's hateful ass flying in cargo storage. 

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Gunner Stahl Talks Photographing Gucci Mane and Getting Turned Down by DMX | The Culture

In just a few years Gunner Stahl has gone from a name to know in the photography world to being one of the elite photographers documenting some of the biggest names in hip-hop. On top of that, he's also released two photo books, shot a magazine cover, and hosted a number of gallery exhibits.

Even with the rapid success, it's safe to say his biggest moment has yet be captured. In the debut episode of The Culture, Complex's own Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins links up with the 25-year-old photographer to find out how he got to this point, and where he's going next.

Stahl's work behind the lens began at the age of 18 when he bought his first camera. He didn't get into portraits of musical acts until 2014 when he shot Wiz Khalifa after the Pittsburgh rapper had just dyed his hair purple. That moment inspired him to pursue photography more seriously.

Gunner Stahl
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After a quick stop at a camera shop, Stahl and Jinx hit the studio for a photography session with ATL rapper Rich the Kid. There Stahl highlights the importance of trust between photographer and subject, and reveals his favorite commissioned gig was doing the cover art for Playboi Carti's self-titled debut mixtape.

Stahl also admits he got turned down by a high profile figure: “DMX… got me hyped bro.”

Check out the full episode above, where Gunner Stahl talks about capturing the moment Gucci Mane and Young Thug reunited after Mane was released from prison, and why he's inspired by photographer Chi Modu. Subscribe to Complex to catch more episodes of The Culture, and keep up with Stahl's latest moves on Instagram.

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