G-Eazy is mourning the death of his mother.
On Wednesday, the rapper revealed that his mom, Suzanne Olmsted, passed away. Still in a state of “shock,” a grieving G-Eazy penned an emotional tribute to the woman who raised him.
“The tears won’t stop. My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, everywhere hurts,” he wrote alongside a series of photos of his mother throughout the years. “There’s no safe place to hide and there’s no way to lay, sit, or stand that doesn’t hurt. The pain is enormous. But I know you’re out of yours and that brings me peace. I love you so much.”
He went on to acknowledge his mom’s inspiring “plight to survive and protect us against all odds.” “You were the definition of super-human,” he added. “What you went through, the pain you endured, and the impossible adversity you faced will stay with me forever, deeply engrained in the fibers of my identity and being. You will always be my biggest inspiration.”
While he did not say how she died, G-Eazy credited his mother as the catalyst for making him go to rehab for alcohol and drugs.
“As deeply as I was worried about you and your physical health, I didn’t realize the extent of just how worried you were about me until you sent me the hardest letter I’ve ever had to read… Going to treatment for alcohol and drugs was my decision but your letter was what ultimately persuaded me.”
G-Eazy also shared a touching voice memo from his mother, who told her son just how proud she was of him.
“Coming home to this wasn’t easy, and nothing will ever be moving forward… but like you would always say, ‘one step at a time and don’t look at the summit,’” he said.
G-Eazy and his brother James shared a close bond with their mom and while heartbroken, they will keep her memory alive.
“You loved your two boys more than life itself and we love you the same,” he said. “Luckily we have each other to hold and to lean on and that’s all that matters. Our hearts are broken, but they are full of love and gratitude for the life you gave us. With us always… we love you mom.”
G-Eazy received support from his fans and collaborators including Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha, and E-40, who shared their heartfelt condolences in the comments of his Instagram post.
Read his heartfelt tribute below.