G-Eazy has announced his mother, Suzanne Olmsted, has passed away. The Bay Area rapper paid tribute to his “hero” in an emotional Instagram post detailing his grief on Wednesday (November 24).
“I love you so much,” he began. “The shock still won’t let me accept the feeling that I’ll never get to hug you in person again. My queen, my hero, my everything… my mom. The tears won’t stop. My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, everywhere hurts. 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.”
The message was shared alongside a series of photos and a voice message, in which she says how proud she is of her son.
G-Eazy also opened up about his mom persuading him to seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
“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,” he admitted. “Going to treatment for alcohol and drugs was my decision but your letter was what ultimately persuaded me.”
He continued, “They say the opposite of addiction is connection, and I’d never felt more connected to you than I have in the past months. 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.’”
To end the message, G-Eazy promised to support his younger brother James while showing appreciation for the love she gave them.
“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.”
A number of rappers showed their support in the comments, with Drake writing, “Rest up sweet lady always showed me the most love.” Cardi B added, “My condolences to you and your family.”