The 32-year-old rapper, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillum, has taken instagram To pay tribute to “my queen, my hero, my everything… my mother” on Wednesday.
He captioned a series of photos of his mother, writing, “The shock still won’t let me accept the feeling that I’ll never hug you in person again.” “The tears won’t stop. My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, it hurts everywhere.”
Although he did not reveal the cause of his mother’s death, the rapper wrote that he knew his mother was no longer in pain.
“There is no safe place to hide and no way to lie down, sit or stand so as not to get hurt,” he wrote. “The pain is huge. But I know you’re outside of yourself and that gives me peace. I love you so much.”
In the Instagram carousel, G-Eazy shared black-and-white photos of Olmsted, as well as earlier pictures from his life of the rapper. In the last slide, G-Eazy included audio of an emotional voicemail left by her mother, in which she tells him how proud she is of him: “This is just the beginning, Gerald… and I’m just so proud… I’ll talk to you soon… OK sweetie, I love you.”
The rapper described Olmsted as “the definition of super-human” and someone who “will always be my biggest inspiration.” He also reflected on his mother’s role in helping him treat his alcohol and drug addictions.
“As deeply as I was concerned about you and your physical health, I didn’t realize how worried you were about me until you sent me the hardest letter ever,” he wrote. “It was my decision to go for alcohol and drug treatment but your letter finally convinced me.”
He continued: “They say addiction is the inverse relationship, and I’ve never felt more connected to you in the past months. Coming home on this wasn’t easy, and nothing will move forward … but like you Will always say, ‘One step at a time and don’t look to the top.’ ,
G-Eazy ends his post noting that his mother loves him and his brother James Guillaume “More than life” and that they loved him just as much.
“Our hearts are broken, but they are filled with love and gratitude for the life you have given us,” he wrote. “Always with us… We love you mom.”
G-Eazy has previously opened up about his close relationship with his mother, revealed in a 2015 interview inside the story that they bonded over smoking marijuana.
“I remember on my 18th birthday, she loved to smoke joints, I liked to smoke blunt, so I asked her to smoke with me,” he said. “We sat down, got up high together for the first time. It was a little counterproductive. It was a little weird, you know what I mean, getting up high with your mom. Now it’s all cold. Every time I go home am, then he’ll totally smoke me under the table. Then we’ll have our conversation and catch up.”
In 2017, Olmsted told the San Francisco Chronicle That she nurtured G-Eazy’s passion for music from a young age.
“I believe that all children should be exposed to music,” she said. “I found a really good piano teacher for him when he was in first grade. By fifth grade, he wanted to learn composition. I preferred these kinds of things on a limited budget. Hip-hop and rap took his toll with age. entered the world. At 11 or 12, I came up with a plan that I couldn’t limit what he could hear. I told him, ‘You can buy any CD you want, but at 9’ We shift to classical music. ,
He also talked about leaving G-Eazy’s father, Edward Gillum, when the rapper was “too young.”
“I don’t say that much in interviews, but their father’s relationship was very destructive,” she said. “Gerald is a depressive. His ability to name his depression has been astonishing. I hope this (‘The Beautiful and Damned’ album, 2017) is his deepest exploration into him. Someone like this to come out of it.” Need to do it. Being his mother, I can also hear where is the truth and where is the vanity. That’s why I go to the show. Hugging her and telling her everything will be fine.’