The rapper died on Sunday after affected by convulsions & going into cardiac arrest at Chicago’s Halfway Airport.
Authorities are nonetheless trying to find clues concerning the sudden demise of 21-year-old rapper Juice WRLD, who died Sunday at Halfway Airport in his hometown of Chicago after reportedly affected by a seizure and going into cardiac arrest. The MC (born Jarad Higgins) — who spoke steadily of his drug use in interviews and his lyrics — “started colvulsing and going right into a seizure” as brokers on the airport had been going by a number of baggage carts in quest of weapons and medicines they suspected had been on the airplane, in keeping with the Chicago Tribune.
Two doses of Narcan had been administered on the scene and Higgins awoke however was reportedly incoherent earlier than being taken to Advocate Christ Medical Middle in Oak Garden, the place he was pronounced useless an hour after the flight from Los Angeles landed; the Tribune reported that an opioid ovedose is suspected, however no official reason behind demise had been introduced at press time. Spokespeople for Higgins had not returned requests for touch upon the reason for demise at press time. A search of the airplane reportedly turned up 31 vacuum-sealed baggage of pot, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, two 9mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition journal and metal-piercing bullets; two guards touring with Juice WRLD had been later arrested on gun prices.
The rapper’s demise comes after a meteoric rise throughout which he steadily referenced his illicit drug taking, together with a beforehand unpublished quote from a 2018 interview with Billboard during which he mentioned, “Yeah, for positive, that is like a horrible behavior, man,” of his self-described habit to “lean,” prescription promethazine cough syrup that may be lethal if abused. “I take a look at that stuff like cigarettes, bro. Folks might in all probability see it. You simply acquired to face it and eliminate it.” Since 2000, a number of rappers — together with DJ Screw, Large Moe Pimp C and Fredo Santana — have died of suspected lean-related causes.
Throughout Billboard‘s 2019 cowl story interview, Higgins described assembly his hero Future and telling him that his music had impressed the then-aspiring teen rapper to experiment with ingesting lean, a revelation that disturbed the older MC. “Oh yeah, I feel it broke his coronary heart slightly bit,” mentioned Juice, who had beforehand mentioned attempting to get sober after utilizing opiates since sixth grade.
His 2017 “Lean Wit Me” video opens with Juice in a restoration assembly and ends with the quantity for a substance abuse helpline, although the rapper defined that getting clear was extra sophisticated than he anticipated. “What do you anticipate if I’m a younger dude that basically loves music, actually appears to be like as much as these artists?” he mentioned. “I didn’t have a person giving me no kind of steerage. My father wasn’t in my life like that. So listening to this grown-ass man rap about lean, I’m like, ‘Effectively, that sounds actually interesting.’”
The rapper’s lyrics usually made references to medicine, together with on 2018’s “Harm Me,” which featured the lyrics “Turned a complete totally different particular person, drive my whip/ Crash my whip off the medicine I am swervin’/ Sticks and stones might break my bones/ However the medicine will not damage me, will not damage me.”
Listed below are different examples of Juice WRLD exploring his battle with habit in lyrics:
“Lean Wit Me” (2018 Goodbye & Good Riddance)
“F–k one dose, I want two drugs, two drugs/ I’m lookin’ for bother so I do know I’m gonna discover it/ Ring, ring, plug hit my telephone, excellent timin’/ I do know I’m not proper/ However I’m not fallacious, no, I’m not fallacious/ Woman, you hate it after I’m too excessive/ However that’s the place I belong, the place I belong”
“Legends” (tribute to deaths of Lil Peep and XXXTentacion)
“What is the 27 Membership?/ We ain’t making it previous 21/ I been going by paranoia/ So I all the time gotta maintain a gun/ Rattling, that is the world we stay in now/ Yeah, maintain on, simply hear me out/ They inform me I’ma be a legend/ I do not need that title now/ ‘Trigger all of the legends appear to die out/ What the fuck is that this ’bout?”
Future & Juice WRLD Current… WRLD on Medication (collaborative combine tape by the 2 launched in Oct. 2018, that includes a canopy picture of purple lean being dripped on a planet bursting with drugs — all quoted lyrics rapped by Juice WRLD)
“Two Percs to the face, I am booted”
“Picked up the medicine so I let my mind go/ Woulda fried yours too, however I am egocentric about my Percs, oh”
“Make It Again”
I bear in mind math class, I ain’t do shit, I used to be simply Xanned out”
“7 AM Freestyle”
I am on a complete ‘nother degree/ I take Perkys to battle all my demons… Sipping on pink lean… Pour me a 4 and one other, I like it/ Sip, sip, sip, uh/ It is me and Hendrix within the membership/ Questioning if we gon’ take your bitch/ We already acquired 5, we was gon’ make her six/ I didn’t eat right now, however I took the Perc/ And I prayed to God, it gained’t make me sick”
“Once I pop that Perc, I can fuck that bitch, make her go (Ahh)… I nonetheless acquired Molly in my system/ I nonetheless acquired Xannys on my psychological/ It has been a pair years since I give up ’em/ I do not wanna relapse however I could relapse, that feelin’ I miss it/ I imply, Percs are cool, however I feel I am gettin’ sick of em”
“Molly, I am geeked, shorty/ Cannot really feel my enamel, shorty”
“Realer n Realer”
Balenciaga jacket, Dior shades/ I acquired a lean stean on it/ I’ma give it to my maid”
“I get excessive, excessive, excessive, and haven’t any situation… Perky pop, love the drugs, combine it with Klonopins”
“Ain’t Livin Proper”
“I do not promote medicine, I cop ’em (I acquired medicine, gotta cop ’em)… I am on two perks once more/ One thing do not feel proper/ However this shit actual proper, slatt/ This shit actual proper? Uh/ This that pure white crack… Codeine in my sippy cup/ I chug it, do not sip rather a lot/ Your bitch on my dick rather a lot/ I suppose that is not your bitch, uh/ Humorous, laughing to the financial institution, and it is, humorous/ Perky in my mind I am a junkie”
“Onerous Work Pays Off”
“Name my physician to deal with my ache/ Perky’s taking my life away”
In an interview at a cemetery with The New York Occasions in April of this 12 months, the rapper stumbled on the grave of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti-artist-turned-painter who he mentioned he wasn’t conscious died of a heroin overdose at age 27 in 1988. “Once I was getting excessive at a younger age, I’d be scared to inform individuals,” he mentioned. “That wasn’t regular.” Requested if studying about Basquiat’s demise triggered a worry of his personal mortality, he mentioned, “Now and again I’ve considerations,” reportedly revealing that he deliberate on present process a detox in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. “However on the finish of the day, I’ll be nice. I used to be placed on this earth for a motive.”
And on social media:
The rapper steadily famous that his girlfriend had requested him to surrender his drug use, and in a July 8 tweet he broached that topic. “Bae I’m sorry I be tweaking, you’ve put up with greater than ppl know I do know I be scaring you, fuck Codeine I’m completed,” he wrote. “I like you and im letting or not it’s identified publicly that ain’t shit fucking up the true love I discovered. Be taught from this everybody. Habit kills all however you possibly can overcome.”
Bae I’m sorry I be tweaking, you’ve put up with greater than ppl know I do know I be scaring you, fuck Codeine I’m completed. I like you and im letting or not it’s identified publicly that ain’t shit fucking up the true love I discovered. Be taught from this everybody. Habit kills all however you possibly can overcome https://t.co/VB3qxHXodL
— . (@JuiceWorlddd) July 9, 2019