New details are emerging about the circumstances of Juice WRLD’s death.
The hip hop community was in shock yesterday after news broke that the culture lost another young talented artist, Juice WRLD, at the age of 21. On Sunday (December 8, 2019), Juice WRLD, born Jarad Higgins, suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport shortly after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles on Sunday. The “Lucid Dreams” rapper was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Now TMZ is reporting new details of what may have possibly caused Juice WRLD’s early demise.
The outlet said Monday that according to police, witnesses revealed Juice WRLD popped “several unknown pills” on the plane ride prior to suffering seizures. TMZ also said that the FBI confiscated nearly 70 pounds of marijuana from the rapper’s private jet. The weed was stashed in several suitcases. Juice WRLD’s associates told law enforcement that the MC had a Percocet problem.
His cause of death has yet to be determined. The Cook County Medical Examiner is reportedly conducting an autopsy on the Chicago native Monday. Two men in Juice WRLD’s camp — Chris Long and Henry Dean — were arrested for possession of handguns while law enforcement was investigating the rapper’s death. TMZ said 3 guns in total were recovered from the scene, and both men have since been released from police custody.
Juice WRLD was signed to Interscope Records where he dropped a number one album, Death Race for Love, back in March. Dozens of fellow rappers, celebrities and fans have been publicly mourning his death. After details emerged of his pill usage, several fans on social media called on the hip hop community to take a serious look at drug use among rappers. In 2017, rapper Lil Peep died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 21. A year later, Mac Miller died of an overdose at the age of 26 in Los Angeles.
The private jet #JuiceWrld flew to Chicago on had 70 pounds of marijuana on it. Sources say the artist popped several pills prior to having seizures in the airport.
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) December 9, 2019