Rapper Juice WRLD was warned about his propensity to use prescription drugs and it turns out friends and fans who were worried about the rapper may have had a point to be concerned.
According to multiple reports, Juice had been sent a message on social media warning the rapper to be careful while taking prescription pills.
“Juice WRLD. Bro, please stop taking Percocets. Something touched me spiritually right now and told me to comment on this. I don’t know you I just know your music, but trust me the pills aren’t the answer to things,” the message began.
The person continued, “I don’t want to replay a similar situation like other young artists who in their songs were always Blantantly talking about depression or addiction and no one cared to speak up until the end. B safe.”
It’s unclear if the rapper had seen the warnings but law enforcement officials have no said he may have been under the influence during his deadly seizure.
As we reported, first responders rushed to administer multiple doses of Narcan to Juice WRLD as he lay convulsing on the Chicago airport floor. The agents believed the rapper could have been suffering from an opioid overdose.
According to the Chicago Tribune, federal agents and Chicago police were waiting for the “Lucid Dreams” rapper and his members of his crew when they landed at Midway Airport.
Law enforcement officials say they were tipped off about the flight and the possibility it was flying with narcotics and weapons. While on the tarmac, it was reported, a drug-sniffing dog identified several bags of luggage cart containing narcotics.
More footage of Juice Wrld on his private jet which was headed to Chicago. Seems like everything was good and everyone including him was in high spirits until he landed. 😢 pic.twitter.com/ayDP0LXyeW
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) December 8, 2019
Police on the scene interviewed several members of Juice’s entourage and they were told the rapper took “several unknown pills” prior to him having the seizure.
After searching luggage belonging to the group, it was reported they found 41 bags of marijuana that had been vacuum-sealed (70 lbs) and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup.
Also, three handguns and a high-capacity ammunition magazine were recovered from two of Juice WRLD’s bodyguards, and they were both charged with illegal possession of weapons and ammunition.
Juice WRLD was open about his struggles with illegal drug use in the past, telling the New York Times, “I smoke weed, and every now and then I slip up and do something that’s poor judgment. I have a lot going for me, I recognize it’s a lot of big things, a lot of big looks. I want to be there, and you don’t have to overdose to not be there.”
The rapper also told Hot 97, “I’ve just kind of realized certain things about myself and my coming up, the way that substances played a part in my life, whether it was me doing them or other people. It’s something that I’m trying to separate myself from.”
Several hip-hop stars have weighed in on the death, and are squarely blaming the glorifying of these dangerous drugs for the recent string of young deaths.
“Juice wrld was 21. He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool. Im blaming Yal naz for this s*t. all that lean and pills n*az glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now? Rip @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon,” rapper Joyner Lucas posted.
The official cause of death has not yet been released.