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In the midst of the Chicago rapper’s death, Juice WRLD’s mother opens up about how she feels.
A statement published Thursday morning (Dec. 12), featured Jarad Higgins’ mother, Carmella Wallace, portraying grief and sadness while reflecting on her son’s musical history. Wallace also illustrated a vivid image of the rappers battle with prescription drugs.
Juice WRLD’s mother expressed, “We loved Jarad (Juice) with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short. As he often addressed in his music and his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”
Juice WRLD had never been the one to hide his drug issues with his fans as he sang and rapped about prescription drugs in his songs. In fact, his mother insists that the “Lucid Dreams” rapper intended to incorporate drugs in order to relate and assist others who are struggling with the same problem.
Wallace concludes the interview with a heartfelt statement: “Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it. Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction. We hope the conversations he started in his music and his legacy will help others win their battles as that is what he wanted more than anything. We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”
Higgins passed away after enduring a fatal seizure at the Chicago Midway International Airport on Sunday (Dec. 8). Sources suggest that the Chicago rapper consumed pills in an attempt to hide them from feds.