Jarad “Juice Wrld” Higgins reportedly died of oxycodone and codeine poisoning in December 2019. The late Hip Hop artist routinely wrote lyrics about drug use, the dangers that come with addiction, and mental health struggles.
Juice Wrld‘s mother, Carmela Wallace, appeared on The Tamron Hall Show this week to talk about her son. Wallace, in particular, spoke of the people surrounding the “Lucid Dreams” artist before his death.
“I just felt like his best interest wasn’t being looked out for. I think people had their own agendas,” said Carmela Wallace. “I think they liked the lifestyle. And they were young too, so I have to give them that.” Wallace continued,
“They’re young so they don’t see things the way we would see it, but I just think that he just didn’t have the people in place to just tell him to stop or to know [what was really wrong]. He just didn’t have that support system in place.”
Recently, rapper Nicholas “Lil Xan” Leanos has also started a conversation about celebrities‘ handlers being partly responsible for the stars‘ drug addiction. Lil Xan claimed he was preparing to sue his former manager Stat Quo for providing him with illicit drugs.
Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss Hit HBO In December 2021
Director Tommy Oliver explored Jarad higgins‘ life story in HBO‘s Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss, and the documentary featured close associates of Juice WRLD, including Lil Bibby, Polo G, G Herbo and The Kid Laroi. Carmela Wallace was the producer of the film.
Into the Abyss came at the same time as Juice WRLD album Fighting Demons, released after his death. The project debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200. 11 songs by the Fighting Demons made The Hot 100 in the first week of the LP.
“I was very honest with him about my fear. I remember there was an incident when I was done working and I was doing errands and I said, ‘I want to put on one of his songs.’ This one particular day, I was listening to a song [‘Maze’] and I just began to weep,” Carmela Wallace told Tamron Hall.
Wallace added, “I just wept and this was months before his death. I was so scared and I told him that. I shared my experience with him. I told him, ‘If you ever die like that, it would change my life forever. I just wouldn’t be the same.’ I just could not stop the tears [when listening to the song] because I knew ultimately the end of that is either you get help or you’re not gonna make it.”
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