Juice WRLD's mother breaks silence on rapper's death: "Addiction knows no boundaries"

13 December 2019, 12:19

Juice WRLD's mother has spoken out following her son's tragic death.
Juice WRLD's mother has spoken out following her son's tragic death. Picture: Getty

Carmella Wallace has shared her first statement since the rapper's death.

Juice WRLD's mother, Carmella Wallace, has spoken out publicly for the first time since the 'Lucid Dreams' rapper died after suffering a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport last week.

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"We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short," said Carmella to TMZ. "As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency."

"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."

Juice WRLD's mother, Carmella Wallace, addressed her son's battle with prescription drug dependency.
Juice WRLD's mother, Carmella Wallace, addressed her son's battle with prescription drug dependency. Picture: Getty

The rapper, who was just 21-years-old when he died, was open about his battles with drug addiction, particularly lean, in his music and in interviews.

Wallace added that she hopes her son's story can help others who mat be struggling. "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," she said.

"We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on."

According to a previous report from TMZ, Juice WRLD - real name Jarad Higgins - consumed several pills on his flight to Chicago to avoid getting in trouble with the federal authorities.

During the search, a sniffer dog reportedly found multiple bags of suspected marijuana, several bottles of prescription cough syrup, three guns, metal-piercing bullets and a high-capacity ammunition magazine.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office say the cause of death Higgins is still pending following an autopsy.

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