Always on her mind. Juice Wrld’s (real name: Jarad Anthony Higgins) girlfriend, Ally Lotti, spoke out for the first time on Sunday, December 15 — just one week after the late rapper’s untimely death. “I just wanted to come out here and let everyone know that Jarad loved every single person that he helped on this earth,” the model told the crowd at the Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles. “He literally loved every single one of you guys. There was not a time that he showed me any different love than he felt for you. He wants everyone to know that you need to take any negative thing in your life — he would tell you every time he saw you — and change that to a positive situation.” She added, “Change that to 999. You [have] to keep that in your heart,” referring to a number the rapper often repeated. The two had been dating since 2018.
This isn’t the first time one of Juice Wrld’s loved ones has broken their silence following the tragic incident. On December 12, the Chicago native’s mom, Carmella Wallace, released a statement regarding her son’s death. “We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” she told 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.”
Carmella continued to talk about how great her son was and how she hopes he will leave a lasting impression on the world. “Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see his defeat addiction,” she continued. “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.”
After the rapper had a seizure in Midway Airport in Chicago on December 8, the rapper died at just 21 years old, In Touch confirmed at the time. “[A] 21-year-old male suffered a medical emergency and was transported to Christ Hospital where he was pronounced [dead],” P.O. Matlock said in a statement. “Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation. No further information at this time.” It’s unclear what the cause of death is as the autopsy — which was performed on December 9 — was inconclusive and will need more testing. However, the songwriter was reportedly seen taking Percocet pills, which he was possibly hiding from the FBI and FAA.
We are thinking of Juice Wrld’s friends and family during this tough time.
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