Now, Juice WRLD’s label head Lil Bibby has revealed that the late rapper actually agreed to go to rehab just days before his sudden death.
On Dec. 8, 2019, Juice WRLD suffered a seizure in a Chicago airport. Although autopsy reports initially came back inconclusive, we soon learned that the seizure was brought on due to an accidental overdose. At the time of his death, both oxycodone and codeine were found in Juice WRLD’s system.
As it turns out, Lil Bibby, the label head of Grade A Productions, was trying to get the late rapper into rehab. During a recent interview with VladTV, Lil Bibby reveals that Juice WRLD’s team found out he was doing multiple doses of Percocets about a week before his death. As a result, his team staged an intervention where Juice WRLD eventually agreed to go to rehab.
“We already had him signed up for rehab,” Lil Bibby said. “He agreed to do — because that was like pulling teeth with him. I found out that he was doing four [Percocets at a time]. So I get to freaking out. Like, ‘What the fuck.’ I get to telling people like, ‘Look we got to send this kid to rehab.’ I’m telling everyone because I’m thinking ‘That’s a lot.’ Because all people I know only do at the max one … and these is the 30s.”
However, when Juice WRLD did agree to rehab, he told his team he wouldn’t stop his drug use completely.
“He said, ‘Alright, I’ll go. I’ll go,’” Lil Bibby said. “‘But I’m not stopping.’ Like, ‘I’ll lower my dosage … but I like doing it too much.’”
Even though it’s been just over a year since Juice WRLD’s death, fans are continuing to get new music from the rapper. Back in July, his posthumous album Legends Never Die made its debut. The LP features collabs with Halsey, the Weeknd, Trippie Redd and Marshmello among others. Then, in January, the last music video Juice WRLD filmed before his death was finally released. The late rapper had teamed up with Young Thug for the collab “Bad Boy.”
Since his passing, various musicians have paid tribute to Juice WRLD in a number of ways. In March of last year, Machine Gun Kelly performed a riff of Juice WRLD’s hit “Lucid Dreams.” As well, Stand Atlantic recently performed a cover of “Righteous” while Travis Barker honored Juice WRLD at the 2020 MTV VMAs. blink-182 even have a collab with Juice WRLD that has yet to be released.
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