Juice Wrld Reportedly Swallowed a Bunch of Percocets to Hide From the Feds Before He Died of a Seizure

Juice Wrld may have caused his own death by swallowing a bunch of Percocet pills in a desperate attempt to hide them from federal agents as they searched his luggage for drugs and guns at Chicago’s Midway Airport Sunday (Dec. 8).

According to TMZ, the pilot flying the rapper’s private jet tipped off authorities that members of Juice’s entourage was in possession of contraband (i.e. drugs and weapons), and when Juice and co. landed in Chicago around 1:30 a.m. early Sunday morning, the feds were on the tarmac waiting for them.

While in the air, Juice—who was flying from California—reportedly found out about the tip, and he swallowed several Percocet pills so that police wouldn’t be able to find them once they conducted a search after landing, which likely contributed to his death.

Fox 32 reported that the rapper had flown from Florida to California on Saturday before departing for Chicago for a belated birthday party that was scheduled to take place Sunday night.

Juice had just turned 21 six days earlier on December 2nd, and he was due to be back in California this weekend to headline Rolling Loud in Los Angeles.

Once Juice and his people landed in the Chi, a drug-sniffing dog made a “positive alert” for bags on two luggage carts, the Chicago Tribune reported.

While the feds searched Juice and his entourage’s luggage, the rising rap star (real name: Jarad Anthony Higgins) started convulsing and ended up having a seizure.

An FBI official is said to have given Juice Wrld two doses of Narcan—an emergency drug used to treat victims of a suspected opioid overdose—which woke the rapper up, however, he was incoherent and bleeding from the mouth, even after 40 minutes of treatment.

He was reportedly conscious and alert as he was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, however, he was pronounced dead less than 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital.

After their search, the feds seized 41 “vacuum-sealed” bags containing 70 pounds of marijuana, as well as six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, which is used by people, mostly rappers, to make what is called “Lean” or “Purple Drank” or “Sizzurp.”

Friends of Juice Wrld told TMZ that the rapper suffered from a Percocet addiction, and would regularly consume the opioid, which is known to have fatal side-effects when mixed with alcohol and other substances.

The Cook County Medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday (Dec. 9), however, his cause of death is still unknown, pending toxicology reports.

“The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that studies are required to establish the cause and manner of death for 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins. Additional studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

“The cause and manner of death are pending at this time. The Office will release a statement when cause and manner of death are determined.”

Investigators also confirmed that three handguns, including a .40-caliber pistol and two 9mm pistols, as well as high-capacity ammunition, were found on the jet.

Reports suggest the rapper was traveling with around a dozen or so people, including his girlfriend Aly Lotti and his two security guards, 27-year-old Henry Dean, of Chicago, and 36-year-old Christopher Long, of California.

Long and Dean were both arrested, police said. Dean was charged with carrying a concealed firearm at an airport and possessing a high-capacity magazine and metal-piercing bullets, and Long was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

They have both since been released and are due in court later this month. Sources said Dean had a permit to carry a gun in the state of Illinois, however, it’s illegal to carry weapons in airports.

Police have yet to file any drug charges against anyone who was on the flight.

The marijuana and codeine found in suitcases didn’t have name tags or any other personally identifiable information near them, and an investigation remains ongoing, authorities said.

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Rapper Rod Wave Deletes His Twitter, Says He’s Quitting Music to Go “Back to Da Block”

Rod Wave says he’s done with making music and is ready to go back to the streets because (some of) y’all don’t appreciate him enough.

The 20-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida native has been making waves in hip-hop over the past year.

More recently, his “Heart On Ice” single from his PTSD mixtape has taken his career to even greater heights, and even landed him a feature from Chicago rapper Lil Durk on the song’s remix.

However, it seems as though the pressures of fame are getting to Rod Wave, and he’s ready to give it all up to go back to what he’s used to … the streets.

Before deleting his Twitter Sunday (Dec. 8), the rapper/singer tweeted: “Ain’t feeling this rap sh*t I gotta get back to da block [peace sign emoji]”

He also said in a previous tweet: “Opened up to the world gave em my pain they took it and made fun,” possibly alluding to jokes people have made on social media regarding his weight and the sad stuff he talks about in his music.

Around Thanksgiving, a meme went viral after someone posted on Facebook: “Rod Wave gone drop his plate and go make a pain song about it.”

Using the melody from “Heart on Ice,” the jokes from other Facebook users started flying.

“Plate done broke so many times iiiiiii, done spilled the yams and greeeens,” one user wrote.

Added another: “Momma say it’s my fault it’s my fault I dropped the pan of Mac & Chhheeeeesseeeeee.”

Some fans on Twitter pointed out that “bullying” drove Rod away from music.

According to a profile from XXL magazine, it was just two years ago that Rod Wave’s father was released from jail and purchased him a microphone.

With that, along with a computer his brother found and gave to him, he started making music for fun, not thinking it would ever go anywhere.

However, his producer at the time, with Rod’s blessing, released the highly personal tracks he recorded about pain and struggle, which was met with positive reviews from his local audience.

After building a buzz in Florida via word of mouth and performing shows, Rod landed on the radar of Alamo Records, who signed him in 2018. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Just last month, Rod released his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which was executive produced by Kevin Gates. His first single from the project is a song called “Dark Clouds.”

It’s unclear whether Rod was just venting on Twitter or if he’s really serious about retiring from music so early in his career, however, time will tell.

It would definitely be sad to see someone with so much promise quitting something they love over a few negative comments on social media, however, as we’ve seen with Summer Walker, everybody ain’t built for fame.

For what it’s worth, Rod is still active on Instagram, where he has 1M followers, who are commenting under his latest picture asking if he’s really quitting rap and offering support.

“Yo u quit rap ??” asked one fan. “Keep ya head up brudda,” another fan said.

“Don’t quit music,” added another.

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Walmart Apologizes for Selling Christmas Sweaters Showing Santa Snorting Cocaine & Doing Other Inappropriate Things

Walmart is apologizing after several inappropriate Christmas-themed “ugly” sweaters were sold on its Canadian website by a third-party seller.

One of the sweaters showed a wide-eyed Santa Claus sitting in front of a table with three lines of cocaine and the words “let it snow.”

The very detailed (and hilarious) product description on Walmart.ca read:

“We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St. Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole.

“That’s why Santa really likes to savour the moment when he gets his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow. He packs it in perfect lines on his coffee table and then takes a big whiff to smell the high quality aroma of the snow.

“It’s exactly what he needs to get inspired for Christmas Eve. This Men’s Let It Snow Ugly Christmas Sweater captures that moment when Santa is finally ready to enjoy that sweet, imported snow.”

Another inappropriate sweater design featured an upside-down snowman with its carrot nose and jingle bells suggestive of genitals, while another showed a pantsless Santa roasting his “chestnuts” in front of a fireplace.

A third sweater, called the “Santa Probe Ugly Christmas Sweater,” showed Mr. Claus lying prone with his pants halfway down and an alien preparing to place a probe in his rectum.

“Well, let’s just say if you’re going to zip around the world using flying reindeer to deliver gifts to millions of homes in a single night, you probably should expect some inquisitive aliens to eventually wonder how you can do it,” its product description read.

A fourth sweater showed a “naughty” Santa with his pants down once again, this time, with Mrs. Claus behind him cracking a whip.

The sweaters, made by clothing company FUN Wear, were being sold on Walmart Marketplace, a service similar to Amazon that allows approved third-parties to sell products on Walmart’s websites.

After the sweaters went viral when customers posted screenshots on social media, Walmart removed them from their website and issued an apology.

“These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website,” a spokesperson said in a statement, per Global News.

“We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologize for any unintended offense this may have caused.”

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Jordyn Woods Took a Lie Detector Test Regarding Tristan Thompson Scandal on “Red Table Talk”

Jordyn Woods and most of us have moved past the Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian drama from earlier this year. However, a select few still have a few burning questions, that can only be answered by a lie detector test.

In an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett-Smith her family co-hosts will answerer “burning questions” that fans have submitted, such as about family rumors and Pinkett’s relationship with Will Smith’s ex-wife.

Towards the end of one version of the teaser, a fan asks if Wood actually had taken a lie detector test and if the results would ever be revealed.

“Jordyn said she would take a lie detector test. My friends and I really want to know if she really did?” the fan asked.

The teaser then shows previously unseen footage from Woods’ Red Table Talk appearance being hooked up to a polygraph machine.

“So, are you ready to do your polygraph?” the technician asks.

“Oop, so there it is!” Pinkett-Smith adds in the teaser. Though it’s unclear if Woods’ results will actually be revealed in the upcoming episode.

Red Table Talk was the only official stop Woods made to discuss the scandal. While she admitted to kissing Thompson at a party, she has consistently denied anything more than that happened between the two.

The “burning questions” episode of Red Table Talk will be released sometime today (Dec. 9) on Facebook Watch.

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Juice Wrld Popped “Several Unknown Pills” Before He Died, 70 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Private Jet

Chicago police say Juice Wrld’s associates told them the rapper was popping “several unknown pills” before he suffered seizures and died, and on top of that, the FBI seized a huge stash of weed from their private jet, among other illegal things.

TMZ reports that the FBI confiscated 70 pounds of weed from several suitcases on board the flight.

The entertainment site obtained a photo of a bunch of open suitcases filled with huge bags of marijuana sitting in the private jet terminal at Chicago’s Midway Airport.

Police said a member of Juice’s crew told them the 21-year-old rapper is addicted to Percocets. And in addition to the marijuana, police also found a bottle of codeine on the plane and three firearms.

Two men who were on the plane—Chris Long and Henry Dean—were arrested for possession of the handguns. Dean was released without bail, and Long was released after posting a $1,500 bond.

Juice Wrld’s cause of death has yet to be determined, pending an autopsy from the Cook County Medical Examiner that will be performed today.

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Miss South Africa Wins Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned the winner of the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.

Tunzi was born in Tsolo, South Africa and was raised in the nearby village of Sidwadweni.

Prior to winning Miss South Africa, she completed her Bachelor of Technology grad degree in public relations management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

More to come…

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Videos Show Juice Wrld Joking Around With Friends on Private Jet Hours Before He Died

Video footage has emerged showing Juice Wrld’s final moments, and the rapper seemed to be in good spirits with his friends before he died.

The 21-year-old rapper (real name: Jarad A. Higgins) was seen playing and clowning around with pals aboard a private plane headed to Chicago’s Midway Airport early Sunday morning (Dec. 8).

“This was Juice Wrld as he got on the plane that took him to Chicago last night. He was in high spirits and looked happy,” YouTuber DJ Akademiks posted on Twitter, along with the footage showing the rapper’s last moments alive.

Akademiks added alongside another video showing the moments after the plane landed: “More footage of Juice Wrld on his private jet which was headed to Chicago. Seems like everything was good and everyone including him was in high spirits until he landed.”

Shortly after landing, Juice Wrld died. He was 21 years old and had just celebrated his birthday last Monday (Dec. 2).

Juice Wrld’s official cause of death won’t be known until an autopsy is performed Monday, but there are conflicting reports about whether the rising rap star passed away from a seizure, cardiac arrest, or both.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Juice Wrld went into cardiac arrest shortly after 2 a.m. at the airport’s private hanger and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

However, TMZ, which broke the news of Juice Wrld’s death, reported that the Chicago-born entertainer suffered a seizure at the airport and was bleeding from the mouth.

The Chicago Sun-Times remained neutral in their reporting, stating that Juice Wrld’s death was the result of a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway Airport.

Juice Wrld rose to fame in 2018 after he released what would end up being his first hit single (and his most popular song) “Lucid Dreams,” which made it all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He also had a hit single in “All Girls Are the Same” after featuring Lil Yachty on the remix, and the success of that song landed him a multi-million dollar contract with Interscope Records.

Juice’s sophomore album, Death Race for Love, debuted in March at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

He also collaborated with well-known artists like Lil Uzi Vert, Ellie Goulding and K-Pop group BTS.

His latest single, “Bandit,” featuring NBA YoungBoy, was on the top 10 charts at the time of his death.

“Juice made a profound impact on the world in such a short period of time,” Interscope said in a statement. “He was a gentle soul, whose creativity knew no bounds, an exceptional human being and artist who loved and cared for his fans above everything else.”

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New Videos Show Brother Nature Confronting Attackers & Instigating Fight Before Beatdown at Miami Restaurant

Welp. It looks like Brother Nature started the altercation that resulted in him being on the receiving end of a brutal beatdown.

Video footage surfaced online Saturday showing the internet star getting beat up and not fighting back as bystanders watch.

Brother Nature (whose real name is Kelvin Peña) took to Twitter after the videos went viral, complaining about how no one helped him and just pulled out their phones to record as he was pummeled.

Now the owner of La Sandwicherie in Miami, where the whole thing went down, has addressed the situation, saying that Brother Nature was actually the aggressor in the incident and is far from the victim he portrayed himself to be.

“The story has gone too far,” the sandwich shop owner told The Shade Room. “He posted that as if he was the victim. He tried to crush my restaurant … I’m giving all the footage over to the police and I’ve called my lawyer.”

La Sandwicherie’s owner said Brother Nature walked into the restaurant with two women as they were closing.

The owner said the chairs had already put up on the tables (as restaurants tend to do when they close so they can easily mop the floors) but Brother Nature took a few down for his party and demanded to be served where he was seated.

After employees explained that they were about to close, but he would still be allowed to order food at the counter, Brother Nature allegedly cursed them out and is said to have pulled the “don’t you know who I am card?” expecting instant celebrity treatment.

“I don’t know who he is,” the shop’s owner said. “He’s a customer, so we’re going to treat him like any other customer. That’s what we do. We make good food and treat our customers well and we’ve done that for 30 years.”

When Brother Nature noticed that he was being recorded by other customers in the restaurant, he confronted the guy would later be seen on video kicking and stomping him as he cowers on the ground.

After the guy refused to delete the footage from his phone as requested, Brother Nature asked him to step outside to fight, and everything went downhill from there.

Following the parking lot beatdown, Brother Nature apparently wasn’t done and went back inside and allegedly hit one of the attacker’s acquaintances, which sparked the beatdown that was filmed inside the restaurant.

“Our employees asked them to not fight here,” the owner said. “We had to separate them. I have all the footage. He pushed the wrong guy.”

The restaurant’s owner said police were called, however, everyone involved in the altercation had already split before cops arrived.

The owner added that he plans on taking legal action in regards to the damage caused to his restaurant.

The guy seen in the footage beating the sh*t out of Brother Nature explained his version of events as well in an interview with Drama Alert, offering a more first-person account of what really happened.

Via BuzzFeed:

“First of all, nobody jumped Brother Nature. The only person hitting him was me,” the man said.

He said that when they got to the sandwich place the employees were calling last call, and that’s when Brother Nature showed up.

The man — “D” — said Brother Nature was still allowed to order and that Brother Nature “pulled the chairs down that [employees] cleaned” and insisted that he sit at a table, NOT the bar.

Brother Nature kept arguing with the manager, who eventually told him to leave because he was causing a disruption, D said.

“I pull out my phone and record because he was sounding like an arrogant dickhead. At this point, you could tell he’s drunk, belligerent.”

D said one of the girls Brother Nature was with told D to stop recording BN and told him hand over his phone.

“I told her to take two steps back before I spit her. She don’t have to get up in my face for nothing.”

The girl told Brother Nature, who starts yelling, “Who’s recording?” D said, “He comes right up to me, he gets right in my face, and goes ‘Yo, give me your phone right now.’ I laughed at him, put my phone on the table, and ask if he knows who’s he’s speaking to.”

D said, “[Brother Nature] goes, ‘I don’t give a f**k who you are. Give me your phone right now.’” D then told him to back up or he’d “smack the nature” out of him.

BN looked D and his cousin up and down, took their picture, and then said, “You two are dead men.”

BN went to the car and told D to come outside because he wanted to fight. “We fight…He ripped off my shirt. He grabbed me. He can’t fight, I guess.”

“We go our separate ways. I go inside to continue eating my sandwich…[Brother Nature] comes inside and hits my cousin. He just kept on looking for problems. He sucker punches my cousin.”

“When he does that, I grab him. He tries to hit me. He goes to the floor, and I kick him two times. He still wouldn’t stop. He tried to fight me again.”

Surveillance footage posted on the restaurant’s official Instagram page seems to corroborate both stories.

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Juice Wrld Fans Faked Seizures to “Lucid Dreams” on TikTok Before Rapper Died of a Seizure

In an extremely eerie twist of fate, fans of Juice Wrld faked seizures to his popular song “Lucid Dreams” as a part of a TikTok challenge in the weeks leading up to the rapper’s death caused by a seizure.

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TikTok is an immensely popular social media platform that allows users to create short lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.

In the #LucidDreamsChallenge, participants were supposed to fake a seizure and spit out liquid (usually water) while listening to Juice Wrld’s 2018 hit single “Lucid Dreams,” the song that basically put him on the map.

Fans dance to the song for a brief moment, and when Juice Wrld sings “I have these lucid dreams where I can’t move a thing…” they stop dancing and act like they’re having a seizure, spitting water out of their mouths to really sell the whole seizure act.

As of the publishing of this article, there were more than 2.7 million views on TikTok using the hashtag #LucidDreamsChallenge, however, not all of the videos attached to that hashtag are participating in the “seizure” aspect of the challenge, though many are.

One TikTok user captioned his video: “Thinking about how juice wrld just died of a seizure and ya’ll used lucid dreams on tiktok as a trend and danced like you were having a seizure. Maybe this should tell you something.”

Another person wrote on Twitter: “Juice Wrld died from a seizure this morning. First of all, that’s sad as f**k. But secondly, just a month ago, kids were doing this challenge on TikTok. Fame ain’t what it seems. There’s some creepy sh*t going on. RIP bro.”

The reason why this is particularly disturbing is because Juice Wrld died at the young age of 21 after suffering a seizure shortly after landing at the Midway Airport in Chicago.

TMZ reported that the rapper was walking through the terminal when he all of a sudden suffered a seizure.

When paramedics arrived, the rapper was still conscious, but was bleeding from the mouth. He was still conscious as he was rushed to the hospital too, however, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Juice Wrld’s exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

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Juice Wrld Dead at 21 After Suffering Seizure at Chicago Airport

Platinum rapper Juice Wrld has died at the young age of 21.

According to TMZ, the rapper—whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins—suffered a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport.

Juice Wrld had just landed at the airport in Chicago from California early Sunday morning (Dec. 8), and was reportedly walking through the terminal when he all of a sudden suffered a seizure.

When paramedics arrived, the rapper was still conscious, but was bleeding from the mouth. Sources say Juice was still conscious as he was rushed to the hospital, however, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

His cause of death is unknown at this time.

2019 was a breakout year for Juice Wrld, who was recently revealed to have generated more than a billion streams on Spotify this year alone.

His breakout single, “Lucid Dreams,” which was released in summer 2018, made it all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He also had a hit single in “All Girls Are the Same” after featuring Lil Yachty on the remix.

The success of that song landed him a multi-million recording contract with Interscope Records.

Juice also was featured on Travis Scott’s critically acclaimed AstroWorld album, singing the hook on “No Bystanders.”

Juice’s sophomore album, Death Race for Love, debuted in March at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. He also collaborated with well-known artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Ellie Goulding and K-Pop sensation BTS.

His latest single, “Bandit,” featuring NBA YoungBoy, is currently on the top 10 charts.

“I want to be that person that leads people out of the place they’re at,” Juice Wrld told Billboard earlier this year.

“And in the process, maybe I’ll find the key to get out of the place that I’m at. The low places I may wander into or get trapped in.”

Juice Wrld, who had just celebrated his 21st birthday last Monday (Nov. 25), said his stage name was inspired by Tupac Shakur’s performance in the 1992 movie Juice.

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