In the aftermath of Juice WRLD’s tragic passing, Trippie Redd has been inspired to give up drugs.
“We ain’t doing it no more, period,” he said in an Instagram Live video on Monday (Dec. 9).
Although Juice’s autopsy revealed inconclusive results, authorities believe the late rapper took several Percocet pills before his seizure and death. TMZ last reported that Juice suffered a Percocet addiction and that law enforcement had found 70 pounds of marijuana and bottles of codeine aboard his private plane.
“If it ain’t weed, we ain’t doing it no more,” Trippie continued. “When I say ‘we,’ I mean us, as a group. The whole emo music artists. No drugs.”
The rapper, who recently dropped his album, A Love Letter To You 4, went on to admit he doesn’t use the drugs he raps about.
“We look up to all these bigger artists, all these grown-ass men and all they do is talk about poppin’ pills and sippin’ codeine and all that sh*t... It’s music. Ni**as know what they get they self into but at the same time, it’s like, we gotta be the strongest people to be like, ‘Okay, ni**as is just using this for rhymes at this point,” he continued in the video, according to Hot New Hip Hop. “Let it just be that, you feel me? I’ll be the first to say, I ain’t sippin’ no lean, I ain’t poppin’ no pills. But Imma still talk about it in music, maybe.”
Trippie’s announcement falls somewhat in line with Joyner Lucas’ opinion, which he shared on Twitter yesterday (Dec. 9).
“Juice wrld was 21. He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool. Im blaming Yal ni**az for this sh*t,” Joyner wrote. “All that lean and pills ni**az glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now? Rip [Juice WRLD]. Gone too soon.”
Multiple opinions, varying from drug-glorification to mental health lapses, have surfaced as Juice’s friends and fans mourn the recent loss. The late rapper’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, as the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office claims that “additional studies,” including cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology, are still required.