As new details surrounding the death of Juice WRLD surface each day, his fans are now noticing that he had multiple run ins with law enforcements prior to the day of his untimely death.
Sources who were close to the “Lucid Dreams” rapper tell TMZ that they think the cops were racially profiling him. “The fact feds just happened to show up at multiple airports where he and/or his private jet were searched is enough for Juice’s inner circle to believe this might well have something to do with race and rappers,” TMZ reports.
Juice was arrested in 2018 at NYC’s La Guardia Airport after law enforcement responded to a call for banned items found inside of his checked luggage. Cops found marijuana and bottles of codeine syrup. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance but TMZ reports that he pled guilty to a much lesser, non-criminal offense.
His friends believe that Juice was racially profiled by officers. Around the time of his two drug busts, he had just signed a $3 million contract with Interscope Records.
Sadly, the 21-year-old rapper passed away Sunday (Dec. 8) after suffering a seizure in Chicago Midway Airport. Authorities believe Juice swallowed a bunch of unknown pills to hide them away from authorities while they searched his luggage for drugs and guns. Police found 41 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and bullets. Two of Juice WRLD’s bodyguards were arrested with illegally possessing the guns and ammunition. They have since been released, as they had valid permits to conceal and carry. So far, no drug charges have been filed.
Do you think Juice WRLD was targeted by police because he was young, black and rich?