Alexia Smith, the ex-girlfriend of late rapper Juice Wrld, has revealed the rapper’s struggle with drugs.
The 21-year-old from Livonia, Michigan met Juice Wrld at the start of his career in Chicago in early 2018. She claimed they began dating before breaking up around October 2018 due to arguments and fights that turned physical.
In the exclusive interview with Mail Online, she said Wrld would take up to three potent Percocet pills a day and mix the drugs with a cough syrup concoction called Lean.
“Seven days away from me, he ended up in the hospital. When he was away from me for seven days, he ended up hospitalized from collapsing on stage. One year away from me, and he’s dead.”
Alexia claims that Juice Wrld once told her that ‘someone from a label gave him morphine and cocaine’ while she visited him.
“He didn’t do the coke but the point was, in the beginning, labels were fighting over him so bad they would have given him anything.”
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Juice Wrld once told Alexia that rapper Future was a big influence in his consumption of Lean. Wrld later told Future that his music inspired him to try the addictive drink when he was still a teen.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Future said he was shocked and was ‘really bothered’ by the confession.
“I was like ‘Oh s**t. What the f**k have I done?’ How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?”
Smith alleged that Higgins struggled with his mental health and was depressed. He then explained that it’s why he turned to drugs – mainly Percocet and lean – which were a mixture of codeine cough syrup and soda.
Juice Wrld suffered a seizure after arriving at Chicago’s Midway airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics got to the scene on Sunday, 8th December 2019.
He was conscious while being rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at the medical facility.