11 December 2019 02:33
The ex-girlfriend of rapper Juice Wrld claims he would take up to three potent Percocet pills a day and mix the drugs with a cough syrup concoction called lean before their relationship fell apart when she tried to help him get clean, she reveals in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com. Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, had a fatal 'opioid overdose' after taking 'several Percocet pills' to hide them from cops, who searched luggage from his private jet, and found guns and 70lbs of marijuana at Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday. His ex-girlfriend Alexia Smith, 21, told DailyMail.com she knew what Higgins had died from before the reports came out, as she witnessed the rapper's heavy drug use daily while they dated in 2018. Alexia Smith, the ex-girlfriend of rapper Juice Wrld, has claimed he would take up to three potent Percocet pills a day, and would mix drugs with a cough syrup concoction called lean before their relationship fell apart when she tried to help him get clean, she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, had a fatal 'opioid overdose' after taking 'several Percocet pills' to hide them from cops, convulsing and going into cardiac arrest But the start of their relationship was a whirlwind romance with Smith flying out to Higgins in Los Angeles where he was taking meetings with various music labels that wanted to sign him. Within days of arriving in LA, Smith claims she saw the drug-heavy world Higgins was being brought into, saying 'someone from a label gave him morphine and cocaine' on the third day she was visiting.
Smith said: '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.' Eventually Higgins tried to hide his Percocet use from Smith, as she urged him to get clean, but said at most, she believed he took up to three of the painkillers at a dose of 30mg at a time. Rapper Future was a big influence in Higgins' lean consumption, even telling the superstar musician last year his music inspired him to try the addictive drink when he was still a teen. Smith said Higgins' depression stemmed from a variety of factors, including previous heartbreak, the feeling that no one understood him and not knowing who his real friends were. While she knew Higgins was consuming drugs, Smith said she wasn't aware of how much he was taking and mixing, admitting: 'I didn't tell him to stop right away because I didn't realize how bad it was and I was doing it with him.' Smith said Higgins struggled with his mental health and was depressed, explaining that's why he turned to drugs - mainly Percocet and lean, a mixture of codeine cough syrup and soda Smith said she eventually became addicted to lean too, but only realized when she tried to quit, suffering withdrawal symptoms. Smith said: 'Me and his mom were the only ones telling him to stop because everyone else was doing drugs too.' Smith admits that there were other problems in their relationship, saying Higgins was making her promises but would get so high that he wouldn't remember what he had said.
The late Chicago rapper, whose real name was Jarad Higgins, is believed to have suffered a seizure during the search which federal agents and city police conducted. Law enforcement sources are claiming that Juice WRLD swallowed a bunch of Percocet pills in an attempt to hide the drugs he had onboard the private jet from police, TMZ reports. Juice WRLD reportedly took a bunch of pills between the plane landing and it being searched by the police. An associate of now-deceased Chicago rapper Juice WRLD told Chicago police that the performer may have overdosed on a high-strength painkiller in an effort to hide the drug from law enforcement, according to a police source. The source told the Chicago Sun-Times that the rapper, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, took several Percocet pills, possibly to conceal them from local and federal police officers at Midway Airport early Sunday.
We previously reported, Juice Wrld died Sunday morning after suffering a seizure in Chicago's Midway airport.