Juice WRLD performing
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Juice WRLD‘s girlfriend, Ally Lotti, shared a touching message with fans at LA’s Rolling Loud Festival this past weekend.

“I just wanted to let everyone know that Jarad (Anthony Higgins, Juice WRLD’s real name) loved every single person that he helped on this Earth,” Lotti said. “He literally loved every single one of you.” She then shared a positive message with the crowd, “He wants everyone to know that you need to take any negative thing in your life and change that to a positive situation. Change that to 999. You gotta keep that in your heart.”

Listen to her emotional speech below, starting around the 14:25 mark.

Juice WRLD was laid to rest this past Friday. In a private ceremony, the late rapper’s family and close friends paid their final respects. According to TMZ, an open-casket funeral was held for Juice WRLD at the Holy Temple Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Harvey, Illinois, a south suburb of his native Chicago. Attendees included immediate family, several staffers and execs from Juice’s label Interscope, as well as fellow rappers, Ski Mask the Slump God.

Juice WRLD’s mother, Carmella Wallace, was among those who delivered a eulogy. She also spoke to the outlet, thanking fans for their outpouring love, and said she hopes her son’s tragic death will help others who “struggle with addiction.”

Wallace shared an intimate photo collage of her son with attendees and dedicated a eulogy to his passing.

“My dear son Jarad, God trusted me to raise you and I poured all I had into you as the Lord guided me. We were inseparable and even though you left home early, we were always in each other’s hearts and always had a special bond … Your love was pure and innocent, and your heart was genuine. You truly cared about people and wanted to make the world a better place. I am going to miss you dearly. Rest in peace my dear one; mommy loves you.”

The “Lucid Dreams” rapper passed away on Sunday, December 8, after he reportedly swallowed multiple pills during a federal raid of his jet. He was only 21 years old.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer