Juice Wrld death hoax conspiracy that fans predicted rapper’s death by faking seizures in sick #LucidDreamsChallenge
Written by wolverat on July 19, 2020
JUICE Wrld fans eerily predicted his death from a drug-induced seizure – by pretending to have convulsions in a sick viral challenge, it is claimed.
A craze spread on TikTok in recent weeks that saw people dancing to the rapper’s hit Lucid Dreams before suddenly jerking and spitting out liquid.
The chilling similarity to Juice’s suspected overdose in Chicago added fuel to conspiracy theories online – including that he faked his death.
One social media user said of the videos: “This did NOT age well. It’s actually scary how he died from a seizure after all this.”
Hundreds of short clips shot by fans for the #LucidDreamsChallenge were shared on the TikTok lip-syncing app, and compilations have racked up millions of views on YouTube.
The fake seizures come during the verse in which Juice sings: “I have these lucid dreams where I can’t move a thing.”
It is not clear exactly how the challenge started but it is thought to be a bad taste joke about the troubled rapper’s opioid painkiller abuse.
The track also includes the lines: “I take prescriptions to make me feel a-okay. I know it’s all in my head.”
Lucid Dreams was the breakout rap hit of 2018 and has more than 400million views on YouTube.
Rising star Juice Wrld – real name Jarad Higgins – died soon after landing by private jet in Chicago in the early hours of Sunday.
Police said a federal agent gave him two doses of opioid antidote Narcan in an effort to save him after he collapsed with a seizure.
Reports said he was awake with blood coming from his mouth when paramedics took him to hospital where he died shortly after.
Fans clinging to hope that he might actually still be alive have pointed to the TikTok challenge among several “clues”.
Online conspiracy theorists also claim Juice predicted the date of his own death in his hit All Girls Are The Same.
It includes the line “Really feel like John Lennon” – the Beatles legend who also died on December 8.
Juice, who turned 21 only last week, also predicted he would die young in the track Legends.
He raps: “What’s the 27 Club? We ain’t making it past 21.
“They tell me I’ma be a legend. I don’t want that title now. Cause all the legends seem to die out. What the f*** is this about?”
Desperate fans have also latched onto a tweet the young star posted in April 2017 saying it was his “goal” to fake his death once he got famous.
Another theory sweeping the internet today centred on Juice’s Falcon 900 private jet – which flight trackers show was nowhere near Chicago on Sunday.
However the last pictures of the star and his entourage on social media show they flew on a different plane.
Officers acting on a tip-off searched them on landing and found 70lbs of cannabis as well as cocaine and prescription drugs.
Two of the group were charged with possessing handguns, high-capacity magazines and metal-piercing bullets.
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Juice had spoken candidly about his habit of taking of “lean”, a toxic concoction of prescription cough syrup and the painkillers Percocet and Xanax.
He also revealed he wrote Lucid Dreams after suffering “sleep paralysis” brought on by stress.
He said: “I have it, to this day. If somethings bothering me, I have it, if I’m going through stress and s***, I have it.
“It’s still the same feeling as it was when it first started, still the same amount of fear, it does not get old.”
“It’s scary, you can be laying right next to somebody and if they not paying attention, they won’t even know you having it.”
The young star had previously rapped about ‘not making it past 21’[/caption]
Instagram video shows the rapper laughing with pals as they touched down at Midway Airport[/caption]
Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, died in the early hours of Sunday[/caption]