Juice WRLD’s photographer speaks about the rappers untimely passing.
Juice passed away on December 8, 2019, following an allege drug overdose. It was reported that he swallowed a lot of pills as his private jet was being searched by the police. His former photographer, Chris Long, denies those claims. He shares his story via Instagram.
“I can’t do this anymore. I give up,” he wrote on the platform. “Thanks for all the messages. I’m trying so hard. But if I can’t do it let’s make sure some things are clear. J did not swallow a bunch of pills because the police where [sic] at the airport. We gave no f*cks about them being there. He could have flushed them down the toilet if he cared. J was just hooked bad. The amount he took daily was absurd and he hid how much he really took from mostly everyone. Everyone around him tried really hard to get him to slow down. When he agreed to rehab it was because he wanted to lower his tolerance. He didn’t want to stop.”
“J was supposed to go to rehab that month,” confirmed Long. “We tried so hard to do positive things everyday like ride dirt bikes or paintball to keep busy and not do pills but every night once he hit the studio that was it. He loved it. I never thought he would od I was always scared of getting bad pressed pills so got test strips. I tested every batch he got, but no one knew how much he really took because he was hiding it. Once max and I really started counting how much he had and how fast he went though them.”
Watch his post below.