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Rapper Juice WRLD joined the group of rappers to die at an early age when he passed away after suffering from a seizure at an airport on Sunday. Just like with Tupac Shakur and Nipsey Hussle‘s deaths, conspiracy theorists are now alleging that Juice WRLD is very much alive.
But unlike most conspiracy theories, this one is circulating the not-so-dark corners of the web. Users on TikTok are pointing to cryptic song lyrics and an old tweet about Juice WRLD faking his own death as proof for their claims.
“My goal is to get overly famous, shine for a couple years..then fake my death,” Juice WRLD, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, tweeted in 2017, igniting the 2019 conspiracy.
My goal is to get overly famous, shine for a couple years..then fake my death ⚰— . (@JuiceWorlddd) April 25, 2017
A Juice WRLD song is being used to fuel the conspiracies as well. In the song “Legends,” Juice WRLD supposedly predicts his age of death.
“What’s the 27 Club? We ain’t making it past 21,” the lyrics read.
Juice WRLD died six days after his 21st birthday.
Another coincidence predicted an additional detail surrounding Juice WRLD’s death. In November, a TikTok trend went viral, in which users danced to Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” and then faked seizures. Users are now using the trend to debunk Juice WRLD’s death.
The theorists continue to search for answers in Juice WRLD’s songs. One TikTok user notes how Juice WRLD died on the same day as John Lennon. Lennon is featured in Juice WRLD’s song “All Girls Are The Same.” Both artists died on Dec. 8.
“I’m a jealous boy, really feel like John Lennon,” the lyrics read.
Another TikTok user claims Juice WRLD’s private plane never landed in Chicago. And another alleges they found out from a phone call that Juice WRLD was never admitted to the hospital he was reportedly sent to.
One fan says in a video that the conspiracies are giving him hope.
“Now listen, I might sound crazy here and he may very well be gone and if he is, he’s in a better place. I hope he’s not,” TikTok user @absorberyt says. “I’m just trying to give people hope, just trying to give myself hope that he’s fine.”
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Libby Cohen is a third-year University of Texas student originally from New Jersey. She has written for ORANGE Magazine, the Daily Texan, and most recently interned for 1010 WINS in NYC. She's now back in Austin writing for the Texas Standard and the Daily Dot.