Juice WRLD’s girlfriend is breaking her silence following the rapper’s death last week.
Ally Lotti took the stage at Rolling Loud in Los Angeles on Sunday as part of a tribute to her boyfriend, who was scheduled to perform at the festival. Following performances from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, YBN Cordae, and Ski Mask the Slump God, Ally fought back tears as she honored Juice with an emotional speech.
“I just wanted to come out here and let everyone know that Jarad loved every single person that he helped on this earth,” said Ally while “Legends Never Die” projected on the screen behind her.
“He literally loved every single one of you guys,” she told the crowd. “There is not a time that he had showed me any different love that he felt for you. He wants everyone to know that you need to take any negative—any negative thing in your life—he would tell you every time he saw you, and change that to a positive situation—change that to 999. You gotta keep that in your heart.”
Prior to his tragic death, Juice told Ally that he was done with codeine. “Bae I’m sorry I be tweaking, you’ve put up with more than ppl know I know I be scaring you, fuck Codeine I’m done,” he tweeted in July. “I love you and im letting it be known publicly that ain’t shit fucking up the real love I found. Learn from this everyone. Addiction kills all but you can overcome.”
Her tribute came just days after the rapper was laid to rest at a funeral near his hometown in Chicago, which was attended by family and friends. The 21-year-old suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport on Dec. 8 following an alleged overdose on Percocet pills.
In the wake of his death, three of his albums have re-entered the Billboard 200 including Goodbye & Good Riddance (No. 6), Death Race for Love (No. 10), and WRLD On Drugs (No. 75), his collaborative project with Future.