Juice WRLD’s death in December 2019 remains one of the most significant deaths in hip-hop history. It all seemed quite preventable, given that his songs revealed grim tales of drug addiction and depression, and that drugs finally lost him his life.

Juice released his sophomore studio album Death Race For Love in March of that year. The album featured songs like “Empty” and “Robbery,” in which he sang about heartbreak and drug addiction.

Carmela Wallace, Juice’s mother, paid a visit to the Tamron Hall show on Dec. 29 and spoke about one song on DRFL that had a profound impact on her. She claimed that the second song, “Maze,” was a frightening message that prophesied her son’s fate, and that listening to it made her cry months before he died.

I was very honest with him about my fear. I remember there was an incident where I was done working and I was doing errands, I said, ‘I want to put on one of his songs.’ This one particular day I was listening to a song called “Stuck in a maze,” and I just began to weep. I just wept. And this was months before his death. I was just so scared, and I told him that, I shared my experience with him. I told him, ‘If you ever die like that it would change my life forever, I just wouldn’t be the same’ I just could not stop the tears. I knew ultimately, you get help or you’re not going to make it.

Juice WRLD never received the help he needed, and his drug addiction took his life. This is a tragedy Wallace will have to live with for the rest of her life. Check out her appearance on Tamron Hall’s show below.

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