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Federal agents found guns and drugs when they searched rapper Lil Wayne's private jet at a Miami airport in Florida on Monday evening. The New Orleans native owns a 15,000-square-foot home with a moat in Miami.

According to the Miami Herald, agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) obtained a federal search warrant to board the rapper's plane after receiving a tip that the plane was transporting drugs and guns.

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Federal agents and local law enforcement were waiting for Lil Wayne, 37, and his entourage to arrive on a private jet at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

Agents found cocaine, opioids and guns on the jet, law-enforcement sources told the newspaper. However, none of the plane’s occupants claimed ownership of the drugs or guns. The "Lollipop" rapper's lawyer told a reporter his client was cleared to go home. It isn't clear is any member of his 14-person entourage was arrested after the search.

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Wayne, real name Dwayne M Carter, Jr., is known to favor lean, a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soda beverage which he carries around in styrofoam cups.

Weezy has had a number of run-ins with the law during his rap career. He served a year in jail after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in Manhattan in 2009, after cops found a loaded .40-caliber pistol on his tour bus two years earlier.

Wayne took to Twitter.com on Monday evening to assure his fans he was okay and wouldn't be spending Christmas in federal custody.

"All goody! I think they thought I was talking abt a different "Pack" in my last tweet. But anyway GO PACK GO!!!"

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His tweet was in reference to cheering on the Green Bay Packers who defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 23-10 on Monday to clinch their first NFC North title since 2016.

Rapper Juice Wrld died of a drug overdose after swallowing opioid pills when federal agents searched a private plane he was on at Chicago's Midway airport in early December.

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An ex-girlfriend of rapper Juice Wrld says they broke up after she tried to help him kick his drug habit before he died of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with Dailymail.com, Alexia Smith, 21, said she knew the rapper's cause of death when she heard the news.

Smith said Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, had a habit of taking three 30mg Percocets with lean, a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soda beverage.

"[That's] already a lot but the problem was he was drinking lean on top of it," she said.

In 2018, record labels fought for the right to sign the rap newcomer. Smith said the labels "wanted him so bad they would have given him anything."

She recalls flying to out to meet Higgins in Los Angeles where he was taking meetings with record label executives.

Smith said "someone from a label gave him morphine and cocaine" on the third day she was visiting.

"Breaking down in tears, Smith said: "Seven days away from me, he ended up in the hospital. When he was away from me for seven days, he ended up hospitalized from collapsing on stage. One year away from me, and he's dead."

She said they broke up after dating a for few months because their fights got physical and left her with bruises.

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Higgins' girlfriend at the time he died, Ally Lotti (pictured), was on the private jet with him when he collapsed. Lotti told police he popped several Percocets and drank lean while on board the jet.

Higgins obsessed over his many failed relationships with women in his songs.

In his breakout hit "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)", Higgins rapped:

    You left me falling and landing inside my grave
    I know that you want me dead
    I take prescriptions to make me feel A-OK
    I know it's all in my head

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The effeminate rap star says he was influenced by rapper Future Hendrix to drink lean after hearing Future rap about the addictive drug in his songs.

Higgins also blamed his absentee dad for his addictive personality.

"I didn't have a man giving me no type of guidance. My father wasn't in my life like that," he said. "So listening to this grown-ass man rap about lean, I'm like, 'Well, that sounds really appealing.'"

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Future said he was "really bothered" to hear his songs influenced youngsters to try drugs.

"I was like 'Oh s**t. What the f**k have I done?' How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?".
 

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The hip-hop world is mourning the sudden death of up-and-coming rapper Juice Wrld. The 21-year-old Chicago-born rapper, real name Jarad Higgins, went into cardiac arrest and died early Sunday after an apparent accidental overdose of Percocet.

Percocet is a Schedule II narcotic that contains Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the opioid oxycodone (OxyContin).

Federal agents were waiting inside a private hangar at Chicago's Midway Airport for the rapper's jet to arrive at 1:30 a.m. Agents reportedly received a tip from the pilot that the plane was loaded with drugs.

A search of the plane turned up 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, law enforcement sources told The Tribune.

No one in the rapper's entourage claimed ownership of the drugs and no charges were filed.

Higgins may have panicked and swallowed a handful of Percocets because the feds searched his private plane in November too.

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According to TMZ, customs agents conducted a search of a private plane on November 18 at LAX airport. Higgins was on his way to Sydney, Australia when his plane was searched.

via TMZ -- We're told drug-sniffing dogs were all over Juice and co. and their luggage. It's unclear if agents found anything -- we do know the plane was eventually allowed to take off with Juice on board.

TMZ broke the story ... Homeland Security agents, operating under an FBI task force, searched Juice WRLD's private jet early Sunday morning when it landed at Chicago's Midway Airport.

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Rapper Juice Wrld reportedly swallowed several Percocet pills to hide them from police before they could search him at an airport.

Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, reportedly swallowed the narcotic painkillers after arriving on a private jet at Chicago's Midway Airport around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The rapper and his entourage were detained in a private hangar away from the main airport terminal while federal drug agents conducted searches of their bags.

The feds and other officers were waiting for the plane to arrive from Los Angeles after the pilot called ahead to inform police that the rapper was traveling with guns and 70 pounds of marijuana.

As the agents were going through two carts of luggage, Higgins — "began convulsing (and) going into a seizure," sources tell The Chicago Tribune. An agent administered two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

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Medics revived Higgins but he was disoriented and bleeding from the mouth after possibly biting his tongue.

The Chicago-born rapper, who turned 21 on Dec. 2, went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 3:14 a.m, about an hour after he collapsed.

A search of the plane turned up 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, law enforcement sources told The Tribune.

No one on board the flight claimed ownership of the drugs and no charges were filed. Two security guards were arrested for carrying loaded weapons inside an airport.

Percocet is a Schedule II narcotic that contains Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the opioid oxycodone (OxyContin). Percocet sells for $10-$40 per pill on the street. OxyContin can fetch $40-$80 per pill on the street.

Rappers usually take the pills with lean, aka purple drank. Lean is a concoction of codeine cough syrup, Jolly Rancher candy and a soda beverage.

Lean and Percocets or OxyContin are the drugs of choice for rappers like Juice Wrld who rapped extensively about his drug addictions in his songs.

Rapper Joyner Lucas criticized other rappers for glorifying drug use.

"Juice wrld was 21," Lucas tweeted on Monday. "He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool. Im blaming Yal n***** for this shit. all that lean and pills n***** glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now?Rip @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon."

Canadian rapper Drake mourned Juice in an Instagram post, saying "I would like to see all the younger talent live longer and I hate waking up hearing another story filled with blessings was cut short".

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Chicago police found loaded weapons, ammunition and 70 pounds of drugs on a private jet after 21-year-old rapper Juice Wrld went into a cardiac arrest and died on Sunday.

The Chicago-born rapper reportedly popped several Percocet tablets after getting off the jet at Chicago's Midway Airport around 2 a.m. on Dec. 8.

A witness told TMZ the rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure and was bleeding from the mouth as cops searched the private jet.

The police were waiting for the rapper's jet to arrive after receiving a tip that the plane was loaded with drugs.

Police told The Chicago Tribune they believed the plane was carrying "weapons and narcotics."

Higgins was with 10 to 12 people including his entourage, jet crew and two armed security guards who were both arrested for carrying loaded weapons inside an airport.

As the cops were going through two carts of luggage, Higgins — "began convulsing (and) going into a seizure," sources tell The Tribune. An agent administered two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

Higgins woke up but he was incoherent. Medics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., about an hour after he collapsed.

A search of the plane turned up 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, law enforcement sources told The Tribune.

No one on the jet claimed ownership of the drugs, therefore no charges were filed. Higgins was scheduled to play at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Higgins died before he could attend his 21st birthday party. On his track "Legends", he rapped that he would not live past age 21.

"They tell me I'ma be a legend, I don't want that title now because all the legends seem to die out. What the f*** is that about?"

An autopsy was performed on Monday, Dec. 9, by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Two armed security guards who were with rapper Juice Wrld when he went into cardiac arrest and died early Sunday were arrested for carrying loaded weapons inside an airport.

The 21-year-old Chicago-born rapper suffered a medical emergency after arriving on a private jet at Chicago's Midway Airport just after 2 a.m.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The NY Post the rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was seen "basically convulsing" inside a private hangar away from the main terminal at the airport.

Other reports noted that Higgins was frothing at the mouth. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Higgins was with a group of about 10 to 12 people - including his entourage of hangers ons, the airplane crew and two armed security guards who were relieved of their weapons by Chicago police.

According to Page Six, the guards had conceal and carry permits valid in the state of Illinois, but the permits didn't allow them to bring loaded weapons inside an airport.

The two men were arrested and charged with misdemeanor gun violations, said Guglielmi. He added that everyone cooperated with police including the two men who were detained.

Higgins shot to fame in 2018 with the release of his SoundCloud EP Goodbye & Good Riddance. The platinum EP featured hit singles "Lucid Dreams", "All Girls Are the Same", "Wasted" (ft. Lil Uzi Vert), "Lean Wit Me, "Armed & Dangerous", and more.

Higgins won the Top New Artist trophy at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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He rapped extensively about his dependency on opioid painkillers and prescription cough medicine containing codeine.

In interviews he talked about mental illness and how he believed mental illness was neglected in the Black community.

He also embraced being a role model to young people struggling with drug addiction. He told Vulture magazine that substance abusers need sympathy, not judgment.

"The way that you help somebody out, reach out to someone, offer them a helping hand, offer them a hug, whatever. The way that you do that is not, I repeat, not, by pointing the finger. Telling them that they're stupid, they're fucking up their life, whatever. Telling them they're a piece of shit for doing what they're doing. That is not the way at all. The way to lead people is to walk, not even in front of them — side [by] side, holding their hand emotionally through music or whatever you do."

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