Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty is remembering a close friend. On what would have been Chicago rap star Juice WRLD‘s 22nd birthday, Lil Boat took to social media with some deep words.
Lil Yachty Remembers Juice WRLD
Lil Yachty went to his Instagram account with a message for Juice. He let it be known he missed him and also let fans in on a little musical preview of a track the two made together.
“Happy birthday juicey ❤️. U was a cool kid man. Great energy always. it’s luv 4 eeeever bro. We gone play Tony hawk again soon my dawgie.” -Lil Yachty’s Instagram
Juice’s Mom Speaks
On the special day, Juice’s mom Carmela Wallace has come forward with a message. She thanked fans for all of the love and made sure to let it be known her son is missed so dearly.
“Jarad and I both loved celebrating our birthdays – mine is just two weeks before his. On our special days we used to wish one another Happy Birthday dozens and dozens of times throughout the day. Now I like to think of all the ‘Happy Birthdays’ we saved for the future. Jarad would have been 22 years old today. He will forever be the light of my life. Today, we celebrate him, his immense talent and creativity and his contributions to the world. Through his art, he spoke his truth. -Ms. Carmela Wallace”
The Most Streamed Artist
Juice was the most streamed artist in the United States in 2020 on Spotify. He amassed almost 6 billion plays, which was boosted by the posthumous Legends Never Die project that was released earlier in the year.
“Juice Wrld did almost 6 billion streams in 2020 😳😳. Today he would have turned 22. RIP JUICE” -Akademiks’ Twitter
Lil Yachty’s Thanksgiving Drop
Lil Yachty released music of his own recently as well. On Thanksgiving night, he released Lil Boat 3.5. Prior to the drop, he went to his Twitter page to break the news to fans. Without giving an exact drop time, Yachty vowed the project would arrive before Black Friday.