The fact cops were all over Juice WRLD multiple times — including an NYC bust last year — pisses off his friends, who think cops were merely profiling a 20-year-old rich black man who dares to fly on private jets.
Sources who regularly interacted with Juice and were close to him tell TMZ … all of the run-ins he had with cops are more than suspicious. The fact feds just happened to show up at multiple airports where he and/or his private jet were searched is enough for Juice’s inner circle to believe this might well have something to do with race and rappers.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Juice got arrested in 2018 at NYC’s La Guardia Airport after officers responded to a call for “prohibited items” found inside one of his checked bags. We’re told the items included a small amount of marijuana and bottles of codeine cough syrup.
Juice was initially charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance — however we’re told he eventually pled to a much lesser, non-criminal offense. The case has since been sealed.
Our Juice sources suspect cops were racially profiling him. Remember, at the time of the NY bust — and also the LAX search we first reported — Juice was only 20, but he’d signed a reported $3 million deal in 2018 with Interscope.
We’re told people close to him think the sudden fame, success and money made him a target with law enforcement — especially considering he was a kid flying private with other kids.
Now, it is a fact there were 70 lbs. of marijuana seized from what turned out to be Juice’s final flight — and we now know why he was flying to Chicago. Our sources say he had planned a massive party for Sunday night to celebrate his 21st birthday which was 6 days earlier.