Currently placed at number four on the Billboard Top 100 USA chart, Juice Wrld and The Weeknd’s new song “Smile” has risen to the top 10 in less than a week. Alarmingly, Juice Wrld seemed to foresee this successful song release with The Weeknd when he posted a Tweet in 2019 stating that he and The Weeknd would make a diamond record. Six days ago, Juice Wrld’s Tweet from 2019 was posted on his Instagram, captioned “The party never ends. 999 XO. Smile is out now #lljw.”
Created as a memorial video in honor of Juice Wrld, KDC Visions produced the animations for this almost four-minute-long 100% animated music video. The music video features an animation of his girlfriend, Ally Lotti, sitting on the bed throughout the video gazing at pictures of her and Juice Wrld. At the end of the video, Ally appears to be sad as pictures of her and Juice Wrld float away, and Juice Wrld is displayed with angel wings while Ally glances out the window and watches Juice Wrld ascend into heaven. Paired with this visual are words that Juice Wrld shockingly anticipated; “I want you to prosper, and come proper, even if that means I ain’t by your side.” Here is a look at the music video:
Juice Wrld starts verse one by singing, “Devil on my shoulder tellin’ me I’ll die soon, but I don’t want that to impact you.” As one Youtube user mentioned in the comment section for the “Smile” music video, Juice Wrld seems to be apologizing to Ally for being gone in the future.
The end of the music video pans to Juice Wrld’s animated character on Instagram Live saying, “I’m face-timing, not face-timing I’m slow. I’m on Instagram Live from heaven. I made it y’all, I’m up here boolin’,” with the very end stating, “In loving memory of Jarad Anothony Higgins (Juice Wrld).” Again, this instance shows that Juice Wrld seemed to foresee his own untimely demise.
The music video’s depressing mood and lyrics that foresaw Juice Wrld’s future is sure to make fans of Juice Wrld experience a rollercoaster of emotions upon listening to and watching “Smile.”