Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Mac-Miller CREDIT Shareif Ziyadat Getty Images
Rosie Leonard | 08 September, 2018, 17:26

Once the reports of Miller's death hit social media on Friday, those around the sports world were the first to react.

"Although the two ended their relationship, Ariana always shared a deep connection with Mac and wanted nothing but the best for him", the source added of the former couple.

She guest-starred on his 2016 album The Divine Feminine, and a year later Miller - sporting his signature baseball cap above his tattooed neck - welcomed Grande on the airport tarmac when she returned to the United States following the deadly attack on her concert in Manchester. "I've never had the relationship talk on a show before", she said.

Snoop Dogg, who appeared in Scary Movie 5 with Miller in 2013, said he was "so sad". The two remained friends, with Miller gushing about her single "No Tears Left To Cry".

Miller's label, Warner Bros, released a statement calling him "a hugely gifted and inspiring artist, with a pioneering spirit and a sense of humour that touched everyone he met. Mac's death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless". I just know you're now in a better place now than this place we call Earth @MacMiller ...

Metro.co.uk have reached out to both Mac and Ariana Grande's reps for comment.

Grande was at the beating heart of that record, even if she only officially guested on one track, G-funk serenade My Favourite Part.

Miller had previously opened up about his substance abuse struggles, confessing he became hooked on "lean" - a mixture of prescription cough medicine and soda, early on in his career after reading bad reviews of his 2011 debut album Blue Slide Park.

He also said that he hadn't talked to Grande since their breakup. "I am happy for her and moving forward with her life just as I'm sure she is with me". No one's entitled to anything.

"I don't want to be depressed". Of course. But you know what? Mac's father loved him dearly and was really proud of Mac and everything he accomplished.

Talking to Larry King, he said: 'I had a drug problem for a long time. In May, the Swimming rapper wrecked his auto after hitting a utility pole. His BAC was reportedly.15. At the time, the Los Angeles Police Department told ET that Miller was the driver involved in a traffic collision with a power pole at 12:50 a.m.in the San Fernando Valley in California.

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