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Hope you’re prepared to get in a good cry right now.
Because if you continue reading, trust us, it’s coming.
As you surely know by now, rapper Mac Miller passed away last week.
He was only 26 years old.
We still don’t have too many details about what happened, but here’s what we do know:
Mac was found dead in his home last Friday around noon, and when emergency responders arrived on the scene after receiving a 911 call, they saw that he’d been dead for several hours.
There’s no official cause of death yet, but the assumption is that he died of an overdose, considering the fact that he’s been dealing with addiction for several years.
Toxicology reports take a while, so it will likely be several more weeks before we learn what happened to him.
The night before his body was found, he’d been hosting a party in his home, and it sounds like the party got a bit out of hand.
Witnesses even claimed that several of his guests were there until Friday morning, when they rushed out of the house just before police arrived.
Because of this, some people are suspicious that something more than an overdose happened that night, but police aren’t investigating.
On a different note, another thing we know about his death is that as awful and implausible as it sounds, many of Mac’s fans are blaming Ariana Grande.
Ariana and Mac dated for a couple of years before breaking up in May, and a few weeks after that, she was engaged to Pete Davidson.
The idea seems to be that she should have done more to help him with his problems, or that her quick engagement broke his heart and caused him to ramp up his drug use.
It’s silly, because it’s not Ariana couldn’t force him to give up drugs, and she’s not responsible for his choices, no matter what.
People were so cruel about this that she had to turn off comments on her Instagram, as if she wasn’t hurting enough.
Speaking of Instagram, she shared a sweet picture of Mac there last weekend, and although she didn’t say anything about his death, it was a lovely little tribute.
But now, in another post, she’s really opening up about what happened.
And it is rough.
This time, she posted a video of him, and while it’s a little hard to tell what’s happening, it’s still precious.
He’s talking with someone else about something when he notices Ariana filming him, and he laughs and says “Baby, stop!”
They start laughing together, and she says “it makes me so happy,” so he tells her “I’ll tell you the story as many times as you want.”
It’s sad enough to see him laughing and having a good time after knowing how things turn out for him, but things get even sadder once you read the caption she wrote to go along with the video.
“i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will,” she began.
“i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times.”
“i’m so mad,” she continued. “i’m so sad i don’t know that to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else.”
“i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to.”
She finished by calling Mac “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.”
“i hope you’re okay now,” she told him. “rest.”
Mac’s funeral will take place sometime in the next few days in Pittsburgh, his hometown, and according to reports, she’ll be in attendance.
Here’s hoping she can get a little bit of closure from that, because it sounds like she’s really hurting right now.
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As you’ve likely heard by now, rapper Mac Miller passed away on Friday after suffering what appeared to be an accidental drug overdose in his San Fernando Valley home.
Though he was an accomplished artist in his own right, Miller was likely best known in the mainstream for his two and a half year relationship with pop icon Ariana Grande.
Though Grande and Miller were reportedly not on speaking terms at the time of his death, sources close to the singer have revealed that Ariana was “shattered” by her ex’s untimely passing at the age of 26.
It wasn’t long after the rapper’s death that Grande paid tribute to Miller on Instagram.
But it seems she didn’t find out about her ex’s passing at the same time as the rest of the world.
Within minutes of TMZ reporting the news of Miller’s death, the story was picked up by media outlets over the world.
However, Grande was intentionally kept in the dark by her own staff.
How is such a thing possible in the smartphone era?
Well, it seems Ariana was busy promoting her acclaimed new album, Sweetener, and some of the people she trusts most made the conscious decision to keep Miller’s death under wraps so that she could focus on the task at hand.
At the time of Mac’s passing, Ariana was filming an interview for a BBC documentary about the making of Sweetener.
According to Radar Online, staff made the call to wait until filming was done for the day to tell her about Miller.
A source tells the site that they quickly regretted that decision as Grande “was understandably raging when she found out the news had been kept from her and gave everyone a dressing down when she’d finished crying.”
The insider goes on to describe a nightmarish scene right out of Black Mirror.
It seems that news quickly spread throughout the audience and the rest of the closed set, but Ari remained in the dark for hours:
“There was only a select number of fans allowed in for the filming of the BBC special, and a handful of TV bosses and publicists,” says the insider.
“Even though fans were told to turn off their phones for filming, many kept them on during the interview and knew about the news but none of them could interrupt to tell Ariana,” the sourcr adds.
“The people involved in the show also knew, but chose to let the cameras keep rolling as they didn’t want to disrupt a very expensive set-up since they knew Ariana would probably not want to carry on if she’d been told.”
Sadly, shortly after news of Miller’s death went public, Ariana was forced to disable comments on her Instagram page due to hateful trolls implicating her in ex-boyfriend’s passing.
Just a couple of days ago, we heard the tragic news that rapper Mac Miller had passed away with all signs pointing to an overdose as the cause of death.
It’s obviously been extremely hard on the people close to him — he’d been dealing with addiction for a long time, and he was only 26 years old.
And despite the fact that they broke up back in May, Ariana Grande was still one of those people.
When the couple split, Ariana wrote a statement on Instagram calling Mac “one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet.”
“I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us,” she continued.
She explained that she still loved him, but “unconditional love … is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it’s not you.”
She finished by telling him “I can’t wait to know and support you forever and I’m so proud of you!”
It was a very sweet thing for Ariana to do, and Mac was, in turn, publicly supportive of her quick engagement to Pete Davidson shortly after their breakup.
As of now, she hasn’t made a statement about his passing, but she did share a photo of him, presumably from their time together.
And according to a new report from Us Weekly, she’s “absolutely heartbroken” about what happened.
“Her entire family is in shock too,” a source claims. “They all grew close to Mac during his relationship with Ari.”
“He was a huge part of her life, and they always shared such a special bond. She wanted nothing but positivity in Mac’s life after they broke up.”
But even though Ariana was obviously a sweetheart about the breakup, and even though they were obviously on good terms, a lot of people can’t help but be awful.
Several people have had the nerve to blame her for Mac’s death, because that makes sense, right?
“Look I ain’t even even gon sugar coat it,” one of those people tweeted. “This is @ArianaGrande fault.”
“Mac Miller was really killed by a heartbreak,” another person speculated. “Ariana and Pete really took him there don’t @ me. Love powerful. Ariana really a dangerous woman holy f-ck.”
Some liked to put the blame on Ariana without directly putting the blame on her, like the person who wrote “I’m not saying that Ariana killed Mac, but the break up may have had a role in the death.”
“Ariana Grande is in NO way to blame for Mac Miller’s death but when someone leaves you and is immediately with a new person … ya that sh-t hurts,” another one of those tweets read.
And then there were the people who just got right to the point — one of those tweeted “It’s definitely Ariana Grande’s fault. F-ck that bitch.”
The hate continued on Instagram, and it go so bad that Ariana had to disable comments on her account altogether because of the plentiful “it’s your fault” comments.
Can you even imagine how rough that must have been?
But on the bright side, a source who spoke with Hollywood Life says that Pete is doing his best to be there for her during this insanely difficult time.
“Pete is amazing, he’s so solid, and he’s like, totally Ariana’s rock, her shoulder to cry on, support system, voice of reason, best friend, everything,” the insider claims.
“Pete knows grief, he’s been through unmentionable horror and loss himself, and it doesn’t frighten him — he’s a real stand-up guy.”
The source adds that “For all his goofy, comedian persona, he’s actually a super deep and sweet guy, he’s really empathetic, and he loves Ariana with every piece of his heart, all he wants to do is protect her as much as humanly possible.”
As for all the unwarranted blame she’s getting on social media, the source says that “It’s bad enough that Ariana is suffering the trauma of losing somebody she cared deeply about, but then to be blamed for his death is just despicable.”
“Pete is doing all he can to shield her from any poison and negativity.”
The source also points out that “Mac had a lot of demons that he was battling and he struggled with addiction issues throughout his whole life pretty much so to try and lay the blame at Ariana’s feet is truly appalling.”
“She’s just heartbroken.”
Hopefully it’s true that Pete is doing all he can to take care of Ariana right now — again, we can’t imagine what she must be feeling.
And for all the people that feel the need to place any sort of blame on her for Mac Miller’s death … no.
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