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Updated on Sept. 9, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
Rapper Mac Miller, 26, was confirmed dead of a suspected overdose. The 26-year-old-rapper was found in his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced dead at the scene, according toTMZ.
Mac, who struggled with drugs throughout his life, dated pop singer Ariana Grande for two years before separating in May. The two remained friends, with Miller gushing about her single “No Tears Left To Cry.” “Very proud of this girl right here. Welcome back. We missed You. One of a kind,” he tweeted then. In the past, Ariana also showed affection for the rapper even after their breakup. She called him “one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet.” She also said, “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!”
I hope Ariana has a strong support systems because the locals are intent on blaming her for something she has no business being blamed for…AGAIN. @ArianaGrande sis. Wishing you nothing but peace and strength.
— Nihilist (@ZuluGaijin) September 7, 2018
The fact that it has to be said that Ariana Grande is not at all responsible for Mac’s death, is sad. Yes she left him and yes he was heartbroken and yes he was battling depression but it was not her job to fix him. No woman or man should feel the need to stay in a relationship
— B ? (@issabeeee_) September 7, 2018
The first reaction of some people is to blame Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s death to the point she had to deactivate her instagram comments. All she did was to remove herself from a toxic situation. She wanted him sober. There is nothing wrong with that.
— Ines (@inihelene) September 7, 2018
Ariana Grande is not responsible for Mac Miller’s death. Stop hating her. She’s a person like you who also has feelings. I’m sure she’s having a hard time. I wish patience to her and his family
— ً (@joshuadun28) September 7, 2018
Just noticed Ariana Grande disabled comments on her Instagram account after a barrage of Mac Miller-related comments. Recognize the true problem here, rather than using someone else as a scapegoat & continuing the cycle. All so sad & nauseating.
— Maddy Skye (@MaddySkye) September 7, 2018
In the past, she has also been blamed for Mac Miller’s DUI arrest, to which she responded, “How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case,” adding that “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.”
Ariana hasn’t released any statements since the tragedy, but just this morning, she posted a black and white photo of Mac in her Instagram account without any captions.
[People and ET]
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