Singer Ariana Grande has disabled comments on her Instagram following the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller of a rumoured overdose, after fans of the rapper began to blame her for his untimely death. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes varied from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, has died at the age of 26.
At times, Miller's personal life attracted as much - if not more - attention than his professional accomplishments, particularly in the case of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande. Those charges followed a crash in May. Shortly after his vehicle accident and arrest that same month, Grande tweeted "pls take care of yourself".
In May, shortly after the end of his two-year relationship with the pop singer Ariana Grande, Miller was charged with a DUI after police said he hit a utility pole with his vehicle. Police later found him at his home where he confessed to driving drunk.
Miller, whose real name was Malcolm James McCormick, had struggled with substance abuse in the past.
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Mac and Ariana split after she dubbed their relationship "toxic" but she had revealed on Twitter that she always supported his sobriety.
Wow. R.I.P. Mac Miller. I want to be able to have good days and bad days ... "I used to look at my phone, scroll through Twitter and Instagram, and get my ego stroked and destroyed in five minutes, every morning", he said.
The two took the stage together at the One Love benefit concert, which raised money for Manchester after a terrorist attacked Grande's June 2017 concert. "I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well", she said.
Miller, perhaps best known for his feature on Ariana Grande's top 10 hit "The Way", had just released his new album, "Swimming", last month; it debuted at #3 on the Billboard album chart. NME called the album "brutally honest".
"It's unusual. Like, the whole thing is a little odd but it's not negative", he said. "It's a stellar - if somewhat overlong - artistic statement", critic Hannah Mylrea said. "That's why I wrote this song, told myself to hold on... It starts October 27th".