Since the unforseen loss of hip-hop's cherished phenom Mac Miller, many rushed to label his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande as the cause of his death. The couple split earlier this year, and the "Honeymoon Avenue" songbird penned on Instagram that Mac "is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet... I am grateful to have him in my life [...] regardless of how our relationship changes..." Not long after, amid his longterm struggle with substance abuse, Mac totaled his car and was charged with a DUI.
While being blamed for this as well, Ariana wrote a lengthy statement, "I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his sh*t together is a very major problem." Now, it seems that the flak has yet to cease, but the pop songstress has had enough.
Ariana captioned the heartbreaking sentiment: "you're [very] missed."
Ariana wrote, "some of the sh*t I read on here makes me sick to my stomach. It scares me the way some people think and I don’t like this world a lot of the time. if only we could be more compassionate and gentle with one another... like f*ck. Everything i feel is valid and safe. everything i do is genuine and honest. there is no right or wrong during this period." Even fellow singer Halsey, famed on/off girlfriend of Bay Area emcee G-Eazy, rushed to Ari's defense. "Ari the world could only dream of being as compassionate and gentle as you," she tweeted. "And since ur being, as always, so classy and nice, allow me the honor of telling them to shut the f**k up."
Our hearts go out to Ariana, the McCormick family and anyone still mourning the tragic loss of Mac Miller.
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