This is completely unfair. Just hours after rapper Mac Miller died at 26 years old from an apparent drug overdose at his Studio City home on Friday, Sept. 7, his fans started to blame his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande for Mac’s death in the comments of her most recent Instagram post. Ariana and Mac dated for two years until their split earlier this year, and many of them think that their split might have been the reason for Mac’s accidental overdose.
“You honestly should feel ashamed,” one fan wrote, while another commented, “Getting engaged so soon is not the best idea. Wait three years at least. Especially if you just broke up with someone.” Another user wrote, “U [sic] the reason we all know that,” and another person wrote, “When he needed you the most you weren’t there for him, hope ur [sic] happy now!!”
Ariana, 25, and Mac met back in 2012 when they collaborated on a cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” but they didn’t start dating until 2016. They seemed happy and in love until their split in May 2018, and Ariana confirmed their breakup on her Instagram story. “This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet,” she wrote at the time, according to Billboard. “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!”
Though Ariana and Mac did not reveal the reason for their split, Ari hinted that their relationship was “toxic” and she also hinted that Mac’s drug addiction could have been a factor in their breakup in a Twitter statement after a fan blamed her for his DUI arrest less than two weeks after their split.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2018
“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 (just Cinderella is ab [sic] me). I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety [and] prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that. Of course, I didn’t share how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. 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.”