Mac Miller, rapper and former boyfriend of Ariana Grande was found dead at 26 years of age.
In what TMZ calls an apparent overdose, Miller has had substance abuse for many years, and after the breakup between himself and Ariana, he wrecked his car and got a DUI.
Mac Miller has been the dark horse of the rap game for quite some time now, and though he doesn’t seem to break the full mainstream barrier with the mumble rappers and pop stars, his lyricism and talent have been of great interest.
Judging by how much press has come out with him within the last 48 hours, a full profile on Vulture, to an upcoming tour, it’s definitely safe to say the overdose is probably an accident, despite the Pittsburgh native’s constant drug abuse.
It seems as if Mac was struggling with his own morality, even within his interview with Craig Jenkins of Vulture. He says the following:
“By 20, he’d scored a platinum single and topped the Billboard 200 chart with his debut studio album Blue Slide Park. ‘When I first started, I thought I was going to be the biggest thing in the world,’ he says. ‘There was this time when I was the most Googled thing on the internet. It was like ‘diet, carrots, and Mac Miller.’'”
Headlines also read on August 3 from Rolling Stone ‘Mac Miller Wants You to Know He’s OK.’ According to the report, Miller says he hasn’t talked to Ariana Grande since they broke up and doesn’t follow the news around the engagement but says that he’s happy she’s moved on. Though many will try to point the tabloid fodder of his death due to something like depression over the engagement, we doubt that is the case here.
Miller was reported dead on the scene when authorities arrived around noon.
Watch his performance of “Hurt Feelings” from last night in Los Angeles here: