Ariana Grande Pays Touching Tribute To Ex-Boyfriend Mac Miller During Sweetener Tour
19 March 2019, 10:47 | Updated: 19 March 2019, 10:52
The 'thank u, next' songstress payed homage to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who tragically passed away in September last year, during the opening night of her Sweetener Tour last night.
Ariana Grande gave a nod to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller before kicking off her Sweetener World Tour last night.
Touching down in Albany, New York, the 25-year-old singer played some of Mac's songs throughout the Times Union Center as fans eagerly awaited Grande's entrance.
Moments before the '7 Rings' songstress took to the stage to perform hits from her two latest albums - 'thank u, next' and 'Sweetener' - fans took to social media in response to the moving gesture.
"Ariana grande is playing Mac Miller right before her opening song for sweetener tour rn and my heart can’t handle it SO MANY TEARS," wrote one fan.
"Aaaaand they're playing Mac Miller at the Ariana Grande concert," explained another. "Not emotional no no no not at all."
Miller and Grande split up in May 2018 after almost two years of dating, prior to her former engagement to ex-fiancé Pete Davidson.
Ariana grande had Mac Miller’s music playing while people got into their seats for her concert 😭😭😭😭— Haley (@HaeKolb) March 19, 2019
Ariana grande is playing Mac Miller right before her opening song for sweetener tour rn and my heart can’t handle it SO MANY TEARS— gabi (@gabidaviss) March 19, 2019
Aaaaand they're playing Mac Miller at the Ariana Grande concert— Maris (@MarissaCitarell) March 19, 2019
Not emotional no no no not at all
Following Mac's death - he was aged just 26 when he died lethal overdose of alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl - Grande has shared a number of tributes on social media, and recently slammed the Recording Academy for failing to award his final album 'Swimming' with a Grammy.
Grande tweeted, and swiftly deleted, the words "literal bullsh*t", "f*ck" and "trash." She also wrote that the Academy "invited Mac's parents out for basically no reason."
After Cardi B won the award for Best Rap Album with her debut album 'Invasion of Privacy', she publicly shared her award with the late rapper.