Mac Miller’s Close Friend Defends Ariana Grande After Trolls Blame Her For His Death
12 September 2018, 15:43
The singer paid tribute to her late ex-boyfriend last week.
A close friend of the late Mac Miller has praised Ariana Grande for her "incredible" support of the rapper's sobriety.
Miller tragically died last Friday (7th September) from an apparent drug overdose. The 26-year-old was found at his home in San Fernando Valley and pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after the news of Miller's death broke, trolls took to social media to blame the 'God Is A Woman' singer for his passing. She later disabled comments on her Instagram page.
In his latest podcast, radio host Shane Powers paid tribute to his friend and defended Ariana - who dated Miller for two years prior to their split in May - for being "an unbelievably stabilizing force in his life."
"They were very much in love and I have to say, she was incredible when he was first sobering up. She was a f**king G to him. There could not have been anybody more supportive of him being sober than Ariana.
"I took phone calls from her. ‘How do I help’, ‘What do I do?’ This little girl was unbelievably involved and helpful to him being healthy. Because whether he was an addict of not, the way that Mac partied was not healthy.
"I gotta tell you, man, there was no one in his life more ready to go to the wall for him when it came to him being sober.”
He added, "She was an unbelievably stabilizing force in his life. She was deeply helpful and effective in keeping Mac sober and helping him get sober. And she was all about him being healthy, period, in this area of his life."
Hours after Mac's passing, Power took to Twitter to tell people to leave Grande alone, writing, "Ariana didn't kill Mac. Mac killed Mac. Leave her alone. He'd be furious with ANYONE who made any s****y comment to her."
Ariana Grande didn’t kill Mac. Mac killed Mac. Leave her alone. He’d be furious with ANYONE who made any shitty comment to her.— Shane Powers (@Theshanepowers) September 8, 2018
I’d fuckin know.
Leave her alone.
Ariana broke her silence on over the weekend by posting a black-and-white photograph of her ex-boyfriend on her Instagram page.
The photo, which was posted without a caption, sees the 'Swimming' rapper sitting on a patch of grass looking up towards the camera.