Rapper Mac Miller tragically lost his life due to an apparent drug overdose last Friday in his home in California, at the age of 26.
The rapper had previously been involved in a romantic relationship with singer Ariana Grande, who according to a close friend of the late rapper, had been “incredible” in supporting Mac in his journey to battling addiction.
Shane Powers, who was a close friend of Miller, took to his podcast, ‘The Shane Show’ on Monday to remember him. Among his appraisal of his friend, Powers also touched on Mac’s struggles with addiction.
After news of Mac’s death broke, people on social media were quick to point fingers towards Ariana Grande as the reason for Mac’s struggles. They went as far as commenting on the singer’s Instagram posts, blaming her for his death and forcing her to disable the comments on her account. But, according to Powers, this is as far from the truth as can be, as he claimed there was no one that could have been more supportive of him than her.
They were very much in love and I have to say, she was incredible when he was first sobering up. She was a f-ing G to him. There could not have been anybody more supportive of him being sober than Ariana. I saw that, I was around it, 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.
Ariana has kept quiet on his death so far, other than posting a picture of Mac on her Instagram without a caption.
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Whether he’s an addict or not, the way that Mac partied was not healthy. [And] there was no one in his life more ready to go to the wall for him when it came to him being sober.
He explained Ari’s important role in Miller’s sobering:
She was an unbelievably stabilizing force in his life and she was deeply helpful and effective in keeping Mac sober and helping him get sober. She was all about him being healthy. Period.
Ariana and Mac broke up back in May, with Ariana announcing it on Instagram at the time but claiming that the two were still good friends.