Remembering Mac Miller: Ariana Grande’s Tribute


On September 7th, 2018, rapper Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26 due to an apparent drug overdose. Soon after the news, Ariana Grande, Mac Miller’s ex-girlfriend, began receiving hurtful comments claiming the death was “her fault,” causing her to disable comments on her social media. Grande penned a heartfelt tribute to Miller stating “you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. Rest.” Grande has been said to be extremely “distraught” by his death as well as the events of the past year, which has caused her to announce a break from the public eye for the time being.

For Further Reading:

Read more about how to help a loved one suffering from a substance abuse problem.

Discussion Question:

How can we stop society’s toxic behavior of placing blame on one partner for the other partner’s behavior, especially when that blame falls disproportionately upon women in often unhealthy relationships?


Action Item:

Learn to recognize the signs of substance abuse. Offer help to someone who might need it. But at the same time, protect yourself in those relationships and set boundaries.



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