Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

Photo: via Rostrum Records, cover art from the album “GO:OD AM”

Rapper Mac Miller has reportedly died of a drug overdose, according to TMZ. The 26-year-old rapper was dealing with substance abuse issues and had recently been charged with a DUI after wrecking his G-Wagon and leaving the scene in May.

Miller’s accident occurred following a public break-up with singer Ariana Grande. Following Miller’s accident and arrest, Grande was blasted on social media by trolls who blamed her for his depression and drug abuse.

Grande said she should not be blamed for his issues and posted the following message on her Instagram: “How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety … but shaming, blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s— together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that. (sic)”

Miller was born Malcolm James McCormick in Pittsburgh and gained a major following after signing to Rostrum Records, the same label that signed Wiz Khalifa. He released five albums, including Swimming, which was released in August.

 

 

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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