'I’m so sorry I couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to.'
It was announced this month that US rapper Mac Miller had died of a suspected drug overdose, found dead in his California home.
There was an outpouring of love following the 26-year-old’s tragic death, with Mac having famously struggled with substance abuse for years.
Celebrities and fans came out in their thousands to pay tribute to the rapper, with the brother of his former girlfriend of two years Ariana Grande, Frankie Grande, calling him ‘a good friend’ and crediting Miller for helping him with his own addiction.
Ariana chose to stay silent, instead posting a captionless black and white photo of Miller to her Instagram.
This week however, the God is a Woman singer broke her silence, releasing an emotional statement about her ex boyfriend, alongside a sweet throwback video of the him laughing.
‘I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will,’ she posted in a heartbreaking goodbye. ‘I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. 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.’
Ariana concluded her message: ‘the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.’
Our thoughts are with Mac Miller’s loved ones.