TMZ has dropped a giant pile of sad by reporting that rapper Mac Miller (born name: Malcolm James McCormick ) died at his home Studio City, CA today. They say he died of an apparent overdose. He was only 26.
Law enforcements sources tell TMZ that Mac was found by a friend around noon today. That friend called 911. Mac Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wikipedia tells me that Mac Miller started rapping when he was only 14 years old. He put out several mix tapes, before releasing his debut album Blue Side Park in 2011. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. His latest album, Swimming, just came out in August, and he was supposed to begin his tour for the album next month.
Many of us old hos know Mac from when he dated Ariana Grande. They were together for about two years and broke up in May.
Mac talked a lot about his struggle with addiction, and said that after Blue Side Park came out, he got hooked on the bad shit cocktail known as Purple Drank. In 2013, Mac said that he kicked his Purple Drank addiction. But not long after he and Ariana broke up, he crashed his G Wagon into a pole and left the scene. Police found him by tracking the address listed for his license plate and he admitted he was driving under the influence. He was charged with DUI and driving with a BAC of over .08. Some messes blamed Ariana for Mac’s problems and she slapped them down with her ponytail. Mac had a court hearing scheduled for September 11.
And because we live in a world where I report about someone’s last tweet, this is one of the last things Mac Miller tweeted:
I just wanna go on tour
— Mac (@MacMiller) September 7, 2018
Rest in peace, Mac Miller.