Ariana Grande Not To Blame For Mac Miller Death
Health and Wellness

It Was NEVER Her Fault

So stop blaming Ariana Grande for the untimely death of Mac Miller.


I want to start this post by stating that I understand everything I am about to write is purely an opinion on a current event. I understand that everyone will have their opinion. I would also like to extend my deepest sympathies to Mac Miller's friends and family, to Ariana Grande, and to all of the fans and artists around the world who are mourning the loss of such an influential man.

When I heard the news about the passing of Mac Miller, my heart sank. Yet another young talent was taken from this world far too soon. As more and more reports came out and as I learned his passing was by apparent overdose, I watched with disgust as the conversations started to change. The passing of Mac Miller was distorted from that of a tragedy, of a single act that he alone committed, to a string of reaction after reaction pointing fingers directly at one person: Ariana Grande.

For those who are like me, completely unaware of celebrity relationships, Ariana and Mac Miller dated for a very long time. They wrote and performed songs together and were often seen together. The true depth of their relationship was unknown to the public until Ariana Grande went on record stating the relationship had become "toxic" to her. They broke up before this statement was made.

Let me just interject a bit here for a minute. As someone who has been involved in toxic relationships in the past, the hardest thing to do is to get out. But, it is also the best thing to do. The amount that I suffered holding on to a toxic relationship for months on end is something I still struggle with to this day. Ariana Grande did what was best for her and what she absolutely had every right to do and got herself out of an unhealthy situation. This was probably her best option to ensure personal growth and mental/emotional health. She should not be burdened with having to sacrifice parts of herself to save someone.

After the news of Mac Miller's broke, the grief and shock set in and was quickly followed by people using Ariana Grande's break up with Mac Miller as a way to blame her for his death. Some posts I have seen have also included Ariana Grande's knowledge of his addiction problem. I do not know the extent of what she knew or the extent of their contact after their break up. I do not know if they were on good or bad terms. But, none of this would matter anyway.

Ariana Grande was allowed to act for herself (as I said before) when she ended a toxic relationship. It does not matter who that relationship was with, what matters is that it was detrimental for her to continue being in that relationship. The conversation should stop there. Mac Miller ultimately acted of his own accord.

One of the things I have learned over the years is you cannot help people who do not want to be helped. In the end, if Mac Miller did not want to be helped, if he did not want to be saved, if he was going down a path he had chose for himself and was not trying to turn back, then this ending, no matter how upsetting, sad, heartbreaking it truly is, is an ending he wrote for himself. I am not one to say what he would have wanted or not, but I truly believe no one is at fault and no one is to blame for an overdose. Mac Miller was an influential man but Ariana Grande was not his savior and is not and never will be responsible for his death.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

This Survey Shows How Quarantine And Drinking Relate, And I Can't Say I'm Surprised

"5 o'clock somewhere" is more of a guideline now than ever.

As it stands, and my friends and I are finally 21. We're extremely excited to be able to go out to bars and "get lit" as the kids say, but due to the pandemic, all of our plans have been put on hold. We'd rather wait and go when it's safe than risk spreading the infection and hurting our loved ones. So, we've all been quarantining apart, getting on the occasional wine zoom call. This made me wonder if anyone else our age were doing the same thing.

Then, I discovered this survey: We Surveyed Millennials And Gen Z About Their Quarantine Drinking Habits — Cheers. Here are 3 things that I discovered through the survey results.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes You Can Make With Items You Probably Already Have On-Hand

Keep these drinks in mind next time you're visiting your local farmer's market — you might want to grab some extra mint and limes.

With Summer 2020 in full swing comes the addition of many fresh fruits and vegetables to brighten up your dinner plate, but also your glass! Farmers markets are my personal favorite place to look for produce that is in season to make fun mocktails with.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July — Without Fireworks Or Social Gatherings

We created a list of things to do since social distancing may create a dent in our typical, planned traditions.

With the Fourth of July on Saturday, the usual tradition of popping fireworks, grilling out, and being surrounded by family has been modified due to the pandemic. Whether you're a loner or surrounded by family, there will most likely be some changes to your celebrations.

For weeks on social media, people across the country have been complaining that they have been subjected to fireworks going off at all times of the night into the early morning. This has sparked concern and questions about why this is happening and how are people even obtaining the fireworks.

Keep Reading... Show less

Carb And Cheese Lovers, Unite — These Are The Best Mac And Cheese Recipes On The Internet

Whether you need to get through the current pandemic or want to spice up your Fourth of July celebrations, these mac and cheese recipes will do just that.

My favorite food is mac and cheese, and it always has been. All it requires is noodles and cheese — it's so simple to make. Although it's my favorite, it can also get kind of mundane because it's such a simple recipe. This, of course, has led to many people all over the world experimenting with the American staple.

With our lives currently being turned upside down due to the pandemic, a lot of people are seeking comfort. These are scary times, and in order to make it day-to-day, we need to have our favorite foods as a standby. These recipes can also be used during your celebration of the Fourth of July.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

17 Things To Make You Feel GOOD This Week

Because some purchases are just necessary.

Y'all, we're struggling. You don't even have to tell me, I know. What a mess we're all in, right? This year is not going how we planned and the world has turned into one giant struggle bus. I guess you could be super philosophical about everything happening for a reason, but sometimes life is just hard.

There are plenty of ways to bring yourself out of whatever rut you're in. You could go for a run, have a snack, or read a book. Or, if you're really looking for an adrenaline rush, go shopping. This is obviously not going to solve the world's problems with one swift click of the "checkout" button, but hey, it may just give you the little boost you need today.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Wore A Butt Mask Every Day For A Month, And It's Officially Essential In My Daily Self-Love Routine Now

Thirty days later, my booty's as smooth as a baby's.

- Blissfully unaware that butt-care beyond squats was even something I should be considering in my self-care routine, I tried one of Bawdy Beauty's butt masks for the first time a month ago.

- I've never really given my butt a second though till I took a look at improvements that could be made with the mask — if one of the hydrating, firming, detoxifying, or brightening masks in the kit I received could either smooth out cellulite or tone my skin a bit more, I wasn't going to complain.

- Each Bawdy Beauty sheet mask comes in an individually-packaged sheet, soaked with a serum I massaged into my skin after removing said sheet. The clay butt mask comes in a convenient stick format I simply draw on to my skin and leave to set for about 10 minutes before hopping into the shower.

- I set a goal of committing myself to butt-care every day for one month. Between the regular use of sheet masks, clay masks, and their CBD Butt Balm in between, I didn't have many expectations.

- I thought the whole concept may just be a gimmick, but my butt has never looked so toned in my life, and the cellulite I had is almost completely gone. I wear one every single day when I get the chance.

I'm incredibly skeptical when it comes to marketing ploys and gimmicks in the beauty world. I'll be the first cynic to try out the latest serum on the market every influencer is raving about just to negate every grandiose claim it makes.

Keep Reading... Show less

Friends, you don't have to be quarantined to use a personal massager, you know? Because, sure, quarantine made for a lot of extra quality time with yourself, but no matter what phase of the reopening process you're in, it's normal and actually healthy to take care of your sexual needs on your own.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Books I Didn't Realize Are About Gay Women

If you read primarily LGBTQ fiction, then this list might help to expand your TBR list.

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

Frequent readers of LGBTQ fiction might feel like they're reading the same book over and over again, with few exceptions.

Most of these books were on my TBR list for months and I didn't realize they were about gay women until I was reading them, hopefully, this list of books can interest you in expanding your reading material and seeking out different stories.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments