The hashtag #ArianaKilledMac explodes following the death of rapper Mac Miller; some blame ex Ariana Grande and others defend her

by Asfa Shakeel

Following the Mac Miller’s overdose, half of social media is blaming Ariana Grande and the other half is defending her using #ArianaKilledMac.

Miller was found dead in his home in San Fernando Valley at around noon on Friday, September 7. A friend of Miller’s called 911 and the rapper was pronounced dead on the spot.

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Miller deleted his Instagram after the break up. (Image source: Instagram/Mac Miller)

Fans have since his death flooded social media with speculation about Grande’s involvement in Miller’s passing.

Using the hashtag #ArianaKilledMac, many are suggesting that his overdose was a result of her breaking up with him and getting together with Davidson shortly after. Miller and Grande broke up in May, and she got engaged to Davidson next month, in June.

Other fans of Grande have taken to social media to remind everyone that drug addiction is a powerful but personal disease, and that like everyone else, Grande also lost a friend with the passing of Mac Miller.

Ariana has not yet commented on the hate, though her fiance Pete Davidson has wiped his Instagram after hateful comments on recent posts.

Image source: Instagram/Pete Davidson

Mac Miller had battled addiction before and was arrested for drunk driving in May. He was given a DUI and charged with a hit and run.

At the time, Miller told PEOPLE“But it was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally have the whole thing stop.” The incident happened a week after the rapper broke up with longtime girlfriend Ariana Grande.

The two separated because of conflicting schedules. Grande took to social media to write a defense of Miller and talk about the split, saying the two were still great friends and that she had nothing but love and respect for him. Just a few weeks later, Grande and Pete Davidson started dating and soon after, they got engaged.

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Ariana Grande and Mac Miller have broken up after dating for two years. (Image source: Instagram/Ariana Grande)

In a later interview, Mac said that he was happy about Ariana Grande’s engagement to Pete Davidson. He said, “Life is stressful. You know what I mean so of course there were stressful times. It’s not that unique. You know like I was in love with somebody. We were together for two years. We worked through good times, bad times, stress, and everything else. And then it came to an end and we both moved on. And it’s that simple you know. And like I haven’t been on the internet. So you know people have assumed that I’m you know like, ‘Are you OK. Is everything OK?‘”

In an interview with Apple Music, Miller also said, “I am happy for her and moving forward with her life just as I’m sure she is with me.

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