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The ‘Who Says’ hitmaker ‘discovered a new dimension to the sadness’ of Mac’s passing after he turned down an invite to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine.
John Mayer regretted not knowing Mac Miller more personally before the latter died of accidental overdose. On Friday, December 28, the “Your Body Is a Wonderland” hitmaker uploaded an emotional post over the late rapper on Instagram, explaining why he declined to take part in a magazine tribute for the latter.
Posting a solo picture of the “Loud” rapper, the 41-year-old singer began by recalling, “Several weeks ago, I was sent an email asking if I wanted to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine as part of an end-of-year recap.” He then clarified, “I passed on it, not because I didn’t want to talk more about him, but because I couldn’t; I had shared all the memories I had of him in the brief time of our getting to know one another.”
“I replied to the email and sat in silence for a few minutes,” the ex-boyfriend of Katy Perry continued. “That day, I discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing – I wasn’t upset because I knew him well. I was upset because I didn’t. I wish I had more to tell you about Mac Miller. What I do have to remember him by are a couple of beautiful mental photographs that I’ll keep with me the rest of my life.”
This wasn’t the first post Mayer dedicated to Miller. Several days after the MC’s death in September, the “New Light” singer wrote on his social media account, “This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in.”
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This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in. I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down. I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship. He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts. Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out. The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people. He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal. You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.) Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.
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The seven-time Grammy winner elaborated on how they “established a nice little friendship” and the last time he saw Miller. He went on to praise the rapper, “He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that. I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.”
Miller was found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley on September 7. The former boyfriend of Ariana Grande was 26. In November, officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled that he died from “mixed drug toxicity.” A combination of cocaine, ethanol and fentanyl was found in his system.
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