“I’m a very sensitive person. But this Mac Miller sh** got me f**ked up”, says Childish Gambino when remembering Mac Miller during his concert in Chicago’s United Center yesterday.
Just as Childish Gambino starts performing his new single Riot, he says “This song is for him. Because I feel like sometimes he wanted to let go.”
The closeness between the two rappers is apparent. As a matter of fact, the two rose to the music scene around the same time. Lastly, he adds, “Like my heart was broken… and I feel good about being sad because it tells me that he was special, that I had a special moment… Everybody in this room deserves that.”
Remembering Mac Miller
The late rapper Mac Miller passed away on Saturday due to an apparent drug overdose. At 26, Mac Miller produced five studio albums. Also, the rapper was in a 2-year relationship with Ariana Grande until May of this year.
Also, Drake dedicated his Boston show to the late rapper on Saturday while performing his song Emotionless. Meanwhile, Sir Elton John dedicated his song Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me during his concert also on Saturday.
Elton John dedicates Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me to Mac Miller: “Mac, wherever you are, I hope you’re happy now” 😢 pic.twitter.com/oJHNfVFqdz
— Maeve McDermott (@maeve_mcdermott) September 9, 2018
Lastly, other rap and r&b artists and community pay tribute to Mac Miller’s death over the weekend:
I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
this hurts my heart man RIP bro @MacMiller
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) September 7, 2018
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
Rest in your peace Mac Miller.
Always exuded so much kindness and goodness.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) September 7, 2018
So sad u gone home young Mac I had to post this to smile and think about the good Time we had on the set of this movie man god bless ya family. Pittsburg we lost a real one today 🌟 @macmiller 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/AZkqUlhm1V
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) September 7, 2018