Mac Miller’s friend defends Ariana Grande in light of her ex’s death

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Getty Images Kevin Winter

The US rapper, 26, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Friday after suffering a reported overdose.

Ariana dated Mac, birth name Malcolm James McCormick, for about two years, splitting in May. She was all about him being healthy.

"She was deeply helpful and effective in keeping Mac sober and helping him get sober", he continued.

Shane Powers dropped an episode of his podcast "The Shane Show" on Monday night, which was totally dedicated to remembering Mac, and in it he says Ariana was a "G" to him. Dispatch audio obtained by TMZ reveals he may have been in cardiac arrest. In his brief career, his meteoric rise to fame was kicked off by the album Blue Slide Park, which topped the charts in 2011, the first indie album to do so.


"I was doing a lot of drugs around that time, which is another difference now. I was now not happy and I was on lean very heavy", Miller suggested Advanced in 2013. My friends couldn't even look at me the same. "I am now not a babysitter or a mother and no girl ought to feel that they want to be ..."

Now, of course, she's being attacked not only for her decision to finish with him earlier this year, but because she began dating "SNL" star Pete Davidson just weeks after and became engaged the following month. But a new report has revealed that Ariana was actually a really supportive, incredible and caring girlfriend to Miller the entire time throughout their relationship. "We both do similar things, that it doesn't have to be one way or the other".

A spokesperson for the LAPD told ET, "There was a radio call related to a death investigation into an adult male" at Miller's San Fernando Valley home on Friday at 11:42 a.m.

Puth took to his social networking sites after the news of Miller's passing surfaced online last week and admitted he was so "happy" he got to know him.

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