“Rest in peace to my boy, Mac Miller. He actually DM-ed me a week before he passed,” the “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” rapper, 28, explained to Us Weekly. “I was so busy dealing with so much stuff…I wasn’t able to respond back to him. It hurt me, to this day.”
The Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars castmember confessed that Mac had reached out to see if he was in LA. “Then, like, the next week, I got the news [of his passing] and I was just like, ‘Man, I wish I couldn’t hit him back and, you know, we could’ve had a conversation,’ but you know, rest in peace, Mac Miller,” he said.
RIP Mac Miller 🙏🏾
— Soulja Boy (Young Drako) 💲🔌🔫 (@souljaboy) September 7, 2018
Mac’s toxicology report claimed that he had died from a combination of several drugs — fentanyl, cocaine, and ethanol. The “What’s the Use?” singer was just 26 years old. It was no surprise that he was back to using drugs, since he had always been honest with his fans about how hard it was for him to get sober.
“I was doing a lot of drugs around that time,” he confessed to Billboard Magazine in 2015. “Which is another difference now: I’m not doing as many drugs. It just eats at your mind, doing drugs every single day, every second. It’s rough on your body.”
The entertainment industry was in mourning, but so was his ex, Ariana Grande. Even though the former couple split in May, we’re sure it wasn’t easy for him to see her move on and get engaged to Pete Davidson a couple of months later. However, things didn’t last between the pop star and the SNL star either.
While the 25-year-old has been open about his mental health struggles, it seemed like his broken engagement really got to him, as he posted an alarming Instagram message that said he didn’t want to “be on this earth” anymore. Luckily, Pete has been doing better, since he was recently spotted with model Kate Beckinsale at the Golden Globes and has been enjoying time with BFF Machine Gun Kelly.
The Grammy nominee wasn’t shy about addressing his feelings about what Ari has been going through the last couple of months. “The whole situation with Ariana, it’s just, it’s just touching because mental health and suicide [are] so…relevant right now,” he said. “You just sit back and just hope that it doesn’t happen to anybody you know and you just gotta know it’s a very serious subject, you know, it’s a very serious topic right now.”
Forget, but don’t regret, Soulja Boy!