AceShowbiz - Ever since Mac Miller shockingly passed away last year, Ariana Grande has never stopped honoring the late rapper whenever there's a chance. And that was what the 25-year-old Grammy-winning songstress did when she kicked off her "Sweetener World Tour" in Albany, New York, on Monday night, March 18.
Those in attendance at the concert took to social media to share that several of Mac's songs were played at the Times Union Center before Ariana took the stage. "Ariana Grande is playing Mac Miller right before her opening song for sweetener tour rn and my heart can't handle it SO MANY TEARS," one fan wrote on Twitter.
Ariana grande is playing Mac Miller right before her opening song for sweetener tour rn and my heart can’t handle it SO MANY TEARS— gabi (@gabidaviss) March 19, 2019
"@ArianaGrande thank you for playing @MacMiller before the start of your show. Thank you for spreading his music around the world one last time," another said. "Aaaaand they're playing Mac Miller at the Ariana Grande concert. Not emotional no no no not at all," one other noted.
Aaaaand they're playing Mac Miller at the Ariana Grande concert— Maris (@MarissaCitarell) March 19, 2019
Not emotional no no no not at all
In addition to playing the her ex-boyfriend's songs during the show, Ariana opened the concert by singing "Raindrops" that many people believe is about her breakup with Mac.
This is hardly the first time Ariana honored Mac following his tragic death in September 2018. For instance, she got a new ink on her foot that dedicated to the deceased rapper's dog named Myron. The tattoo covered up an ink that she got to honor ex-fiance Pete Davidson's father. Most notably, she mentioned Mac on her mega hit "Thank U, Next", which found her singing, "Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm/ 'Cause he was an angel."
Mac passed away on September 7, 2018 of an accidental drug overdose due to "mixed drug toxicity" of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine, Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed. He was 26 years old.