Shortly earlier than attacking Nicki Minaj at a celebration on Friday night time, Cardi B shared a heartfelt message about Mac Miller, who was pronounced lifeless from an obvious overdose hours earlier.
“It’s very unhappy,” the “I Like It” rapper, 25, informed Billboard whereas attending the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS get together throughout New York Style Week, the place she would later get right into a bodily altercation with Minaj.
She went on to share that she hoped that on the finish of his life, Miller, 26, wasn’t battling “the stress that fame brings you.”
“I really feel like folks don’t know that fame brings you numerous unhappiness, numerous stress,” she remarked. “I simply hope that now he’s in a greater place.”
When requested whether or not she had a message for the late rapper’s household, Cardi replied, “Keep robust, look within the sky, search for messages — he can be sending some.”
“They all the time ship messages within the weirdest manner. Perhaps in a dream, possibly one thing. You’ll discover it,” she added.
Miller, whose actual title was Malcolm McCormick, was pronounced lifeless at 11:51 a.m. at his Studio Metropolis, California, house on Friday, the Los Angeles County Division of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in an announcement to PEOPLE.
A explanation for loss of life is but to be decided, however a supply informed PEOPLE that Miller had gone into cardiac arrest after showing to endure a drug overdose.
In an interview with the rapper that was launched simply in the future earlier than his loss of life, Miller informed Vulture that he did expertise “stress” rising up within the public eye, particularly as he’s been very open about his struggles with medicine and sobriety.
“Numerous occasions in my life I’ve put this stress to carry myself to the usual of no matter I assumed I used to be speculated to be, or how I used to be speculated to be perceived. And that creates stress,” he defined.
“It’s annoying to be out and have somebody come as much as me and assume they know. They’re like, ‘Yo, man, are you okay?’ I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m f— on the grocery retailer.’ You realize?,” he added. “It’s the job. That is what I signed up for.”
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Following his Macadelic tour in 2012 and the discharge of his first studio album Blue Slide Park, Miller admitted he turned to medicine to deal with stress.
“I like lean; it’s nice… I used to be not completely satisfied and I used to be on lean very heavy,” Miller informed Complicated in 2013. “I used to be so f—ed up on a regular basis it was unhealthy. My buddies couldn’t even take a look at me the identical. I used to be misplaced.”
Final month he informed Rolling Stone he doesn’t classify himself as a drug addict. “If a bunch of individuals assume I’m an enormous drug addict, Okay. Cool,” he stated. “What can I actually do? Go speak to all these folks and be like, ‘Naw man, it’s actually not that straightforward?’ Have I completed medicine? Yeah. However am I a drug addict? No.”
When you or somebody you understand is in want of assist, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.