Miller, who died 5 months in the past from an unintended overdose on the age of 26, was nominated in the identical class for his fifth and closing studio album, Swimming, which misplaced to Cardi’s Invasion of Privateness — after the Recording Academy invited Miller’s grieving mother and father to attend the awards present.
After Cardi’s win, Miller’s ex Ariana Grande shared her frustration about Miller’s loss on Twitter, later clarifying that she wasn’t upset at Cardi, however on the Recording Academy for inviting Miller’s mother and father to look at him lose.
In an Instagram video the place she thanked varied individuals, together with her household, crew and followers, Cardi, 26, additionally shouted out the late rapper.
“I learn an article that Mac Miller’s household stated that if he don’t win, they need me to win so I’m sharing this Grammy with you mom f—er. Relaxation in peace,” she stated, then sharing a screenshot of the article to her Instagram.
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Grande, 25, commented with six black hearts on the rapper’s put up to indicate her assist.
Although he didn’t win, Miller was honored through the In Memoriam phase of the present. His mother and father, Karen Meyer and Mark McCormick, have been additionally in attendance — and it’s their presence that the majority upset Grande.
The singer tweeted, “f—” and “trash” through the present, later clarifying that she was not referring to Cardi.
“Nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” she wrote on Twitter.
Grande informed followers in one other message: “She’s by no means and that’s not what i meant and u know that.”
A supply confirmed to PEOPLE, “It has nothing to do with Cardi,” including that Grande “was very upset” that Miller misplaced when the Grammys invited his mother and father attended the present.
In response to a different tweet about why the Grammys didn’t award Miller realizing his mother and father have been on the present, Grande wrote, “this. that is what i meant. karen was gonna have a inexperienced go well with made.”
All of those tweets have since been deleted.
Cardi took residence the Grammy for finest rap album at Sunday’s ceremony for Invasion of Privateness, beating out a few of hip hop’s greatest stars for the coveted honor. She turned the second feminine artist to win the award after Lauryn Hill received with the Fugees in 1997.
The rapper appeared shocked when her identify was learn and eventually got here onstage with husband Offset, 27, by her aspect. The 2 confirmed their reconciliation on the carpet earlier than the present after separating late final yr.
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“Babe, I can’t breathe. Oh my goodness, whoa baby. I’m sorry,” she stated with Offset beside her. “I’m sorry, I simply, whoa — the nerves are so dangerous. Perhaps I would like to start out smoking weed.”
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She continued, referencing her child lady, “I wanna thank my daughter. Not simply because she’s my daughter, it’s as a result of when I discovered I used to be pregnant, my album was not full … we was like, ‘Now we have to get this album carried out so we are able to shoot these movies whereas I used to be nonetheless not exhibiting,’ and it was very lengthy nights.”
She additionally thanked her husband. “Nah, ’trigger severely he was like, ‘You gonna do that album, lady. We gonna have this child and we gonna make this album.’”