Rest in Heaven Mac Miller

“To everyone who sell me drugs / Don’t mix it with that bulls–t / I’m hoping not to join the 27 club / Just want the coke dealer house with the velvet rug / F–k the world, there’s no one else but us.” – “Brand Name” Mac Miller

Sadly, Mac is gone….way too soon…Mac was just 26…

Though Mac Miller was known to many as the former boyfriend of Ariana Grande, the late rapper was a prolific artist who spent a decade crafting his artform.

But his immense talent also came with great struggles and, on Friday, the 26-year-old died of an apparent drug overdose.

The young artist, who referred to himself as “the coolest Jewish rapper,” was pronounced dead at 11:51 a.m. at his Studio City, California, home, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE. A cause of death is yet to be determined, but a source tells PEOPLE the rapper had gone into cardiac arrest after appearing to suffer a drug overdose.

The rapper was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His mother, a photographer named Karen Meyers is Jewish, while his father Mark McCormick, an architect, is Christian.

Miller’s love for music began at an early age and he taught himself to play numerous instruments in grade school before turning his attention to rapping. “Once I hit 15, I got real serious about it and it changed my life completely,” Miller told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2010.

He released his first mixtape But My Mackin’ Ain’t Easy in 2007 under the name EZ Mac.

Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, then dropped The Jukebox, another mixtape, in 2009. “I was still trying to figure out who I was at this point,” Miller told Post-Gazette about his first two projects. “When you’re a young kid and you’re trying to rap you listen to the radio and you don’t know what you want to talk about. I didn’t know what I wanted to talk about. I just wanted to tell people I could rap.”

After releasing his next two mixtapes K.I.D.S. and The High Life and embarking on a college tour, Miller went on tour with Wiz Khalifa in 2012.

In total, Miller has released five albums: Blue Slide Park (2011), Watching Movies with the Sound Off (2013), GO:OD AM (2015), The Divine Feminine (2016) and Swimming (2018).

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Man bolted toward Jay-Z and Beyoncé at their Atlanta show. (He didn’t get far.)

Someone just had to spoil the party.

The Beyoncé/Jay-Z spectacle that is “On the Run II” was wrapping up its Saturday night stop in Atlanta when a man ran up on stage and bolted after the couple.

He didn’t get far, and everyone’s fine. But it did make for a “what just happened?” moment to close out a show that already had plenty of “what just happened?” moments (albeit of the good kind).

Here’s what happened:

The Carters were walking off the stage after tag-teaming through two and a half hours of their respective back catalogs at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The last few strains of “Apes**t” were closing out the show with a bevy of dancers doing their thing.

A man in a white jersey jumped on stage and made a beeline toward the couple.

For a nanosecond, the dancers looked at one another. Then they sprinted into action, as did the security team.

You can see it unfold from this fan-shot angle:

Later, the tour issued a statement recounting the whole thing. The bottom line: No one’s hurt and the Carters have chosen not to press charges.

“At the end of last night’s show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage. At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation. We are happy to confirm that nobody was hurt during the incident, and Mr. & Mrs. Carter are choosing not to press charges against the individual.

“We would like to thank the hard work of our tour security who effectively restrained the individual and all of our dancers and team who handled the situation so professionally.

“Mr. & Mrs. Carter look forward to seeing you all tomorrow in Atlanta.”

Sunday is night two of the spectacle in Atlanta. And what a spectacle it is.

It started with “This. Is. Real. Life” emblazoned on gigantic screens as Jay-Z and Beyoncé took the stage and turned the private turmoils of their marriage into public art. The set list lifted heavily from the paroxysm of Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and the penance of Jay-Z’s “4:44.” It was carefully curated and exquisitely choreographed.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces Up to 3 Years In Prison & Sex Offender Registration

Fresh off the success of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Hot 100 hit “FEFE” featuring Nicki Minaj, the controversial rapper is feeling the heat from the New York District Attorney.

The D.A. is recommending he serve a stint of one to three years in state prison and register as a sex offender for violating his plea agreement, The Blast reports. A letter from Manhattan’s D.A. Office outlines the reasoning behind their decision.

“Defendant has had over two years to demonstrate to this Court that the role he played in the sexual exploitation of a thirteen-year-old child was an aberration in his otherwise law-abiding life,” the letter reads. “He has failed to do so.”

The rainbow color-haired artist previously pled guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015. In exchange for his guilty plea, sentencing was to be deferred for two years. This made him eligible for Youthful Offender adjudication, which would seal his criminal record. All he needed to do was stay out of trouble.

6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has struggled to satisfy the court’s demands though. He’s facing assault charges in Houston for allegedly choking 16-year-old fan in January. In May, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license and accused of assaulting a police officer, which he denies. Charges in the latter case have since reduced to a misdemeanor.

Sentencing for 6ix9ine is scheduled to take place on October 2.

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Ariana Grande responds to claims she cheated on Mac Miller

If you come for Ariana Grande, she’s prepared to come right back at you. The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer clapped back on Instagram, and we’re here for it.

Grande, 25, got into feisty with a troll who commented on her Sweetener track list reveal, “Pete Davidson will be the song I skip all the time.” (In case you missed it, the singer named one of her songs after her current fiancé.)

“awwwww boo f***ing hoo. Alexa play Pete Davidson,” Grande wrote back, referring to the Amazon device.

Oh, but the hater wasn’t done yet!

“Ari cheated on maccccccc,” the Instagram user replied, alleging that Grande had cheated on former flame Mac Miller.

“I didn’t but go off,” Grande snapped back. “can you like…go stan someone else? Ur boring.”

Grande and Miller, 26, announced that they had ended their two-year relationship in May, just weeks before it was revealed that she had moved on with the Saturday Night Live comedian. Grande called her prior relationship “toxic” shortly after the rapper was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges. She alleged that he couldn’t “keep his s*** together.”

But Grande’s rapper ex-boyfriend is OK. “I’ve cared about her for a long time as a person,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “I am genuinely happy that that’s how she moved. That’s good for her. Go, go, keep going! As she should. I’m just being real. That’s good. Now I have space for me. And that’s great too.”

No word on when Grande and Davidson plan to walk down the aisle, but it wasn’t last weekend as fans suspected.

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New father Travis Scott dropped his highly anticipated new album Astroworld early Friday (August 3). Now the full album credits are available, showing the host of talented names who added their touch to the offering.

Even without the credits on hand, many names were already widely known, including Drake on “Sicko Mode,” Frank Ocean on “Carousel,” and Tame Impala, The Weeknd and Pharrell on “Skeletons.”

More surprising, though, were some of the writing credits.

CyHi The Prynce is credited with writing on four songs: “Stargazing,” “Sicko Mode,” “5% Tint,” and “Coffee Bean” — though it’s not immediately clear what he specifically wrote.

Nav joins Gunna in the writing credits for “Yosemite,” on which they both appear.