Sadly, a few negative things have happened in Mac Miller’s life in recent days: He and Ariana Grande broke up (she’s reportedly dating Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson now), and last week, Miller was arrested for drunk driving after crashing into a power pole and fleeing the scene on foot. As long as Twitter exists, it will always be full of bad takes, and after one user tried to make an unfair connection to Miller and Grande’s break-up and Miller’s automotive incident, Grande felt the need to respond.
The user in question tweeted, “Mac Miller totaling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood.”
To that, Grande posted a lengthy response, writing that she “tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years,” and that “shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem.” She also called their relationship “toxic,” saying:
“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying that someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which [by the way] isn’t the case (just “Cinderella” is [about] me). I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that. Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening, but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well.”
It’s a rough time for Grande as well, since the Manchester concert bombing happened a year ago yesterday, and she still hasn’t fully healed from that. She said in a recent interview, “Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world. I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day. I wish there was more that I could fix. You think with time it’ll become easier to talk about. Or you’ll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it’s still very painful.”