Ariana Grande posted a tribute to her former boyfriend and rapper Mac Miller over Instagram on Saturday, one day after his tragic death.
The 26-year-old artist, who had recently released his album “Swimming,” died of an apparent overdose on Friday at his San Fernando Valley home in California. He was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene after friends called 911.
Grande’s photo, a black-and-white image of Miller sitting outside, was not accompanied by text. She disabled comments on the post too.
The “Sweetener” singer announced in May that she and Miller had split after two years of dating, describing him at the time as “one of my best friends in the whole world.”
They connected on social media back in 2012, which led to the first of their handful of musical collaborations, a cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” released months later. Miller was then featured on Grande’s 2013 breakout hit, “The Way,” with the two even sharing a lip-lock in the music video.
The duo wouldn’t make more than music together, however, until 2016 when they stepped out as a couple at the MTV Video Music Awards. Grande confirmed they were indeed dating on an “Ellen” appearance shortly after the ceremony.
Miller and Grande returned to the city a month later, taking the stage together at a benefit concert ― alongside artists Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Coldplay ― that raised $12 million for families of the victims.
About a year later, Grande confirmed they’d split via a heartfelt post on Instagram Stories, noting that she was “grateful to have him in my life in any form.”
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PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 08: Mac Miller performs at La Cigale on September 8, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 01: Mac Miller performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on September 1, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Mac Miller poses for a portrait backstage at the Fader Fort by Fiat during the SXSW 2011 on March 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 10: Rapper, producer, actor and songwriter Mac Miller performs during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Douglas Mason/Getty Images)
WANTAGH, NY - AUGUST 02: Mac Miller performs at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 2, 2012 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Mac Miller visits at SiriusXM Studios on April 30, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 853 -- Pictured: Musical guest Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller performs on June 14, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: Mac Miller performs on stage at The Forum on October 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 15: Mac Miller performs as part of Wild 94.9's Wild Jam at HP Pavilion on December 15, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 14: Mac Miller performs in support of the GO:OD AM Tour at The Fillmore Detroit on October 14, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 08: American rapper Mac Miller performs live during a concert at the Astra on May 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 29: Mac Miller performs during Lollapalooza 2016 at Grant Park on July 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande pose backstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
QUEENS, NY - OCTOBER 02: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage during The Meadows Music & Arts Festival Day 2 on October 2, 2016 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for The Meadows)
VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage at Vogue Theatre on November 6, 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Musician Mac Miller performs on the Sahara Stage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: NO SALES, free for editorial use. In this handout provided by 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert (L) Mac Miller and Ariana Grande perform on stage on June 4, 2017 in Manchester, England. Donate at www.redcross.org.uk/love (Photo by Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
MARTINDALE, TX - JULY 22: Rapper Mac Miller performs onstage during Float Fest at Cool River Ranch on July 22, 2017 in Martindale, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Mac Miller attends Mac Miller Album Listening at The Electric Room on July 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 24: The DJ Mac Miller performs live on stage during the second day of Lollapalooza Brazil Festival at Interlagos Racetrack on March 24, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande are seen attending an Oscar party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images)
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Shortly after, Miller was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges when police said he struck a power pole and fled the scene. The rapper was picked up by authorities at his home hours later with a blood-alcohol level reportedly nearly twice the legal limit.
When a fan seemingly placed blame on Grande for Miller’s legal troubles weeks later, the pop star didn’t hold back about their “toxic relationship” and why neither she nor any other woman is responsible for a partner’s actions.
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be,” she wrote weeks after their split. “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.”