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Ariana Grande cries on stage while honoring late ex Mac Miller in his hometown on Sweetener tour


Ariana Grande cries on stage while honoring late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller in his hometown on Sweetener tour

Ariana Grande enlisted the help of her fans as she sang an emotional tribute to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller on Wednesday night. 

The 25-year-old singer choked back tears as she sang Thank U, Next to a packed stadium in Miller’s hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on her Sweetener tour.

Grande stumbled around the lyrics ‘Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm,’ but the audience made sure to back up their favorite performer and helped her recover with a wild applause for the rapper.

Sad: Ariana Grande enlisted the help of her fans as she sang an emotional tribute to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller on Wednesday night

Sad: Ariana Grande enlisted the help of her fans as she sang an emotional tribute to her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller on Wednesday night

Ariana stood in the middle of the stage with back-up vocalists on each side during the performance.

Pink lights highlighted the stage and fans could be heard singing the lyrics along with Grande. 

TMZ also reported that Ariana ‘got upset’ during the opening performance of Raindrops (An Angel Cried), a song which is reportedly about the end of her relationship with Miller.  

Star: Grande stumbled around the lyrics 'Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm,' but the audience made sure to back up their favorite performer and helped her recover with a wild applause for the rapper; seen in March

Star: Grande stumbled around the lyrics ‘Wish I could say thank you to Malcolm,’ but the audience made sure to back up their favorite performer and helped her recover with a wild applause for the rapper; seen in March

Sweetener: Ariana stood in the middle of the stage with back-up vocalists on each side during the performance

Sweetener: Ariana stood in the middle of the stage with back-up vocalists on each side during the performance

In addition to her tributes on stage, she made sure to keep Miller’s music in fans ears as she played a few of his songs over the speakers at PPG Paints Arena.

Ariana went one step further with her remembrance and made sure to leave an empty seat reserved for Mac at her concert. 

Mac (born Malcom McCormick) died from an accidental overdose at his home in Studio City, California on Sept. 7. He was 26. 

Love: The former couple dated for nearly two years before calling it quits on their relationship in April 2018; seen in 2016

Love: The former couple dated for nearly two years before calling it quits on their relationship in April 2018; seen in 2016

The former couple dated for nearly two years before calling it quits on their relationship in April 2018.

Mac reportedly left ‘more than $4.48million’ in cash, savings and Facebook stock in his estate at the time of his death, according to TMZ.

His parents have also kept their son’s legacy alive with The Mac Miller Circles Fund, which has already raised $1million in donations to help children and community-building programs in his hometown of Pittsburgh. 

Tragic: Mac (born Malcom McCormick) died from an accidental overdose at his home in Studio City, California on Sept. 7. He was 26; seen in July

Tragic: Mac (born Malcom McCormick) died from an accidental overdose at his home in Studio City, California on Sept. 7. He was 26; seen in July

 

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