The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm McCormick, was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week after suffering an apparent overdose. Grande's initial public acknowledgment of Miller's death was a simple Instagram photo of Miller, posted with no caption. After encouraging his fans to reach out and seek help for problems with addiction, he concluded: "Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proud AF for every day I live my life clean and sober".
"I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will", Grande begins.
"We talked about this", Grande continued.
"Telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding".
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Grande took to her Instagram on Friday to express her sorrow over the loss of Miller, who died at his home in California's San Fernando Valley on September 7. Today, the pop star finally broke her silence and posted a touching statement about her "dearest friend" along with a short video of him on Instagram. I really wanted to.
"I hope you're okay now".
Back in May, Miller and Grande's romantic relationship dissolved after two years. Read her heartbreaking message here. The video appears to have be filmed during an intimate dinner Ari and Mac enjoyed while they were still together.