A lot has happened in the past few months in singer Ariana Grande's life. The latest incident that's been causing her emotional distress was the sudden death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller. The American rapper died of a drug overdose on September 7. She's been trying to hold it together for some weeks now but the cracks are beginning to show as she sparked a wave of concern among fans when she tweeted. "Can I please have one okay day. Just one. pls. I'm so tired pls."
They were followed by more concerning, however, short phrases like 'ty for loving me sm I do not deserve it(sic)' and when a fan tried to comfort her by using a previous tweet of hers saying 'everything will be okay', Ariana replied with 'j f*****g k' clearly indicating that things are not what they seem.
The 'No tears left to cry' singer's Instagram account was inundated with comments on the day her ex-boyfriend died. Some said it was her fault that he died and that she was 'outright evil'. Things had come to such a pass that she had to disable comments for some time. Ariana had always maintained how she had tried to support the rapper overcome his addiction and had tried to help him off it but when all failed, she had to take the tough step of ending their relationship. Despite the stress between them, the singer always carried a sense of respect for her ex-boyfriend.
After his death, the singer tried hard to grieve but she was under constant scrutiny. Following his death, Ariana posted several tributes to the late rapper and also included a message. “I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will,” she wrote. “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this so many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do.”
The events even before Miller's death may have contributed to this public appeal for privacy and normalcy. The Manchester bombing hit her especially hard since it took place while she was performing. She confessed to struggling with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in the months following the incident. “I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry,” she had said.
It is difficult to pinpoint what may have led to this outburst on Twitter. Some reports have attributed this to fiance Pete Davidson's recent spate of controversial interviews about their relationship and the flak that comes her way as a result of this.
Tired by all the drama that had ensued since Miller's death, the pop star announced that she was going on a much-needed break. She even skipped the Emmy Awards for this reason. A statement from her representative read: "Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding."