Mac Miller's DUI charges to be dropped
Late rapper Mac Miller was to appear before the Los Angeles court on Tuesday but he has been 'dropped off the docket'
The DUI charges against late rapper Mac Miller are set to be dropped. According to TMZ's sources, the City Attorney's Office will "officially drop the charges against Mac". Ariana Grande's ex-boyfriend was to appear before the Los Angeles court on Tuesday but he has been "dropped off the docket".
The 26-year-old rapper was charged with a DUI after crashing his car into a power pole in Los Angeles this May. Miller confessed to the crash when police arrived at his home. He was taken into custody and released on a $15,000 bail. Shortly after the crash, ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande posted a statement about their former relationship, clearly concerned about the substance abuse, writing that she had "cared for him and tried to support his sobriety."
He died at the age 26 of an apparent overdose on 7 September. The Pittsburg-based rapper was reportedly found on Friday at around noon at his San Fernando Valley home and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities were reportedly alerted by a male friend who placed a 911 call from Mac's home.
After the incident, a source close to Grande told ET, "Although the two ended their relationship, Ariana always shared a deep connection with Mac and wanted nothing but the best for him. Ariana is very upset." Another source revealed, "Despite their split, Ariana had always been supportive of his sobriety."
Grande and the late rapper dated for two years and were very much in love, but fate had other plans. Although the two never really had a bitter split, it was a painful one. However, the two remained good friends. In one of her Instagram stories post their break-up, she had described him as one of her "best friends in the whole world".
When they split, she wrote, "I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us." She continued, "Unconditional love is not selfish. It is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it's not you. I can't wait to know and support you forever, and I'm so proud of you!!"
It is unclear how they met but their first appearance together was back in 2012, when the two collaborated on a cover of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'. It was for Ariana's YouTube channel. The collab must have gone great as both collaborated again soon after in 2013 - this time on Ariana's single, 'This Way'. Mac Miller's latest album, his fifth studio effort, titled 'Swimming' arrived recently on August 3. As TMZ points out, his 2014 mixtape, 'Faces', was almost autobiographical on the subject of drug use, with several references to premature death in the lyrics.