Stars Remember Mac Miller At 'Celebration of Life' Concert And We're Crying RN
Friends, fans and celebrities have come together to celebrate the life of Mac Miller in a tribute concert today in Los Angeles.
Just under two months since the rapper died from a suspected overdose, a tribute show called 'Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life' was today held in honour of the 26-year-old.
Featuring a star-studded line-up with artists such as Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, SZA, Earl Sweatshirt, Travis Scott, Vince Staples, and more, all proceeds from tickets are set to be donated to the Mac Miller Circles Fund -- a charity which Mac’s family formed to support arts education and resources in Pittsburgh.
Between performances, heartfelt video messages from Mac's muso friends were played, with fellow rapper Childish Gambino leading the tributes to the late star.
“You were a really necessary and intelligent light and I’m really glad we met, I’m glad you made music and to all the Mac fans out there, thank you for joining him and being part of his journey,” Childish Gambino told the crowd.
Pharrell added, “Listening to all of your recent music, you really were using your voice. It’s amazing. The world misses you bro, rest easy. Definitely in peace.”
Along with remembering Mac, DJ Zane Lowe also lead a minute’s silence at the concert in memory of the victims of Saturday’s synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh.
Ariana Grande didn't appear to be at the tribute show, though she did post a picture to her Instagram story showing her wearing a white hoodie featuring the words, “I’m not a rapper,” which her ex Miller had previously been seen wearing while in a relationship with the singer.
Following the concert, Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, said, “He was a caring, loving human with a smile that could light up the sky and a soul that was out to make the world a kinder place and the MMCF will continue to do just that.”