Ariana Grande Calls Mac Miller Her 'Dearest Friend' In An Emotional Tribute

"I can't believe you aren't here anymore."

Over the weekend, Ariana Grande posted an emotional tribute to her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who passed away earlier this month at age 26. The singer shared a video of Miller laughing (with her off camera) on Instagram and added an emotional caption.

"i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will," the 25-year-old singer wrote. "i can't believe you aren't here anymore. i really can't wrap my head around it."

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Miller and Grande broke up earlier this year. The rapper had struggled with addiction, and is suspected to have died of an overdose. "we talked about this. so many times," Grande wrote on Instagram. "i'm so mad, i'm so sad i don't know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else."

She went on to share, "i'm so sorry i couldn't fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you're okay now. rest."

According to People, Grande also shared that she was listening to Miller's song "Ladders" in an Instagram Story on Saturday. The song, from Miller's most recent album Swimming, includes the lyrics, "Somehow we gotta find a way / No matter how many miles it takes." She also posted that she was listening to "Dunno," which fans reportedly believe is about her.

Grande has been quiet on social media since Miller's death, besides sharing a black-and-white Instagram photo of the late rapper, with no caption. In the meantime, many have defended the singer from hate. As Grande herself wrote on Twitter in response to criticism following her break-up with Miller, "I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be."

Last week, Grande's brother Frankie posted his own tribute to Miller, sharing how the rapper helped him on his journey to sobriety. "This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE," he reminded his Instagram followers who may be struggling.

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