Ariana Grande recently responded to a fan tribute honoring the tenth anniversary of her collaboration with her ex, the late Mac Miller, on the hit single “The Way.” The song was included in Grande’s debut album and has been certified triple platinum since its release.
A fan account wrote, “can’t believe it’s been a whole DECADE (and more) in this road together… how are u guys celebrating today?” Grande responded with a simple “I love you.” She also shared a clip from their music video together on her Instagram story.
Mac Miller passed away in 2018, and in a previous interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Grande spoke about who he was as a person and how much music meant to him. She described Miller as someone who “gave literally every single second of his thought and time and life to his music.” Grande also emphasized the importance of taking care of oneself and not losing track of time when pursuing creative endeavors.
The tribute to “The Way” and Miller’s impact on Grande’s life comes as the singer prepares to release her highly anticipated sixth studio album, “Positions.” The album, which was released in October 2020, features collaborations with artists like Doja Cat and The Weeknd.
Grande has been open about her grief over Miller’s death and has paid tribute to him in various ways over the years. In her 2019 hit single “thank u, next,” she sings about her exes, including Miller, with lyrics that convey both gratitude and heartbreak. She also paid tribute to Miller during her 2019 Sweetener World Tour by playing his music before and after her performances.
Despite the challenges she has faced, Grande has continued to make music and connect with her fans. She recently performed at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where she won the award for Female Artist of the Year. She also announced her engagement to real estate agent Dalton Gomez in December 2020.