Ariana Grande Shuts It Down

The singer was blamed on Instagram for Mac Miller's death
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2018 6:00 PM CDT
Ariana Grande performs during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) – Ariana Grande has had enough. Blamed by some Instagram followers for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's death on Friday, the 25-year-old disabled comments on her social media feed, reports People. Commenters hurled lowballs like "You lowkey evil," "Damn u killed the homie," and "I HOPE YOURE [sic] HAPPY WITH PETE [Davidson]," according to a tweet from Pop Crave. Grande has kept mum about the rapper's death, posting only a quick video of her UK hotel room with the words, "Bye London." The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer has been down this road before, when Miller was arrested in May for a DUI following his breakup with Grande. Naturally, some blamed her for his behavior.

"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be," she wrote on Twitter at the time. "I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his s— together is a very major problem." Miller blamed himself for the DUI, per People, but that didn't stop some from criticizing Grande this time around. Now it seems the Twitterverse is on her side: "I hope Ariana has a strong support systems [sic] because the locals are intent on blaming her for something she has no business being blamed for ... AGAIN," reads a sample tweet. "Wishing you nothing but peace and strength." Miller died of a suspected drug overdose. (Read more celebrity death stories.)

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