'I have cared for him' ...Ariana Grande speak about Mac Miller's death

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September 10, 2018
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'I have cared for him' ...Ariana Grande speak about Mac Miller's death

**Sir Elton John hails Mac Miller **

Sir Elton John dedicated a song to the late Mac Miller at his concert in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday.

The Donald Trump rapper passed away from an apparent overdose at the age of 26 on Friday, and the 71-year-old music legend performed his hit single Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me in Mac's memory during the first show of his 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour this weekend.

Before performing the song, Elton said: "I'd like to dedicate this song to Mac Miller. Unbelievably, 26 years of age, and passed away yesterday. It's inconceivable that someone so young, and with so much talent, could do that. And I just would like to pass all of our love and best wishes to his loved ones, his family, his friends. And Mac, wherever you are, I hope you're happy now."

Elton joins a host of stars who have paid tribute to the 'Self Care' hitmaker, including his former girlfriend Ariana Grande - whom he dated for two years until earlier this year when they split - who posted a simple black and white photo of Mac without a caption.

Meanwhile, fellow rapper G-Eazy broke down when honouring the memory of Mac - whose real name is Malcolm McCormick - at his own show in Florida on the night of his death.

Before introducing the song Everything Will Be OK', G-Eazy projected a photo of Mac onto the screen behind him, and told the crowd: "I swear, life is so f***ing fragile. Appreciate the moment. Be present in it. Tell people you love you care about them."

Mac's good friend Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to lead online tributes to the late star, writing: "I dont know what to say Mac Miller took me on my second tour ever. But beyond helping me launch my career he was one of the sweetest guys I ever knew. Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him. (sic)"

Daughter living in Lionel Richie's shaddow

Sofia Richie can "never get away" from being known as Lionel Richie's daughter.

The 20-year-old model is finding her own way in the showbiz world, but says she finds it difficult to get people to treat her as her own person, because they're always busy comparing her to her father and music legend Lionel.

Sofia says she's interested in kickstarting a music career of her own, but is worried about the "pressure" that will be placed on her to match up to the iconic talent of the Hello hitmaker.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, she said: "My dad had me in singing lessons from a really young age and I've played piano with my dad growing up, so I have that part of me.

"But it's a lot of pressure, my dad is a really respected soul singer and I feel like that is a lot of responsibility. To take it on, I'd have to do it 100 per cent and I'm not ready to do that.

"I don't want people to think I am trying to burn down my dad's hard work ... I have to try and find my own way ... But I can also never get away from the fact my dad is Lionel Richie either."

Meanwhile, 68-year-old Lionel recently credited Sofia - along with his adopted daughter Nicole Richie, and son Miles Brockman - with helping him to cope with the "massive depression" he faced after the passing of his own father in 1990.

He said: "My father was ill and I went through a very, I won't say a depression, a massive depression ... my dad was my hero. I went through that whole period of my life.

"It was something about the birth of my kid. Miles came along, Nicole was already there, I realized I had a group of people looking up to me to be the head of the house. They didn't know what the hell I did for a living so I thought at that particular point, let's go back and prove to the kids what I do. I realized, this is what I should be doing."

'I have cared for him' ...Ariana Grande speak about Mac Miller's death

Ariana Grande has broken her silence following Mac Miller's death. The 'no tears left to cry' hitmaker took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to her ex-boyfriend, who passed away after a suspected overdose on Friday.

Taking to the photo sharing site, she simply posted a candid picture of Mac. Ariana has continued to block comments on her Instagram account after vile trolls blamed her for Mac's death, with fans leaving nasty messages including "This is your fault" and "You did this to him".

Ariana was also previously blamed for Mac's car crash less than a week after their break-up, when he fled the scene after wrecking his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. However, she hit back, insisting she was not his babysitter.

One fan wrote: "Mac Miller totally his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood."

And Ariana hit back, saying: "How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (only Cinderella is ab me).

"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his sh** together is a very major problem. Let's please stop doing that. of course I didn't share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well."