Mac Miller’s struggles have been part public discussions for a while now. Those who are familiar with his music have already gotten interpreted his battles through his honest storytelling, though they might have misunderstood his lyrics’ context. He opened up to Vulture about the matter only days prior to his passing.
An interview was published the day before his overdose. One the biggest themes explored was his public persona and how he has dealt with the criticism since his rise to fame at the tender age 20. His being under the lens public scrutiny may have tainted the way people interpret his lyrics.
He addressed the interpretations some his material being linked to his current emotional state concerning his past relationship with Ariana Grande.
If anything Mac seemed more preoccupied with his craft, ruminating on his performances like the one he fered on The Colbert Report. His appearance on the show garnered mixed feelings, causing the artist to second-guess himself.
Many parts his following have blamed Ariana Grande for his demise ever since his DUI. According to Mac Miller himself, it seems like the public scrutiny he had to deal with might have been a more important factor in his state mind before his death.