|“||I met him when I was 19. We have loved and adored and respected each other since the beginning, since before we even met, just because we were fans of each other’s talent. We weren’t ready at all, though, to be together. It’s just timing.||”|
Malcolm James McCormick (professionally known as Mac Miller) is an American rapper. He has worked professionally with Ariana Grande multiple times, most notably as a featured artist on "The Way". Ariana and Mac have been close friends for years and began dating in August 2016.
2012 - 2015
Ariana and Mac met in the second half of 2012 when she was 19. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Ariana said they were fans of each other's music and talent before they met. They become good friends and recorded a cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside" in December 2012 which Ariana posted on her YouTube channel.
The following year in March, Ariana released her debut single titled "The Way". Mac was featured in the song and rapped one verse. In an interview, Ariana detailed that they baked cookies while they recorded the song. Ariana said she wanted Mac to be on the song as soon as she heard it. At the end of the music video for the song, Mac and Ariana kiss. This caused a lot of speculation of a romantic relationship between the two. Even more rumors circulated when Ariana and her boyfriend Jai broke up briefly after the song was released. Ariana denied all of this saying that the kiss was directed and that she and Mac were just friends. In April 2013, Mac said of Ariana, "Well [Ariana is] a very, very talented singer, like she can sing incredibly. And, that's awesome and she's a great person. She's one of the nicest just people I've ever met in my life." On September 2013, Ariana said in an interview with Hot 97 that Mac is one of her "best friends in the world, like in the whole world". Throughout 2013, Mac would appear sometimes during Ariana's live performances for "The Way".
During the next two years, Ariana and Mac did not collaborate and were not seen out together very often. It is assumed they still kept in touch.
2016 - present
On July 15, 2016, (a few days after her breakup with Ricky Alvarez) Ariana went to Disneyland with Mac and Victoria Monet. In the same week, they went out with some more friends to play Pokemon Go. In early August, a remix of "Into You" was released with an added verse by Mac Miller. Mac performed "The Way" with Ariana again at the Hot 100 Music Festival on August 20.
On August 21, 2016, Ariana and Miller were spotted kissing after going to a sushi restaurant. This was the first confirmation of a romantic relationship. Ariana and Mac were seen walking out of a tattoo parlor together on August 26. Ariana is featured on the third single off The Divine Feminine, "My Favorite Part". Ariana has an intro for the album on the first track, "Congratulations" featuring Bilal.
Some time in 2016, Ariana filmed a music video for "Dang" by Mac Miller, but it was never released and only a short snippet of the two in the video was leaked.
During a Q&A, Ariana confessed that she recorded a new song with Mac Miller.
On April 1, 2017 Mac Miller joined Ariana on stage and performed "The Way".
Later in April Ariana and Mac went to Coachella together.
|"I'll give you all I have and nothing less, I promise."|
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- ↑ Cosmopolitan - Ariana Grande Doesn't Need a Partner to Feel Complete
- ↑ Billboard - Ariana Grande Talks Breakout Hit 'The Way': Watch New Music Video
- ↑ MTV - Mac Miller + Ariana Grande Forever? Nope, She's Just A 'Homey'
- ↑ YouTube - My interview with Hot 97
- ↑ DailyMail - Ariana Grande stays incognito under huge visor as she makes a late night trip to Disneyland
- ↑ DailyMail - Ariana Grande joins a late night Pokemon Go Hunt
- ↑ Yahoo - Listen To Mac Miller Guest on Ariana Grande’s “Into You” remix
- ↑ Billboard - Ariana Grande Brings Out Mac Miller to Perform 'The Way'
- ↑ TMZ - Ariana Grande Locks Lips with Another Rapper
|September 3, 2013 • 46:28 • Republic Records|
|Released||Almost Is Never Enough • Baby I • Better Left Unsaid • Daydreamin' • Honeymoon Avenue • Lovin' It • Piano • Popular Song • Right There • Tattooed Heart • The Way • You'll Never Know|
|Unreleased||Boyfriend Material • Direct Contact • Do You Love Me • La Vie En Rose • Nobody Does It Better • Pink Champagne • Stick Around • Suitcase • Voodoo Love • You're My Only Shawty|
|Ariana Grande • Big Sean • Mac Miller • MIKA • Nathan Sykes|
|The Listening Sessions Tour|