Ariana Grande breaks down during emotional concert in Mac Miller's hometown

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He was romantically involved with Ariana, though they had split up by the time he died but it still hits the 25-year-old singer hard, and she once again shed a tear for him during a performance in Pittsburgh, Mac's hometown.

It was an emotional night for Ariana Grande.

Grande had paid tribute to Mac even before the show began; while the audience was getting seated at PPG Paints Arena, the rapper's music was played.

Ariana went one step further with her remembrance and made sure to leave an empty seat reserved for Mac at her concert.

Nine months after his death on September 7, 2018, Mac Miller appears in his first official posthumous verse alongside Kali Uchis on the First Nationals' newest track, "Time". The track, which was recorded in May 2018 with the group best known as Anderson.Paak's band, marks the first official posthumous release featuring the rapper.


Grande and Miller dated from summer 2016 to spring 2018 before suddenly breaking up.

Grande usually closes her shows with "Thank U, Next", a glistening anthem about self-love and moving on.

"At the end of it all, my dear friend Mac and my newfound friend Sia helped me make a song to touch the world and help many deal with adversities we're faced with, but That's Life".

Fans captured videos of the tearful pop singer taking pauses at times when performing songs with lyrics that mention Miller and are believed to be about him.

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