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Learning about the passing of a loved one is never easy. Grief is a tricky thing and many people handle it differently. Especially with news of a sudden passing, it’s normal to be in a state of shock. G-Eazy may have had it particularly difficult, because he had to perform just minutes after learning about the unexpected death of close friend Mac Miller. The rapper says he had to “dig deep” to find the strength to get on stage. When the news broke that Mac passed of what has now been confirmed as an accidental drug overdose back in September, G-Eazy was at his Tampa tour stop on the Endless Summer Tour.
The “No-Limit rapper was actually right in the middle of a meet-and-greet with fans and he sensed something wasn’t right. He detailed the surreal moment, “It was so hard. I was in my meet-and-greet and… I didn’t know, I hadn’t been on my phone…,” he said in a recent interview with Peter Rosenberg. He continued, “I see Ty really emotional and I had never seen him like that. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ Everybody was being really funny and as soon as my meet-and-greet was over, they (his managers) walked me to my dressing room and wouldn’t tell me until I got in, and they told me and it hit me like really, really, really heavily.”
G says he and his other tour mates, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Uzi Vert, all had to try and push through the difficult news to continue the concert. He was determined to push through in memory of his friend, “I had to really dig deep to find a way to do it and to talk about it in the right way, to honor somebody who had given the world so much through his voice.” During the show, he dedicated the track “Everything Will Be OK” to his late friend and understandably, broke down onstage. He urged the crowd to appreciate the blessings in their lives and tell the ones they cherish they love them.
Though the awful circumstances, he of course had some amazing words to say about Malcolm, “It’s one of those situations where it really is what people say: he affected so many people in such a powerful way by being such a pure, amazing soul and spirit, You hear it in the music and everything.” Check out the heartfelt message he posted after the show:
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