Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home from an apparent drug overdose. He was 26.
The Pittsburgh native, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, was charged with a DUI in May after he crashed his vehicle into a power pole in Southern California.
Miller opened up on his arrest during a sit-down interview with Zane Lowe.
“I made a stupid mistake. I’m a human being,” Miller said on Beats 1. “But it was the best thing that could have happened. Best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally have the whole thing stop.”
The Hip Hop community is shaken by Miller’s loss:
DAM LETS ALL SAY A PRAYER TO GOD FOR MAC MiLLER TO GO TO HEAVEN SUCH A GOOD ENERGY HE HAD A ViBE THAT BRiGHTENED UP ANY ROOM ALWAYS i WiLL NEVER FORGET MAKiNG AQUABERRY DOLPHiN AT YOUR HOUSE U LAUGHED WHEN i SAiD TO PUT AN ACTUAL DOLPHiN ON THE SONG 😂 LOVE U BROTHER @MacMiller pic.twitter.com/38s0JBS4iR
— VåNiLLå GōRiLLå 🗯🦍 (@JODYHiGHROLLER) September 7, 2018
Praying for Mac’s family and that he rest easy 🙏🏽👼🏽 #pgh #412
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) September 7, 2018
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.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 7, 2018
RIP Mac Miller 🙏🏾
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) September 7, 2018