In a video posted to her Instagram Story, fans can see the rapper wearing a suit as he talks to Ariana’s grandmother. At one point, Mac looks back to smile at Ariana, who is filming the interaction.
Just two months ago, the rapper died of an apparent overdose in his Studio City home at the age of 26, which a source previously said “truly devastated” the singer. This was evident in a tribute she made to the rapper in Sept. when she shared a cute video of her and Mac. Alongside the video, she wrote: “i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest.”
Following his death, a source told E! News,”Ariana hasn’t given herself enough time for the grieving and healing process, and feels like her emotions are out of control.”
These feelings were ultimately what led Grande to call off her brief engagement to comedian Pete Davidson last week. “She’s been battling her feelings and knows that she needs to take time for herself right now,” the insider said of her decision to end things with Pete.
Moreover, the source said, “Ever since Mac passed, she has been avoiding the grieving process and has been trying to keep herself insanely busy… Ariana wants to keep going, keep recording music and move on with her life, but understands that she needs to also deal with her emotions.”
Pete, meanwhile, is “doing fine” and leaning on his family in his time of need, a source previously told E! News.