When the 61st Grammy nominations were revealed on Thursday, fans were stoked to see the posthumous inclusion of the late-Mac Miller who died in September of this year, just a few months after his break-up with Ariana Grande who later moved on to an engagement to Pete Davidson.
Yahoo Entertainment reported earlier on the Best Rap Album category, confirming that Mac Miller, Pusha-T, Travis Scott, Nipsey Hussle, and Cardi B, were nominated. Mac released his last record around the same time as Travis released Astroworld, a decision that some music industry insiders criticized.
When news of Mac’s inclusion broke, Twitter users began praising the committee’s decision. As fans of the rapper know, he had just released Swimming, his last record, in August to relatively positive reviews.
Since Mac passed away, fans have relooked at his music, searching for any hidden meanings or innuendo which would potentially explain his untimely death.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) December 7, 2018
A lot of Mac Miller fans were thrilled to hear that he was nominated, but others were upset he wasn’t around today to see that acknowledgment. Miller said in the past that he wanted to get a Grammy nomination at some point.
Mac Miller Gets First Grammy Nomination for ‘Best Rap Album’ Congratulations!!! #GRAMMYs
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) December 7, 2018
A few other Twitter users called out the Grammys for never noticing him before he tragically died. Apparently, that didn’t seem to bother his mother, Karen Meyers, who voiced her approval of the Grammy’s decision with a few emoji-filled messages of her own.
The story-line involving Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, and Pete Davidson, has led to significant media reporting, rumor, and speculation since the 26-year-old songwriter died.
Pete and Ariana officially broke off their engagement nearly two months ago, a decision that led a plethora of Instagram users to send Pete hateful and threatening messages.
In fact, they got so bad that Davidson came out with an Instagram post saying that no matter how many people wished for him to kill himself, he would never do it. The Saturday Night Live alum’s response to online hate sparked a conversation about harassment and bullying once again.