Mac Miller’s passing left the entire music world in shock, but many people haven’t forgotten about him. One rapper to recently commemorate the late Swimming artist was Travis Scott, who dedicated his last song to Mac in Las Vegas this weekend.
On Saturday night, Travis spit a freestyle verse in front of his fans in Sin City, referring to Mac as the “Superstar Boy,” and finishing it off with, “I love you, always be my boy.” You can check out the tweet below to see it in full.
The MC delivered a few more lines regarding the late rapper, and then transitioned into his song, “Love Galore,” along with SZA. Fans in the audience clearly appreciated the recognition, as they cheered during his tribute.
Travis Scott shows his respects to Mac Miller while performing in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/OT8zLzDSve
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While Scott and Mac never worked on a track together, they did release their respective albums on the same day, Swimming and Astroworld. It was Mac’s 5th record and Travis’ 3rd.
At the time, some cruel fans joked about the release dates, suggesting that no one would listen to Mac’s album, due to the highly anticipated third effort from Scott.
Travis has been a popular rapper since his first album dropped, but after his relationship with Kylie Jenner began, his career grew exponentially. Some artists have even taken issue with this, including Nicki Minaj, who insinuated that Kylie Jenner helped promote Astroworld, unfairly using her following to drive his record up the charts.
Regardless, many artists have commemorated Mac Miller, including his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, and several others. As it was previously reported, authorities found Mac dead in his San Fernando home from a suspected overdose. However, the toxicology reports haven’t been released to the public yet.
After the news hit the mainstream press, Mac’s family released a statement confirming everyone’s worst fears. His estate was left to his immediate family.