Just hours after the unexpected passing Mac Miller, G-Eazy says he "broke down" while paying tribute to his late friend and fellow rapper at a concert in Tampa, Florida.
On Friday afternoon (Sept. 7), news broke that the Pittsburgh rapper, singer and producer had died from a reported drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 26.
Shortly after learning the news, G-Eazy wrote a heartfelt message on social media. "Mac you were like a brother to me and were there for me in the hardest times, especially this summer. I can't believe this is real."
At his concert later that evening, G-Eazy spoke briefly Miller's passing before before going into an emotionally charged performance his song "Everything Will Be OK."
"I swear, life is so f—ing fragile," he told the audience at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
After the show, the rapper posted a photo himself on stage standing behind a giant photo Miller on the screen behind him. "Performed everything will be ok for you tonight and f—in broke down on stage. Rest peacefully bro, we miss you," the caption reads.
G-Eazy also apologized to fans for canceling a post-concert event. "I gotta cancel the after party tonight just doesn’t seem appropriate or right," he tweeted.
In late August, Miller (born Malcolm James McCormick) was formally charged with two counts DUI after a May 2018 car crash. That accident came weeks after he and Ariana Grande announced their breakup after two years dating. Miller spoke openly about his struggles with addiction over the years.
Following news his passing, other music stars like J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Meek Mill, and many more shared their condolences on social media.