Ariana Grande’s fans are convinced the songstress played a part in Mac Miller’s posthumous album Circles. The album was released on Friday, January 17, a little over a year after the rapper’s death in September 2018. He was 26.
The theories began when listeners thought they had heard Ariana’s, 26, distinctive voice harmonizing in the background of the album’s fifth track, titled “I Can See.” Fans almost instantly flocked to social media to share their thoughts.
One user on Twitter wrote, “I’m listening to Mac’s new album and low key I am pretty sure it’s Ariana’s vocal on ‘I can see’???.” The user added, “I’m crying.” A second user tweeted, “Someone tell me if it’s Ariana singing the harmonies on ‘I can see’ before I cry.”
Fan’s speculations grew even more when the “Thank You, Next” songstress posted a cryptic tweet on Wednesday, January 16. “I love adding more harmonies than anyone will ever notice or hear that no one ever asked for or need. I really love nothing more I promise.”
The “7 Rings” singer added, “Like unless someone physically pulls me out of the booth, I won’t stop adding things. Someone come get me.” Ariana also shared a screenshot of the album cover art that was posted by Mac’s mother, Karen Meyer, on her Instagram Stories shortly after Circles release.
In July 2019, the “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” singer opened up about her relationship with the late star during an interview with Vogue. “By no means was what we had perfect, but, like, f**k,” the former Disney channel star expressed.
Ariana added, “He was the best person ever, and he didn’t deserve the demons he had. I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming … less and less sticky. The piece just started to float away.”
During the interview, Ariana also spoke on internet trolls who blamed the actress for Mac’s death. “People don’t see any of the real stuff that happens, so they are loud about what they think happened.” She added, “They didn’t see the years of work and fighting and trying, or the love and exhaustion.”
Mac died on Tuesday, September 17, 2018, after an accidental overdose, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.