Malcolm James McCormick (professionally known as Mac Miller) is an American rapper. He has worked professionally with Ariana Grande multiple times, most notably as a featured artist on "The Way". Ariana and Mac have been close friends for years and began dating in August 2016.



It is unknown when Mac and Ariana met, but they have been friends for a long time. They did a cover of "Baby It's Cold Outside" in December 2012 which Ariana posted on her YouTube channel.

The following year in March, Ariana released her debut single titled "The Way". Mac was featured in the song and rapped one verse. In an interview, Ariana detailed that they baked cookies while they recorded the song.[1]Ariana said she wanted Mac to be on the song as soon as she heard it. At the end of the music video for the song, Mac and Ariana kiss. This caused a lot of speculation of a romantic relationship between the two. Even more rumors circulated when Ariana and her boyfriend Jai broke up, soon after the song was released. Ariana denied all of this saying that the kiss was directed and that she and Mac were just friends. In April 2013, Mac said of Ariana, "Well [Ariana is] a very, very talented singer, like she can sing incredibly. And, that's awesome and she's a great person. She's one of the nicest just people I've ever met in my life."[2] On September 2013, Ariana said in an interview with Hot 97 that Mac is one of her "best friends in the world, like in the whole world".[3] Throughout 2013, Mac would appear sometimes during Ariana's live performances for "The Way".

During the next two years, Ariana and Mac did not collaborate or were seen out together very often. It is assumed they still kept in touch.


On July 15, 2016, (a few days after Ariana and Ricky Alvarez broke up) Ariana went to Disneyland with Mac and Victoria Monet.[4] A few days later, they went out with some more friends to play Pokemon Go.[5] In early August, a remix of "Into You" was released with an added verse by Mac Miller.[6] Mac performed "The Way" with Ariana again at the Hot 100 Music Festival on August 20.[7]

On August 21, 2016, Ariana and Miller were spotted kissing after going to a sushi restaurant.[8] This was the first confirmation of a romantic relationship. Ariana and Mac were seen walking out of a tattoo parlor together on August 26.

Ariana will be featured on the track "My Favorite Part" on Mac's upcoming album The Divine Feminine.


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