Mac Miller’s Mom & Pete Davidson’s Ex Have a Confusing Friendship
Cazzie David hung out with Mac Miller‘s mom, Karen Meyers, before Karen headed to the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Even though it doesn’t look like Cazzie went to the Grammys with Karen, which some outlets reported before Karen even got to the ceremony, Karen and Cazzie have been tight since before Mac died in September and Cazzie came out to support Karen ahead of the ceremony at which her deceased son was honored with a nomination.
Karen and Cazzie seem like an unlikely pair, but the duo connected on social media after Ariana Grande started dating Pete Davidson last May. A source told Us Weekly that Cazzie and Karen have become so close that they talk nearly every day. For anyone who’s been living under a rock: Cazzie and Pete were dating at the same time that Mac was dating Ariana, but both the couples ended things last spring, and Ariana and Pete got engaged less than six weeks after their respective splits. Cazzie also reportedly reached out to Karen after Mac’s death to offer her condolences, although she never met the “Self Care” rapper during his life.
Cazzie posted a sweet picture of Karen and Kelly Clancy, the wife of Mac’s manager, dressed in black before heading out to the awards ceremony. Cazzie and Karen have shared some cute social media exchanges in the past, but this seems like the first time people have noticed their friendship. Cazzie has commented “you’re amazing” on one of Karen’s Instagram posts from election day in November 2018, to which Karen responded, “u r.” Yesterday, Cazzie and Karen took their friendship offline before Karen went to the Grammys with Mac’s father, Mark McCormick.
Ariana added a Mac tribute of her own to the evening. Although the Grammy-winner didn’t attend the ceremony because of beef with the ceremony’s producers, fans think that Ari’s Zac Posen gown is a direct reference to Mac’s song about her, “Cinderella,” off of The Divine Feminine. She posted pictures and videos of herself in the custom-made dress with Mac’s dog, Myron, whom she adopted after Mac’s death.
It’s kind of f*cked up that the Grammys brought Karen and Mark to the Los Angeles ceremony just to watch Swimming lose to Invasion of Privacy, IMO. Ariana agrees, tweeting and deleting after Cardi B‘s win that the Recording Academy’s decision was “trash” and “literal bullshit.” Ari clarified to concerned fans that her opinions have nothing to do with Cardi, as reported by Cosmopolitan.
“nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry,” Ari said in a now-deleted post. “She’s not [trash] at all and that’s not what i meant and u know that.”
Ari also responded to a fan who tweeted about how messed up it was that Mac’s parents were brought to the Grammys to watch their late son lose, saying: “this. this is what i meant. karen was gonna have a green suit made.”
Cardi, to her merit, is sharing her win with Mac. Reposting an article about how Mac’s family was rooting for her to win if Mac lost, Cardi wrote, “WE WON A F*CKING GRAMMY.” Ari commented on the Insta post with three black hearts. Cardi later shared a video of herself backstage on Instagram where she said, ““I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you, motherf–ker! Rest in peace.”
Invasion of Privacy was a dope album, but there were other awards where Cardi could have been recognized and she’ll have plenty of opportunities to rack up awards. This nomination was the first for Mac and, barring any posthumous releases, will likely be his last. More importantly, Mac deserved the win. There’s a reason Cazzie and Ari can set aside their Pete-shaped differences in support of Mac, and why artists have rallied around the rapper in the months after his death — Mac was a sweet genius, and he deserved better.