Ariana Grande opens up on 'toxic relationship' with Mac Miller in impassioned post
After Mac Miller dropped The Divine Feminine - a purported ode to his then love interest Ariana Grande - many believed that the two musicians would stand the test of time... well, for a while at least.
Since the split, Miller has apparently spiraled out of control. Last week, the rapper was arrested for drunk driving, crashing into a pole and attempting to flee the scene on foot, all with a blood alcohol content that was twice the legal limit. And according to one Twitter user, this is all Ariana's fault.
The songstress, however, was having none of it.
The Twitter user, who goes by Elijah Flint, took to the platform to give his two cents on Ariana Grande and Mac Miller's relationship - or the lack thereof. "Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood," he stated.
The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 130,000 likes, and duly attracted the attention of Grande, who responded to Elijah's assertion with an impassioned note, where she said that her relationship with Miller was "toxic".
"How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying that someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which [by the way] isn’t the case (just “Cinderella” is [about] me)," the 24-year-old began;
"I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that. Of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening, but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well."
Naturally, the people of the internet were all for Grande's candid response. "The fact you had to explain this in 2018 gives me a head ache. when will people stop expecting women to hold everything up even when ‘they’re apparently the weaker one’ in a relationship," one Twitter user commented, while another added "What an appropriate response to such a negative comment! Ariana is such a classy woman and shows that in everything she says and does! She deserves to be with someone who knows her worth and treats her with respect!"
In Elijah's defence, he quickly issued an apology to the pop-star, explaining that he didn't expect his tweet to go as viral as it did. "I'm very sorry I hurt you and I'm sorry you feel my tweet stigmatises women for ending a toxic relationship it wasn't my intention at all," he wrote. "I think every woman is equal to a man and has the same exact right to pursue their happiness to the fullest despite the backlash they might receive, including you."
Well, this whole situation is a good reminder of two things: not only is blaming women for the actions of men incredibly sexist, but we shouldn't even be prying into people's relationships in the first place.