Ariana Grande responds to Twitter user saying she dumped Mac Miller for another man
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller broke up a couple weeks ago, after nearly two years of dating. After a bad breakup, you might want to take some "me time" and eat every flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. However, Ariana appeared to jump right back into the dating scene. A source told People magazine that she "just started" seeing Pete Davidson, a stand-up comedian and cast member of Saturday Night Live. According to the source, they were keeping their relationship "very casual." In the same article, an onlooker backstage at the Billboard Music Awards said, "[Pete and Ariana] seemed very lovey-dovey. He was hanging out with her and her friends with his arm around her. She seemed quite smitten.”
At around the same time, Ariana's ex, Mac Miller, got into a car accident, smashing his white G-Wagon into a utility pole. No one was injured, but the impact was so bad, the airbags deployed. Miller and his friends fled the scene, but the cops ran the license plate and eventually caught up him to at his home, where he confessed. When they gave Miller a breathalyzer, he blew twice the legal limit. They charged the rapper with a DUI and a hit and run. After the accident made the news, Ariana tweeted, "Pls take care of yourself."
One Twitter user, Elijah Flint, couldn't help but see a connection between Miller's DUI crash, his break-up with Ariana, and the reports of Ariana dating Pete Davidson. He tweeted, in a very long run-on sentence, "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."
A lot of people agreed with Elijah, as the tweet went viral, getting over 110,000 likes, and 25,000 tweets. But when Ariana saw it, she did not agree with his interpretation of things. In a lengthy reply, she said she was not Mac's "babysitter," called their relationship "toxic," and clarified that only one song on his The Divine Feminine album was about her.
"How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should be in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn't the case (just Cinderella is [about] me). I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel like they need to be.
"I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and 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... 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."
In response, Elijah wrote his own lengthy reply to Ariana. He apologized that his tweet made her upset, said he did not blame her for Mac's shortcomings and expressed his hope that she and Mac "go back to living your best lives as soon as possible." He added that women have the same right as men "to pursue their happiness to the fullest despite the backlash they might receive."
Ariana wrote back to Elijah, thanking him for his response, and sending love.
And Elijah probably spent the whole day celebrating that Ariana Grande wrote back to him on Twitter. Congratulations!
Well, Ariana is right. Nobody should feel obligated to stay in a toxic relationship, or feel responsible for their partner's actions after it is over.
It is going to be pretty awkward if Pete Davidson plays Mac Miller on next season of Saturday Night Live, though.