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Ariana Grande Tweets Statement on “Toxic Relationship” With Mac Miller

In a statement posted today on Twitter, Ariana Grande addressed what she called a “toxic relationship” with ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Her post came in response to a fan of Miller’s, who suggested the rapper’s recent DUI arrest after the breakup was “the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood.”

Grande evidently took the viral tweet to heart, writing, “How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case … I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety … 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.”

Grande and Miller split up earlier this month after two and a half years of dating. At the time, Grande confirmed the news in an Instagram post, calling Miller “one of my best friends in the whole world” and writing, “I respect and adore him endlessly.”

Happily, Grande and the viral tweeter made amends after the user posted his own sincere apology. “I’m really sorry this is something you took the time to read and that upset you enough to make such a thoughtful reply,” he wrote. “I truly worry about [Miller’s] well being just as a fan so I am sorry to minimize any of that or make it seem like a break up is a justifiable cause to go deep end.”

“thank you for hearing me, i appreciate your response v much,” Grande replied. It’s not the first time Grande has felt called to defend her self-worth in response to a comment from a Mac Miller fan: Back in 2016, while the two were still dating, she posted about feeling “sick and objectified” after a fan made a lewd remark to her face in public.

Meanwhile, People has reported that Grande is “casually” dating Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson. Her new album Sweetener is expected this summer.