Mac Miller's Reflection On Drug Use And Overdosing In This 2016 Documentary Clip Is Heartbreakingly Haunting
Overdosing is just not cool," the rapper said in the film. "You don't go down history because you overdose. You just die."
At the way-too-young age of 26-years-old, Mac Miller was found dead in his home on Friday, due to an apparent drug overdose.
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As many reflect on the life of the young rapper, one particular interview has resurfaced, and is chilling viewers to the bone.
The interview comes from a clip from The Fader's 2016 Mac Miller documentary Stopped Making Excuses in which he reflects on working on his 2015 album GO:OD AM, touring and his move to Los Angeles.
The clip begins with footage of the now-widely-known livestream the rapper did while sitting in a bathtub, saying, “I’m not on drugs … drugs are on me.”
That footage serves to set up the Swimming rapper talking about his relationship with weed; he explains it makes him paranoid and anxious, and that he's discovered a better drug for him: codeine.
Mac Miller talking about fame and how it affected his drug use in this interview is haunting— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) September 7, 2018
"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can't even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. You don't go down history bc you overdose. You just die" pic.twitter.com/GylP8GRH2Y
The clip also shows Miller in the studio preparing a cup of lean for himself. French Montana warns him he's mixed the drink too strong, and asks the rapper to listen to him as his "brother," but Miller laughs Montana off.
Toward the end of the clip, in a voice over, Miller utters words that foreshadow of his own fate.
"I'd rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can't even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. There's no legendary romance: you don't go down history because you overdose. You just die."
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