Mac Miller talks making music with Ariana Grande in W Magazine interview

On April 22nd, an interview of Mac Miller with W Magazine has been released! He talks about how he worked with Ariana in the past with their collaborations.


It was his third time at Coachella, but his first as a performer, and with The Divine Feminine behind him, he was able to reflect on what’s transpired since its release. And while he is by nature candid, the beaming spotlight—intensified by girlfriend Ariana Grande—has made him more guarded than ever, as he contends with the increasing lack of privacy when it comes to certain aspects of his life, especially his sobriety or lack thereof, and his relationship with Grande. Here, he shares his current state of mind.

I don’t know if you google yourself, but other than Coachella news, there was a lot about you and Ariana [Grande] sharing a kiss on stage. I thought, Oh, they’re out there, open.

Yeah, it’s very chill. I don’t know, man. I think, we’re just chillin’. It’s whatever. That’s not the real world.

What made you want Ariana as the female vocalist for the first single, “My Favorite Part”?

That’s what I love hearing her on—simple, melodic things, where her voice is in the front of everything. After we did “The Way” so long ago, we never did a record, I never got her on anything. I made it, and I don’t know, it was kind of cosmic.

When I’m doing collaborations, I always try and think of what I would like to hear somebody on, whether it be their normal style of music or not. I would say, that might be of the things I could call my strengths, looking beyond what’s there.

Source: WMagazine.com

Ariana Grande speaks out after Mac Miller fan objectifies her

On December 27th, Ariana took to Twitter on Tuesday to speak out against female objectification after an encounter with a fan who said degrading comments about her to boyfriend Mac Miller.

They Mac Miller were both out picking up some food when a “young man” approached the couple, excitedly telling Miller that he was a fan.

“He was loud and excited and by the time M was seated in the driver’s seat, he was literally almost in the car with us. I thought all of this was cute and exciting until he said ‘Ariana is sexy as hell man. I see you, I see you hitting that!!!'”

“Hitting that? The f**k??” she continued. “This may not seem like a big deal to some of you but I felt sick and objectified. I was also sitting right there when he said it.”

Ariana “felt really quiet and hurt” after the encounter and that these are the “kinds of moments that contribute to women’s sense of fear and inadequacy.”

“I am not a piece of meat that a men gets to utilize for his pleasure,” she wrote. “I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.”

Grande went on to say that it “hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable” when it comes to using phrases that objectify women “with such ease.”

“We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame,” she concluded. “We need to share and be vocal when something makes up feel uncomfortable because if we don’t, it will just continue. We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS.”

Mac Miller talks Ariana Grande on The Divine Feminine with Vogue

On September 27th, an interview with Mac Miller and Vogue has been released and he talks about Ariana Grande. Check out the excerpts where he gets asked about Ariana!


But the song that has gotten the most attention is the jazzy R&B track “My Favorite Part, ” in which Miller duets with Ariana Grande. A few weeks before the song came out, TMZ outed them as a couple with grainy photos of the two kissing on a dinner date. Grande recently made their relationship Instagram official with a post that has garnered more than 1 million likes. “A lot of people think it’s a whole album about her,” he said. “And I get it. It makes sense. But ‘My Favorite Part’ was actually one of the last songs we made [on the album].”

Though he’s quick to deny his new record is all about his burgeoning relationship with Grande, Miller spends most of our coffee date gushing like a man who’s head over heels. “I think a lot of times people just want to be cool, and to be in love is not cool,” he said. “But I think it’s the coolest. I think love is the coolest thing that there is.” Over four-shot espressos at The Smile, Miller opened up about The Divine Feminine, his newfound sobriety, Grande, and why he’s in the best place he’s ever been.

Did Ariana have any influence musically on the album?
A lot of people think it’s a whole album about her. And I get it. It makes sense. But “My Favorite Part” was one of the last songs we made. I had talked about doing a record with her for the album. We hadn’t talked in a really long time, and I bring her this song, and then we go to the studio and do her part. And then, after that. . . . we started spending more time together.

Her voice introduces the whole album, but who are the other women on the first track?
It’s [Ariana], and then Chloe Clancy, who’s my manager’s daughter, she’s now 9 and she’s been this symbol of innocence in my life that has been this guiding light. Whatever I do—because I’ve been in my own form of destruction—I have to keep it together for her. And the other voice is Kilo Kish, who is just such a creator and pure and an incredible soul. And her voice puts me in that place; she’s very cerebral to me. The album ends with my grandma finishing the whole thing with a true actual love story; a real one that I’ve cried listening to. When that came on, I was just sitting there bawling.

Is she psyched about being on the album?
She’s actually not. She’s embarrassed because she thinks that she talks for too long and it’s the cutest thing ever. She’s like, “I’ve ruined the whole album.” And I’m like, “No, you’re the best part.” I joke around and tell her she’s getting nominated for an American Music Award for Best Interlude.

Let’s talk about “My Favorite Part,” your song with Ariana. Did you write this song when you were together?
Obviously the emotion that we’re singing with is real. I’m big about things on music that I make being authentic. But the funny thing is that we made that song before we even got together. We were friends.

But there was obviously something there between the two of you.
Well yeah, obviously. It’s just interesting; all this stuff comes at a weird time, because I’m not trying to sit here and market my relationship, but I’m not trying to not talk about that song. That song is beautiful and it’s an aspect about my life. I’m still trying to figure out how to navigate [talking about my relationship]. It’s tricky. But as long as I’m honest, I’m good with it.

Did you write that song always with her in mind to sing it?
For sure.

So you had an agenda?
[Laughs.] The agenda wasn’t—I didn’t think this was going to happen.

Are you worried at all about all the attention your relationship with Ariana is getting?
My main thing is that my life is going to continue to be my life. I think that I’m not going to get involved in it. It’s there, cool. But we’re low-key. If we’re going to go to dinner, we’re going to go to dinner. And let the world speak, say whatever. That stuff is just its own thing. It’s different for me, but it has nothing to do with us, it’s its own separate thing.

Source: Vogue.com

Mac Miller talks working with Ariana Grande with Rolling Stone

On September 19th, an interview with Mac Miller by Rolling Stone was released, and he talks about working with girlfriend Ariana Grande who appeared on his album with Congratulations & My Favorite Part.

Last year, after moving into a Brooklyn apartment with his then-girlfriend, Miller began to delve into one of music’s most dissected topics: love. “It’s not just talking about trying to pursue a girl or talking about falling in love,” Miller, who is reportedly now dating longtime pal Ariana Grande, says of new album The Divine Feminine, a smooth and sexy affair, and undoubtedly his jazziest and most musically adventurous release yet. “It’s how it affects you and affects your life.”

What first began as a fun side project soon blossomed into a full-length effort. “I’m just balls deep in the whole creation process this time,” Miller says of his new LP, which features guest spots from the likes of Grande, Kendrick Lamar and, on his bouncy feel-good single “Dang!,” Anderson Paak. Miller, a longtime independent artist who signed a multi-million dollar deal in 2014 with Warner Bros., says he’s past the point of worrying about public perception. “I’ve realized I’m young as fuck,” the MC says in a conversation that touches on the expanding creative boundaries of hip-hop, learning to be his own boss and why Grande reminds him of Michael Jackson. “I don’t have to rush and scream to everyone, ‘Guys! I can do this!’ I would kill myself if I do the same thing for the rest of my life.”

You go way back with Ariana Grande: You appeared on her breakout single “The Way” and now she’s on “My Favorite Part.” It’s not as poppy a track as one might expect.
I reached out to her and said I wanted her to be a part of the album. It’s just like the whole thing with Kendrick: When you hear me and Kendrick are on a song, you think it’s gonna be Kendrick rapping. When you think me and Ariana on a song, you’re gonna think “Oh, this is like ‘The Way.’ It’s gonna be some big pop song.” But it’s not. Like I said, people are so much more capable and can do so much more than what their quote-unquote identity has them listed as. If you give her any canvas to paint on she’s going to paint a very beautiful picture. That was a song I felt like her voice would be awesome on and she killed it. She hits that Michael Jackson run and it’s like, “Oh!”

Source: RollingStone.com

Mac Miller reveals his relationship status with Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande called him ‘boo’ at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, confirming Mac Miller’s relationship with the singer. But when did it all start?

The rapper reached out to Grande when he thought she would be a great artist to feature on the track “My Favorite Part” on his fourth album The Divine Feminine (out Friday).

“I wrote that love song before I saw her. We’re very good friends first and foremost,” Miller told PEOPLE at the taping of the AT&T Audience Network Presents series on September 12. “We made that song and started becoming close again. It’s very dope and I like how that worked out.”

Miller, 24, and Grande, 23, had previously collaborated on her hit song “The Way”, so it wasn’t the first time they’d worked together, but in this session it was like no time had passed.

The two performed “My Favorite Part” at the weekly music series and their chemistry was fierce. At the end of the song, Grande shook Miller’s hand, as though to thank him jokingly for doing business with her, and walked off stage.

“Pleasure working with you,” he said, to which she replied: “I’ll be in touch.”

After the cameras stopped rolling, Grande went back on stage to put her hands on his shoulders and they shared a sweet moment. She cupped his face in her hands, leaned in and kissed him, at which point Miller kissed her right back.

The two love making music and spending as much time together as they can, so it makes sense that the relationship was a natural progression of their friendship.

“We hung out for a long time and everything just happened organically. We love making music together – we do that always. But she’s my best friend in the world.”

And Miller enjoys their time together on stage as well. “We’ve performed together a lot – when “The Way” came out, we did all the shows,” he said. “We’re both relaxed – we just have fun. And everybody gets an ‘awww’ moment.”

The “awww” really comes in when he describes Grande to others.

“She’s just very warm and comforting,” he said. “She’s very caring but, also, we have a lot of fun. We go on adventures. Adventures can be driving around in the car aimlessly. It’s great to be able to do nothing and be doing so much.”

Source: People.com

Ariana Grande performs at 2016 Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival

On August 20th, Ariana Grande performed at the Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, as she performed many of her hits.

Ariana Grande’s set was just under an hour of pure pop power. It was all killer, no filler, just one hit after another. Her vocal runs were judiciously delivered, and the old-school fly backup dancers could have won a gold medal for synchronized swimming (had they been in water). When she launched into “Into You,” that sensuous punch of dance-pop pleasure had the rabid crowd of fans flipping their shit, alternating between dancing and trying to Snap the moment. The dancing won out.

While performing her breakthrough hit “The Way,” Ariana Grande was joined by the song’s original guest star, Mac Miller, who came out for an unexpected appearance to rap his part.

Check out the UHQ photos + videos below!

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Mac Miller talks collaboration with Ariana Grande in The Divine Feminine

On August 17th, Mac Miller had an interview with Milk Studios about his upcoming album The Divine Feminine, and he talks about collaborating with Ariana!

The Divine Feminine is the upcoming fourth studio album by American rapper Mac Miller. It is scheduled to be released on September 16, 2016

Check out the interview below:

So you just released a song with Anderson .Paak, you’ve got a song with Kendrick Lamar, and you’ve collaborated with a ton of other artists. Who was your favorite person to collaborate with on The Divine Feminine

There’s a song on there with Ariana [Grande] that’s really, really tight. I’m singing the whole time and the difference in both of us from when we were younger [in 2013] to now? We’ve both grown so much. [The song is] very vulnerable for me too because it’s me just singing, straight-up.

Was it intimidating to sing with her?

No, our voices sound really good [together]! She’s going to be an incredible singer [because] her voice can do anything. My voice? I emote very well and it’s very raw and real. It’s like, “Oh shit you can sing.” I’m self-conscious about it but it’s my favorite thing to do.

Just a week ago, the two artists surprised fans with the Into You Remix! This isn’t their only collaboration, as they teamed up together in Ariana’s first hit single The Way back in 2013. What do you guys think about another song by the two stars?

Source: Milk.xyz

LISTEN: Into You (Remix feat. Mac Miller)

On August 5th, Ariana Grande took to SoundCloud to world premiere the much-rumored Mac Miller remix of her “Into You” single. The new version features a new “urbanized” production, new Ariana vocals with a more R&B feel this time, and of course, a rap verse from Mac Miller – who crazily Ariana Grande hadn’t collaborated with ever since their 2013 massive hit “The Way”.

Rumours speculated after Ariana posted a Snapchat of a SoundCloud upload page which includes the Into You remix in the photo. She also posted videos on her story of the remix, and Miller’s voice could be heard. Listen to the audio below!