On September 7, it was announced that rapper Mac Miller had died of a suspected drug overdose at the age of 26.
Following reports of his death, trolls took to social media and blamed ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande for his death, which led to Ariana temporarily disabling her comments on Instagram.
This came after Ariana responded to a fan who blamed her for Mac being involved in a car crash back in May, where she opened up about Mac's sobriety further, saying that she had "tried to support his sobriety" and would continue to do so.
Now, Mac's friend Shane Powers has revealed that Ariana was actually "deeply helpful and effective in keeping Mac sober" and that there wasn't "anybody more supportive of him being sober" than her.
Speaking on his podcast, The Shane Show, in an episode dedicated to Mac, Powers said Ariana was "incredible" and supportive while they were together.
"I have to say she was incredible when he was first sobering up," Shane began. "There could not have been anybody more supportive of him being sober than Ariana. I saw that, I was around it, I took phone calls from her – 'How do I help, what do I do?'"
While Shane revealed that he doesn't approve of Ariana's speedy engagement to Pete Davidson, he went on to say: "There was no one in his life more ready to go to the wall for him when it came to him being sober and she was an unbelievably stabilising force in his life."
He finished by saying that Ariana was "deeply helpful and effective in keeping Mac sober" and that "she was all about him being healthy".