G-Eazy recently appeared on Complex‘s Open Late with Peter Rosenberg, where he talked about his relationship to social media, his mom and finding out about Mac Miller’s death.
He recalled being at his meet-and-greet for the joint summer tour with Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Uzi Vert: “I see Ty really emotional and I had never seen him like that. I was like ‘What’s going on?’ Everybody was being really funny and as soon as my meet-and-greet was over, they walked me to my dressing room and wouldn’t tell me until I got in and they told me and it hit me like really, really, really heavily.”
“Me and him had gotten really close this summer particularly,” he continued. “I think maybe just the parallels of what he and I had been going through at similar times in our lives in our personal lives, and balancing that with your career in music, which sometimes feels like an immovable schedule or a life that you’re living here, and this is what’s going on in your personal life and all eyes are here and people are talking about it and your relationships and whatever.”
Of Mac’s personality, the “No Limit” rapper noted Mac had “a lot of really amazing, powerful, beautiful stuff” to share in his music. “It’s one of those situations where it really is what people say. He affected so many people in such a powerful way by being such a pure, amazing soul and spirit. You hear it in the music and everything.”
Watch the full interview below, with the Mac portion starting at the 19-minute mark.