While onstage, .Paak referred to Miller as a “legend” who eclipsed expectations placed upon him and his career. “Legends never die. Legends never die,” .Paak said. “And Mac Miller not was, but is, a whole legend.”
.Paak also spoke about Miller’s ability to influence artists in the genre and how much he treasured their friendship. “Mac Miller was a humble rock star, he was a rapper’s rapper, he was a[n] actor, a comedian, a musical genius […] Mac Miller was a brother, he was my friend,” he said. “I loved him and I still love him.”
Before concluding his poignant tribute, the Malibu crooner shouted out The Mac Miller’s Circle Fund. “This fund speaks to the man that Mac is,” .Paak concluded.
On Oct. 31, .Paak will be performing alongside Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, SZA and more at Mac Miller’s benefit concert. The Halloween showcase will be held at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
Watch .Paak’s heartfelt tribute to Miller below.