Five months after the untimely death of rapper Mac Miller at the age of 26, his mom Karen Meyers is celebrating his career at the 2019 Grammys. Miller earned his first nomination for his fifth and final studio album, Swimming. And Miller's mom's Grammys date is Cazzie David, who has a surprising connection to the late rapper through her ex Pete Davidson.
On David’s Instagram Stories, she posted a photo of Meyers with Kelly Clancy, who is the wife of Miller’s former manager Christian Kelly. The two were dressed in all black, but from the looks of Meyers' smile, this was going to be a day to celebrate Miller's legacy. David seemed to agree, captioning the photo with a row three hearts and three heart-eyed face emoji.
This sweet friendship is an unexpected one since David and Meyers only connected following Miller's death. The two do know people in common; Miller dated Ariana Grande before she started dating Davidson, who is David's ex-boyfriend. But an insider told E! News back in November that the two "have much more in common than just Mac, Ariana and Pete."
According to E! News, this friendship started over social media. "Cazzie reached out to Karen with her condolences after Mac died and since then she and Karen have been exchanging messages," according to reports. While it's still a new friendship, the two reportedly "think very highly of each other." This is clear since Meyers wanted to bring David as one of her dates to the Grammys.
It's also obvious for those who follow the two on Instagram, where they haven't been shy about their admiration for one another. E! News reported that after voting in the midterms, Meyers shared a photo of a red tree. "There was no blue tree to be found!!!!" Meyers captioned the photo, to which David commented: "You're amazing." Meyers had the last word, though, telling David "-u r."
While Meyers didn't post any photos from the Grammys or the red carpet, she did post a loving tribute to Miller on Instagram in the hours before the show. The post featured a quote from her late son: "I'm gonna make music, and I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That's really all I'm trying to do."
What Miller's mom has been trying to do is keep her son's spirit alive. Following his passing of an accidental drug overdose in September, Miller's musician friends like Chance the Rapper, SZA, John Mayer, and Anderson .Paak. performed a tribute concert that raised money for the Mac Miller Circles Fund, which will help brings arts to kids in underserved communities in Miller's hometown of Pittsburgh. The fund has raised more than $700,000, half of which came from the star-filled concert.
Even though Miller didn't win the Grammy award for Best Rap Album at Sunday's show, which went to Cardi B for Invasion of Privacy, it's clear that his mom will not let him be forgotten. And neither will her friends, which include a new one in David.