Mac Miller Fans Upset Late Rapper Was Absent From Emmy Awards' In Memoriam Segment
The segment, often dedicated to television actors, included Aretha Franklin, John McCain, and Hugh Hefner, but not Miller, who died at the age of 26 of an apparent overdose. Upon seeing the Swimming artist missing from the segment, fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the omission.
“Did they really just skip Mac Miller and not give him a tribute? Yes he was a singer and not an actor but they did a tribute to Aretha Franklin and McCain who was just a politician so…what’s up?” one person wrote.
Did they really just skip Mac miller and not give him a tribute? Yes he was a singer and not an actor but they did a tribute to Aretha Franklin and McCain who was just a politician so…what’s up? #Emmys
— Jenna (@_jennaplot) September 18, 2018
“I think it’s weird and sad that they didn’t mention #macmiller in that [in memoriam segment]. He was a singer and a performer, and definitely should’ve been included,” another said.
— PB (@imnotarguing) September 18, 2018
In related news, Donald Glover gave Miller a touching tribute while performing as Childish Gambino recently.
During a tour stop in Chicago, he took a moment to dedicate a performance of Awaken, My Love!‘s “Riot” to Miller, noting that “I’m a very sensitive person, but this Mac Miller shit got me fucked up.”
“He was the sweetest guy, he was so nice. And we were both internet music kids, and a lot of critics were like, ‘This corny-ass white dude, this corny-ass black dude,’ and we used to talk. And this kid, he just loved music,” Glover continued. “And we should be allowed to be sad about that. Like my heart was broken. And I feel good about being sad, because it tells me that he was special, that I had a special moment. Everybody in this room deserves that.”