Childish Gambino gave a moving tribute to Mac Miller: "I feel good about being sad, because it tells me that he was special"
Musician Mac Miller passed away on Friday, September 7th after an apparent drug overdose, and since then, the music community has come forward with tributes and touching words for a man who appeared to deeply affect the lives of everyone he met. Actor and musician Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, spoke at length about the late performer during a concert in Chicago on Saturday night, September 8th.
According to RollingStone.com, Gambino began his tribute by reportedly asking fans not to film the moment and praised Miller for being “the sweetest guy.” He talked about their bond in the face of critics, and explained why it’s okay to feel sad.
Gambino told the audience that they “should be allowed to be sad” and then dedicated his performance of “Riot” to the late star.
The moment was indeed filmed, so you can watch Gambino’s moving tribute here.
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