(AllHipHop News) Mac Miller is on a mission to change the subject back to his music. The Pittsburgh-bred spitter is preparing to release his Swimming album, and he debuted the new single “What’s The Use?" on Zane Lowe’s World Record.
Miller also sat down for a conversation with Lowe on his Beats 1 show. Before the LP arrives on August 3, Mac set the record straight on some of the highly publicized moments from his personal life, including a May arrest for DUI.
"What you don’t understand is that I lived a certain life for 10 years and faced almost no real consequence at all. I had no version of the story that didn't end up with me being fine," admitted Miller. "Yeah, I made a stupid mistake. I'm a human being. Like drove home drunk. But it was the best thing that could have happened. I needed that. I needed to run into that light pole and literally have the whole thing stop."
Another headline-grabbing situation involved Mac's relationship with Pop singer Ariana Grande. The couple broke up in May. Grande reportedly began dating comedian Pete Davidson that same month, and they then got engaged in June.
"Life is stressful. You know what I mean so of course there were stressful times. It's not that unique," said Miller about his time with his Grande. "I was in love with somebody. We were together for two years. We worked through good times, bad times, stress, and everything else. And then it came to an end and we both moved on. And it's that simple. And like I haven't been on the Internet. So you know people have assumed that I'm you know like... Are you ok? Is everything OK?"
When Lowe asked Mac why he pulled away from social media, the producer also known as Larry Fisherman replied, "I don't know it just all seemed kind of like unimportant you know like the need to show people I was ok. Like what is that? Where does that come from? Why? Why do we have this need to use social media and the internet?"
Even though fans may not get much Mac Miller on the internet, they can catch him live in concert. The 26-year-old performer announced "The Swimming Tour" with Thundercat and J.I.D. will begin in October.