The pretty and world-famous multi-platinum recording artist Ariana Grande’s entry to stardom seemed like a walk in the park due to her charming face and powerful voice. She began her career in singing at the Broadway Musical the moment she turned into a teenager. She rose to stardom after portraying “Cat Valentine” at Nickelodeon’s television series “Victorious” and “Sam & Cat”. In 2013, she released her debut album “Yours Truly” to which she earned her first US top-ten single, “The Way”, in which her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller is featured. From then on, Ariana released global back to back hit songs such as “Problem”, “Break Free”, “Bang Bang”, and “Love Me Harder”. Her third album “Dangerous Woman” was her first of three consecutive number one albums in the United Kingdom.
This teen star received a ton of awards in the international stage such as a Grammy Award, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. Today, she is one of the leading streaming pioneers in the world. In fact, she’s included at Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities this year; and Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world both in 2016 and 2019. She was recognized as “Woman of the Year” by Billboard in 2018.
Despite all these gems flocking her crown, Ariana is just like any other teenager. She fell in love with American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer Mac Miller. Mac started his music career as an independent artist and struggled with substance abuse and depression, as evidenced by the lyrics of his popular songs. He was in a relationship with Ariana Grande from August 2016 to May 2018. Unfortunately, Mac passed away September last year due to overdose of counterfeit Fentanyl-laced pills lethally combined with alcohol and cocaine ingestion.
Three men have been charged in conspiring to dispense the said pills to the rapper: Ryan Reavis, Cameron Pettit, and Stephen Walter. Pettit allegedly supplied Mac counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with Fentanyl instead of genuine oxycodone. The former ordered the fake pills from Walter while Reavis delivered the drugs to Pettit. Each of them now face up to life in prison without parole if convicted. Fentanyl is fifty times more potent that heroin; thus, considered lethal.