Mac Miller’s Family Is ‘Rooting for Cardi B’ If He Doesn’t Win at the Grammys
May the best person win. Mac Miller is up for an award at the 2019 Grammysand, while his family is rooting for the late rapper to score the trophy, they’re also OK if one of his peers takes home the prize.
The “Self Care” rapper, who passed away from mixed drug toxicity at age 26 in September 2018, was posthumously nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. (The late musician’s Swimming was released one month before his death.)
“Malcolm’s family was so moved when his nomination was announced,” a source close to Miller’s family exclusively tells Us Weekly. “They are really hopeful that the Recording Academy will honor what they believe to be the most important and impactful rap album of the year.”
The source adds: “It will be a bittersweet moment for them if Malcolm wins. And if he doesn’t, they’re rooting for Cardi B,” whose Invasion of Privacy album is in the running for the same award. The other nominees are Nipsey Hussle (Victory Lap), Pusha T (Daytona) and Travis Scott (Astroworld).