Ariana Grande has publicly paid tribute to ex-boyfriend Mac Miller several times since the rapper died of an overdose in September 2018. She honored him again last week, after which an internet commenter accused her of “milking” Miller’s death. Grande responded with a simple comment that demonstrated her maturity and kindness in the face of a very difficult situation.

On Thursday, November 22, Grande posted a throwback selfie on her Instagram story of herself and the late rapper celebrating Thanksgiving last year. “You’re v missed,” she captioned the sweet photo.

The following day, amid a few negative comments, one person took to Twitter to criticize Grande’s outpouring of emotion. “She milkin this sh*t bruh,” the tweet read. Grande quietly replied two days later. “I pray you never have to deal with anything like this ever,” she tweeted. “I’m sending you peace and love.”

A short time later, the “Thank U, Next” singer posted a response on her own timeline as well, saying that some of the comments she sees directed toward her make her sick to her stomach. “It scares me the way some people think and I don’t like this world a lot of the time,” she wrote. “If only we could be more compassionate and gentle with one another. That’d be sick.”

“Everything I feel is valid and safe,” she continued. “Everything I do is genuine and honest. There is no right or wrong during this period.”

Grande has used social media to remember her late ex several times in recent months, and also included him in her latest single, “Thank U, Next,” saying she wishes she could thank him for their time together. The couple dated from 2016 until 2018, when Grande confirmed the pair had split but remained good friends. Miller died suddenly in September, of what was later revealed to have been an accidental overdose.

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