Ariana Grande hits out at fan over Mac Miller break-up criticism, says relationship was “toxic”

"Shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem," the singer says

Ariana Grande has responded to a fan’s “absurd” criticism of her break-up with Mac Miller – and says that her former relationship was “toxic”.

It was confirmed earlier this month that Grande and rapper Miller had “quietly cut off their romantic relationship after their work schedules became too busy”. However, it was said that the pair remained on good terms.

Grande confirmed the news and described her ex as “one of my best friends in the world”, adding that she “respects and adores him endlessly” and is “so proud of him”.

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande in 2016

Yesterday (May 22), a tweet from a fan of Miller went viral after he took aim at Grande in regards to the recent separation.

He posted: “Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood”.

The ‘One Last Time’ pop star then responded to the fan, criticising the sexism in blaming her for Miller’s actions.

“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is ab me),” Grande said.

“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be.”

She continued: “I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem. Let’s please stop doing that.”

The fan was referring to Miller’s car crash in LA last week. It was reported that the artist’s blood-alcohol level was almost twice over the legal limit.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande marked the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack with a message to her fans yesterday.

“Thinking of you all today and every day,” she tweeted. “I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day.”

In other news, it’s been confirmed that the singer’s new album will be called ‘Sweetener’ and is set to be released at some point over the summer. The single ‘No Tears Left To Cry‘ dropped last month.