Watch Kendrick Lamar’s emotional tribute to Mac Miller

"He was just true and selfless".

Kendrick Lamar has paid an emotional tribute to the late Mac Miller, describing him as a “great musician, great writer.”

As he appeared on ‘Open Late With Peter Rosenberg’, Lamar reflected on his friendship with Miller – who died from a suspected overdose last week.

“That’s the type of person he was—just a good dude. Always made you feel good, just a great energy to have around”, he explained.


“He’d pull up to the studio, give honest opinions. I’d play some music, he’d say, ‘I like that. You should do something right here.’ Just whatever, man, and he was just true and selfless about it. Great musician. Great writer.”

“He just always had a smile on his face, and that’s just something I commend. No matter what he was going through, he didn’t make you feel sorry for him, you know?”, he added.

“He was strong about it—always kept a smile on his face because he wanted you to smile, too. And that’s just something I always loved, you know, no matter whatever personal issues, he gave you that energy. He gave you that energy. It wasn’t no misery loves company with him, you know? He showed a smile and then you gave that smile right back. It made you feel good.

“So forever we’re gonna remember the life and we’re gonna remember that smile. Celebrate. Mac Miller. Love.”

Yesterday, Miller’s grandmother also thanked fans during an emotional speech at the rapper’s vigil in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.