Last night, Anderson .Paak took the stage at the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards to pay respects to his friend, the late rapper Mac Miller.
“Legends never die. Legends never die,” said .Paak of the rapper who died of drug overdose, adding “And Mac Miller not was, but is a whole legend.”
.Paak went forward to said that Miller “did more in 26 years than some of y’all could do in three lifetimes.” He further added that Miller inspired him and a whole wave of others.
“Mac Miller was a humble rock star, he was a rapper’s rapper, he was a[n] actor, a comedian, a musical genius […] Mac Miller was a brother, he was my friend,” he said. “I loved him and I still love him.”
.Paak closed out the tribute with a shout-out of Mac’s arts education-funding foundation, The Mac Miller Circle Fund.
“This fund speaks to the man that Mac is,” .Paak said, adding Miller’s music will live on forever.