Mac Miller’s Family Warn Fans About Unofficial Events in His Memory
Evidently, there are some fake fundraising events masquerading as tributes to the late Mac Miller, and his family has had enough of it. In a statement provided today (Oct. 10) to XXL, Mac's family reiterates that the only official fundraising event is the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" charity concert.
"The family of Malcolm McCormick, known best to the world as Mac Miller, has become aware of a number of fraudulent events recently announced under the guise of fundraising for causes on his behalf," the statement begins. "It should be known that the only event sanctioned by his family and contributing to The Mac Miller Circles Fund is the 'Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life' event taking place in Los Angeles on October, 31. While the intent of further celebrating Malcolm’s life through these various efforts is appreciated, it is important that it be known to paying fans which of these are official or not. For all official Mac Miller news and information please refer to tmmcf.org."
Although it's unclear at this time what exactly the "fraudulent events" in question are, it's clear Mac's family wants to avoid any confusion. The Celebration of Life charity concert was announced last week, and features a packed list of artists performing, hip-hop and otherwise.
Among rappers taking the stage to pay homage to Mac Miller will be Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign and Vince Staples. Other artists include John Mayer, Miguel, SZA, Thundercat and more.
The proceeds from the event will go towards Mac Miller's Circles Fund, which provides "programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities" through arts and community building." Apart from that, it will also be an opportunity for Mac's fans, friends and fellow artists in the music industry to cope with his untimely passing. Mac died on Sept. 7 from what has widely been declared a drug overdose, though an exact cause of death has yet to be determined.
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