Xan remembers his late friend.
He continued, “the fact this is dropping this month makes me wanna cry,This has made my whole fucking year and I wanna cry rn call me a bitch idc because it’s MOST DOPE FOREVER ! 412 BABYYYYY ! @macmiller @idlabsmusic ? Since 2009?.” Xan also posted a screenshot of him and Mac’s final DMs to each other.
The photo, which Xan captioned “Miss you every day malcolm ?” on Instagram, reveals the last words Xan and Mac exchanged before his untimely death on September 7th, 2018. On August 2nd, just over a month before Mac’s final moments, Xan had messaged him saying, “Bro so excited!” likely referring to his anticipation for the release of Mac’s album, Swimming, which dropped the following day on August 3rd. Mac replied with three swimming emojis (“?♂️?♂️?♂️”) followed by, “My guy,” confirming the meaning of the message. Xan messaged him again on October 3rd, less than a month after Mac had passed, writing, “Miss you man ❤️.”
These were not Mac’s very final words to him, though. Xan has revealed that Mac’s final words to him were, “Be safe,” which became the name of Xan’s tribute album to Mac that he’s been working on for over a year now. A big reason that Mac’s passing had such a massive effect on Xan was their similar struggles with substance abuse. Mac’s tragic passing was the result of a drug overdose, and Xan has opened up about how losing so many of his friends (XXXTentacion and Lil Peep along with Mac) to drug-related deaths got him seriously considering getting sober. Circles will drop January 17th, 2020.