Tana Mongeau Posts New Video About Mac Miller's Death
24 September 2018, 11:46 | Updated: 24 September 2018, 16:51
"I know this video is going to get a lot of hate from a lot of people"
Tana Mongeau has posted a full video response after she faced backlash following her comments about the death of Mac Miller.
The deliberately demonetised video, entitled 'clearing some things up' is thirty minutes long and delves into Tana's relationship with Miller. "In the past twelve hours I have been accused of so many things I didn't do", Tana says, at the start. "I want to try and delve in and answer as much of that as possible."
She begins with a comprehensive apology, saying: "first and foremost... I want to start this video with an apology, especially to the friends and family or anyone who supported and loved Mac Miller if anything i posted about Malcolm upset you in any way, I am so incredibly sorry."
What is she apologising for?
Following the sudden and tragic death of musician Mac Miller, Tana posted a screenshot of a text conversation between her and Mac on Instagram with a caption that included the sentence: "what I would do for you to tuck my hair behind my ear and kiss me one last time". Fans of Mac interpreted this as Tana trying to make Mac's death about her.
After sustained backlash, Tana posted a series of apology tweets, saying:
"I want him to be remembered for the incredible person he was & i was sharing my experience.. however i can see how people could perceive that post differently not knowing how close i was with him & that breaks my heart & i'm sorry for that. it isn't about me. it never will be."
However, it seems that this apology was not enough to satisfy some people and so Tana decided to make a video.
i want him to be remembered for the incredible person he was & i was sharing my experience.. however i can see how people could perceive that post differently not knowing how close i was with him & that breaks my heart & i'm sorry for that. it isn't about me. it never will be.— fuck up (@tanamongeau) September 10, 2018
Tana does not try to defend herself in the video.
Tana tries to emphasise as clearly as possible that she feels that what she did was wrong:
"I know that...this situation has nothing to do with me and as soon as this video is out I will never even allude to making it about me again... I know so many people are going to come at me and say that I made it about me and for that I just want to apologise."
She recounts her experiences with Mac.
She recounts how she texted Mac the night before he died and was confused when she didn't get a reply in the morning. She says she then went on a long flight and only found out the tragic news after she landed.
She then criticises the response to Mac's death, saying that people "dehumanised" him, referring to him as "just an ex-boyfriend" or "just another rapper that the world lost to drugs" or "just another celebrity RIP post and then everything's back to normal".
Tana says she 'doesn't deal with death well'. Tana says "my best friend died when I was 15 in front of me" and that she has had trouble processing death ever since. She says she just wanted him to be remembered properly and respectfully and so made a misjudged post that she now regrets.
She says she has been a life-long fan of Mac.
Tana says she has been a fan of Mac since she was a teenager and was honoured to get to meet him, and that he was even better in person than she had hoped.
Reaction to the video has been mixed from fans.
@tanamongeau probably talked more about herself in her apology video than she did Mac Miller ew— 𝕴𝖘𝖆𝖇𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 𝕺𝖜𝖊𝖓☁️ (@isabelleowenx) September 21, 2018
So the video that @tanamongeau has made about Mac Miller is just so odd. She’s making it all about herself whilst not at the same time. I’m so confused by it and I don’t really get why she’s made it a video. It’s like she’s just used him for views🤨😒xx— Maisey Prue (@maze6709) September 22, 2018
i just saw @tanamongeau’s new video about clearing things up and i teared up when she was talking about how close she was with Mac Miller. she’s right. stop giving her shit about it and grow the fuck up. simple. i love you Tana, stay strong babygirl❤️— becca💍🌹♥️ (@Beccaaxoxoxo) September 22, 2018
@tanamongeau video explaining why she posted that screenshot of her conversation with Mac Miller is full of ridiculous reasons. None of those are acceptable. I only hear “ me me me me “— . (@pugli25) September 22, 2018
See the full, 30 minute video here:
What do you think of this video? Do you think Tana's apology is enough? Do you think the issue should just be left to lie now?