Mac Miller’s Family Speaks Out Against “Fraudulent” Memorial Fundraisers In A New Statement

Mac Miller’s loved ones have cleared up any confusion regarding the memorial functions claiming to be fundraisers that have popped up in the weeks following the rapper’s tragic passing. Mac Miller’s family has commented on the unsanctioned events that purport to be benefits in his name, calling said events “fraudulent.” They also confirmed that the show at the Greek Theatre later this month is the only function that’s raising money for the Mac Miller Circles Fund.

Miller’s family’s statement, which was provided to outlets such as E! News and Complex, reads,

Miller passed away on Sept. 7 at the age of 26. TMZ reported the musician was found in his Studio City home and was pronounced dead at the scene. That evening, his family released the following statement to E! News:

In early October, Miller’s family announced that there will be an official memorial concert in Miller’s honor on Oct. 31 at the Greek Theatre. The show will benefit the Mac Miller Circles Fund, which, according to the organization’s official page, aims to “provide programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building.” The lineup includes Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, Domo Genesis, Dylan Reynolds, Earl Sweatshirt, J.I.D., John Mayer, Miguel, Njomza, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Thundercat, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, and Vince Staples.

In a press release provided to Billboard, Miller’s mother, Karen Meyers, said,

The Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life show is bound to be a moving tribute to Miller’s legacy. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, you can do so through the Pittsburgh Foundation’s site.

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