Two simple words were all it took for Ariana Grange to pass a moratorium on her frantic lifestyle, on the birthday of her beloved Malcolm James McCormick. Her Twitter posting of "miss u." elicited a chain reaction of fan support, unlike anything she'd been subjected to following his untimely death. That's to say, the positive regard certainly goes a long way in consoling her sadness and regrets. Mac Miller would have been 27 years old today.

Shortly thereafter, Ariana posted what appears to be a photo of better times (spent together) in the studio. After bravely taking the stand, so to speak, in the immediate aftermath of his death, Ariana's messages to Mac Miller no longer require a deeper subtext. Comparatively-speaking, the video caption Ariana posted a week after Ma's death pushed the character limit on IG to its final threshold. See with your own two eyes.

"i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can't believe you aren't here anymore. i really can't wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times," she captioned. "i'm so mad, i'm so sad i don't know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i'm so sorry i couldn't fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you're okay now. rest."

As TMZ has stated, Ariana Grande continues to grapple with the loss of her ex-lover. And though many hip-hop fans feel entitled to the same intimacy, channeled through Mac's deep convictions as an artist, Ariana Grande has the memory of past gift exchanges and such, to grovel over. Happy Birthday Mac Miller, and all the best to Ariana Grande, and those entrusted with the McCormick family crest.