In a recent heartfelt Instagram post, singer John Mayer responded to the questions about why he turned down a tribute for Mac Miller. Simply put, Mayer felt that he did’t get the opportunity to get to know Mac as much as he should have. He details in the post:
“Several weeks ago, I was sent an email asking if I wanted to take part in a Mac Miller tribute for a magazine as part of an end-of-year recap. I passed on it, not because I didn’t want to talk more about him, but because I couldn’t; I had shared all the memories I had of him in the brief time of our getting to know one another.
I replied to the email and sat in silence for a few minutes. That day, I discovered a new dimension to the sadness of his passing – I wasn’t upset because I knew him well. I was upset because I didn’t. I wish I had more to tell you about Mac Miller. What I do have to remember him by are a couple of beautiful mental photographs that I’ll keep with me the rest of my life.”