French Montana claims he could have saved Mac Miller from overdose

French Montana has claimed that Mac Miller would STILL be alive if he’d been with him the night he overdosed.

The rapper – real name Malcolm McCormick – was found dead at his home in the San Fernando Valley on September 7.

He was just 26 when he suffered a tragic fatal drug overdose.

It’s since been revealed, through a toxicology report, that Mac had fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

And French , whose real name is Karim Kharbouch, has said in a new interview that he believes he could have saved Mac’s life.

Speaking on BET show Raq Rants, French, 33, said he thought of himself as a "big brother" to Mac.

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He also said the late rapper wasn’t doing anything that others in the industry aren’t, but that he needed a support system around him to ensure he didn’t take it too far.

When asked if he knew whether or not Mac was having any problems, he said: "Honestly I think Mac Miller was doing the same thing every other artist was doing out there.

"If you see the sort of video that me and him did, we were probably overdoing it like, but that was him way before.

"If people don’t have people to keep them grounded, it can go left."

The rapper continued: "I just feel like they let him get away with whatever, you know, he choose to do.

"I feel like I have people that if I do something like that, like how I was to him, like a big brother, more like, ‘You bugging out’, he didn’t have that around him.

"So if I did it that night, if I’d been around him a couple more nights I would have made him stop, but he didn’t have nobody who was doing that."

A friend was reported to have discovered Mac unresponsive at his home.

In a statement his heartbroken family described him as "bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans".

Mac, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had been having trouble with substance abuse following his break up from Ariana Grande .

His most recent album, Swimming, was just released on August 3 and was due to go on tour next month.

The night before his death, Mac had posted a video of a record player with a song from one of his albums playing.

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