The family of the late rapper Mac Miller received bittersweet news back in December, when their musical son was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
The rapper’s family reportedly hope that his final musical statement will win the coveted award, according to Us Weekly.
However, if he doesn’t win, they’ll be rooting for 26-year-old Cardi B to take home the golden gramophone.
The rapper, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, is nominated for Swimming, his fifth studio album.
The musical statement received glowing reviews from critics, many of whom ranked it at the top of his recorded output.
Mac was found dead in his Studio City apartment of an accidental overdose a month after its release. He was 26.
‘Malcolm’s family was so moved when his nomination was announced,’ a source close to Mac’s family told Us Weekly.
‘They are really hopeful that the Recording Academy will honor what they believe to be the most important and impactful rap album of the year.’
Despite their pride in their late son, Mac’s parents, Karen Meyers and Mark McCormick, were generous enough to root for one of his competitors if he’s passed over.
‘It will be a bittersweet moment for them if Malcolm wins. And if he doesn’t, they’re rooting for Cardi B,’ the source added.