The TDE rapper announced the delay during a recent concert, telling the crowd he still needs time to process the loss.
“You know I drop albums every two years, right? […] But listen, with my nigga gone right now, I just don't feel right putting out an album,” Q told the audience. “As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my nigga Mac would not want me to be in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird shit. I’m here today because it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little bitch. I’m not gonna be a little bitch.”
Q was not only a good friend of Miller’s, he also collaborated with the late rapper on a number of tracks, including the 2012 “Gees” cut, 2014’s “Friends,” as well as “Melt” produced by Pete Rock.
Though Q didn’t indicate when the album would likely arrive, he reassured his fans it wasn’t going to be scrapped.
“I’ma go back, and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out, because y’all are going to get this album,” he said. “I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk into the radio station and the first thing they ask me is, ‘So Mac Miller...’ I’m not ready to deal with those questions. So, right now, I’m not ready to put nothing.”
You can hear Q's full announcement below.
Miller died of a suspected overdose last Friday at the age of 26. Though his body has since been released to his family, authorities will not announce an official cause of death until toxicology tests are completed.