"Honestly, I think Mac Miller was doing the same thing every other artist was doing out there," Montana told host Raquel Harper. "If you've seen the video that me and him did, I'm like 'Yo, bro, you're overdoing it.' But that was him way before. Sometimes if people don't have people that keep them grounded, it can go left. I just feel like they let him get away with whatever he chooses to do."
Speaking on the importance of "big brother" figures in his own life, Montana continued: "I feel like I have people that, if I do something like that, like, how I was to him like a big brother, like, 'Bro, you're bugging out,'" he said. "He ain't have that around him. Because if I did it that night, if I was around him a couple more nights, I would have made him stop but he didn't have nobody that was doing that."
In the 2016 Fader-produced documentary in question, Montana and Miller are seen together in the studio. "Listen to me, I'm your brother, this right here, you're gonna miss a couple of shows," Montana tells Miller around the seven-minute mark in the documentary, discussing a bottle of lean.
Miller also appeared on a 2012 episode of Montana's Coke Boys TV showing the making of their collab "Drank & Smoke."
On Monday, Miller's cause of death was revealed by Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner's office as an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol.