The Pittsburgh Steelers have paid some serious respect to the memory of late hometown rapper Mac Miller. This past weekend, the NFL team remembered his life during its home game.
According to reports, the Steelers had Mac’s music play throughout Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner paid tribute to Mac Miller on Sunday by wearing cleats that featured the late artist’s image and name. In addition to Conner’s tribute, the team blasted Miller’s hits from the speakers at Heinz Field. (E! Online)
Steelers player James Conner wore a pair of cleats in Mac’s honor and shouted him out on Twitter.
Thank you Mac. 🙏🏽💧 pic.twitter.com/gz9gkA7hBm
— James Conner (@JamesConner_) September 15, 2018
Throughout the years, Miller has flexed his love for the Pittsburgh team.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 21, 2015
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 18, 2016
Last week, reports claimed Mac’s music streams exploded following his shocking death.
Following the death of Mac Miller on Friday, on-demand streams of his music in the U.S. climbed by 970 percent, according to Nielsen Music. On Sept. 7, the hip-hop star’s catalog of songs earned 32.5 million streams (audio and video combined), up from 3.04 million on Sept. 6. Following nearly a full tracking week after his death, it’s expected that Miller’s catalog of songs and albums could impact Billboard’s charts next week (dated Sept. 22, reflecting the sales and streaming tracking week of Sept. 7-13). (Billboard)