Maturity isn’t a good fit for every rapper (see: Kanye’s bedraggled coming-to-Jesus phase). But through 2018 it was working a treat for former bad boy — and Ariana Grande’s ex — Mac Miller. But then his story turned to tragedy as that September, the 26 year-old died of an accidental drug overdose.
In another time and another place, Rufus Wainwright would be selling millions of records and living a life of Elton John-esque fabulousness. That time was the Seventies, when tortured singer-songwriters with a knack for melody-festooned hits and off-the-cuff melodrama were quite the thing.
THIS is a story of how you can recover after your worst nightmare. It’s the story of a mother whose three children died. Madonna Badger, 49, was an art director, for people like Calvin Klein, and owned a successful company in New York.
Singer Rufus Wainwright – who sought guidance from the ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker Elton John in 2000 when he was struggling with an addiction to crystal meth – claimed the flamboyant star is very quiet away from his public persona and has little belief in his own abilities.