By Nadeska Alexis
Mac Miller passed through Austin, Texas last week for the South by Southwest music festival and during his stay the Pittsburgh rapper performed at the 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards and scooped up two trophies for Woodie of the Year and Performing Woodie.
In the days leading up to the Woodies, Mac was in shock to be nominated in categories that included veteran rappers like Jay-Z. “It’s crazy, it makes me feel like there’s no way I’m going to win,” he told MTV News. “But it’s just great to be nominated with people that I grew up being some of my favorite artists. It makes me feel like I’m in the big leagues.”
Humble as he may be, the Blue Slide Park rapper was still the big winner of the night, and he gave all the credit to his fans. “My fans are dope,” he told MTV’s Buzzworthy blog. “I think the reason they go so hard for me and why they ride for me is because… I think they just see me as one of them. When my album came out, I had fans tweeting me that they bought 10 of them.”
In addition to taking home trophies, Mac Miller also treated fans at the Woodie Awards to live performances of his hit singles “Party on 5th Ave,” “Donald Trump” and “Loud.”