Whatever it is, a few videos went viral recently of the mumble rapper and they’ve led fans to feel significantly concerned for Post and his health.
Now he’s spoken out and responded to those worried about him.
Keep scrolling to find out what he said:
It’s been one hell of a decade for Post Malone…
Post, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, is a rapper who specializes in genres such as hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock.
Post released his debut album, August 26th back in 2016, but didn’t make it into the charts until the release of his 2017 single, “Rockstar.”
As of this year alone, Post has sold over sixty million records just here in the U.S.
The rapper has achieved 2 American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award, which is a pretty impressive feat considering he only rose to fame 2 years ago.
Post Malone is one of the biggest names in music of 2019.
But, when he isn’t known for his music…
He’s known for something else entirely.
The rapper’s “quirky” dress sense has made him, not only one of the most successful musicians of the year, but the most recognized.
His heavily tattooed face and body, his long hair, which is sometimes transformed into a mullet, and eccentric dress sense are all to thank for this.
Post is literally covered…
From his head to his toes in tattoos.
Last year, he got the words “Always” and “Tired” tattooed under his eyes. That’s one way to cover the bags, I suppose…
His bizarre choice of ink sparked a lot of controversy…
Though many found that they could relate to Post’s “always tired” eyes.
Because, we too, are “always tired.”
And his explanation for the puzzling words was nothing short of fantastic…
“I tried to do something that’s relatively the same length of letters,” Malone told Tim Westwood during London’s Wireless Festival last weekend.
“I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired so I didn’t realize.”
Because Post just doesn’t seem to be stopping with the face tats.
Now that must have been painful…
But surely there must be a reason behind all of this?
He adorned the cover of the GQ Spring/Summer issue and he explained that his tattoos are, in fact, a defensive strategy.
He explained, “I’m an ugly-ass mother******. It does maybe come from a place of insecurity, to where I don’t like how I look, so I’m going to put something cool on there so I can look at myself and say, ‘You look cool, kid,’ and have a modicum of self-confidence when it comes to my appearance.“
Back in 2018, he echoed his feelings of insecurities in a chat with Tim Westwood TV about the reason behind the facial tats.
He said, “It’s alright, I got a face for radio anyways, so I figured, why not? Anything to p**s my mom off.”
But it goes to show that no matter how successful you can be, insecurities always lie within anyone.
Keep scrolling to see what Post would look like without tatts. Prepared to be mindblown!
People took to social media to share videos of Post at a recent performance where they claimed he was acting ‘very strange’.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote:
HE IS NOT OKAY. HE NEEDS HELP! I don’t want to loose him. I don’t care if you are a fan of him or not, but he is f*cking not ok!
In the viral video, Post can be seen smashing a guitar before stumbling around the stage and eventually squatting with his head in his hands for a lengthy period of time.
Fans speculated his mental health wasn’t in a great place and that he was ‘on drugs’.
Speaking during his performance at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee yesterday, Post told fans not to worry.
I’m not on drugs! I feel the best I’ve ever f***ing felt in my life. And that’s why I can bust my a** for these shows and f***ing fall on the floor and do all that fun s***. But for anyone that’s concerned here, I appreciate the love and the support, but I feel f***ing fantastic and I’m not doing drugs.
Let’s hope Post stays in this great condition for the future.
We wish him all the best.