Post Malone Opens Up About Fatherhood, Drug Use, and Weight Loss

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Los Angeles, CA – In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, rapper Post Malone spoke candidly about the transformative effect of fatherhood on his life and perspective. Since becoming a dad to his now 14-month-old daughter, Malone reveals that he has undergone significant lifestyle changes.

“Having a baby really put a lot into perspective, and it’s really slowed me down a lot, party-wise, going out and being crazy.”

He describes fatherhood as “the most beautiful thing” and expresses genuine sincerity about the shift in his priorities.

“I never really got time or really had the bandwidth to experience the journey to its fullest. So I guess that’s what I’m trying to do now.”

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The 28-year-old also addressed public concerns of his health and weight loss, which have often been attributed to his allege use of drugs. The Sunflower singer told the host that he has never done hard drugs in his life and is actually feeling healthier than ever. 

“I mean, first off, I shouldn’t have to really justify anything to anyone, but I appreciate the concerns that people… But then it just goes… It goes from like, Hey, I hope he’s fine. But then the rumor starts that I’m doing hard drugs, which I’ve never done in my entire life.”

While he used to rely on alcohol to aid his creative process during recording, he now enjoys it more casually during moments of leisure, like spending quality time with loved ones

“But now if I do drink and I’m not doing a show or recording… And yeah, that’s another… I have a very hard time expressing myself via recording if I’m not a little f***ed up. It’s a good spot now because if I’m not recording or I’m not talking to people or if I’m not doing shows, I really do drink just to have fun. It’s having a beer with my dad or with my bud.”

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However, Post Malone did reveal that he enjoys taking shrooms, but not as frequently as before.

“Yeah, I take shrooms… I like shrooms. I like shrooms. Not as much as I used to. It’s really affected my short term memory… Maybe it was just a stint of habitual overuse. Daily. But now I take a little bar of chocolate with my buddies, a little square chocolate and just laugh and laugh and laugh.

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He shared a positive experience with them, mentioning that it has improved his view on life.

“I was talking to a ranger buddy of mine. He was a ranger and he was saying they’re giving it to guys for PTSD and stuff. And I was like, oh that’s cool because a lot of the times, a lot of pharmaceuticals, they have negative reactions often. And it’s cool to see that they’re giving them this medicine and it’s actually working. He was saying his buddy was going through it and it really helped him a lot. I don’t know. It’s interesting because it’s improved. It has improved my view on things. Making the last record, I was so, so, so… Well, writing it, I was so, so sad. But now I’m so happy and it’s definitely improved my viewpoint on life.”

Post Malone previously shared on social media that he isn’t on drugs, addressing concerns online regarding his weight loss and antics on stage. 

“I wanted to say that I’m not doing drugs, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my weight loss and I’d suppose, performance on stage. I’m having a lot of fun performing, and have never felt healthier. I guess dad life kicked in and I decided to kick soda, and start eating better so I can be around for a long time for this little angel.“

As the release of his new album “Austin” approaches on July 28, Post Malone continues his tour, which concludes on August 19.

You can watch the full interview below:

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