Post Malone shares pictures of his dramatically shorter new haircut on Instagram
Post Malone is one of those people whom even his most ardent fans would describe as being unconventionally good-looking. With his rummage-sale fashion sense, scruffy beard, countless tattoos and piercings, he doesn't look like the sort of guy that would be easy to introduce to your grandma. Despite that, there are still plenty of people out there who love the way he dresses. I'll say this for him: he really knows how to be himself.
Post (real name Austin Richard) has been doing pretty well for himself lately, both critically and commercially. Despite (or maybe because of) his eccentric appearance and easy-going attitude, he's definitely emerged as a rapper to watch recently. His first album, entitled 'Stoney' went platinum three times and hit the top of the charts. Meanwhile, his follow-up album, Beerbongs & Bentley, has been a smash success and broke the first-day streaming records on Spotify, boasting a whopping total of 78.7 million streams worldwide. Pretty impressive huh?
However, now it appears that Post is aiming for a more subdued look, after sharing an Instagram snap in which it appears he's chopped off his long locks and has gone for a shorter 'do instead. Post took to social media to upload the pic of himself, captioning it: "had 2 big ass dreads. plz don't stop listening to my music. [sic]" In case you're worrying about Post looking too square though: relax. Seems as though his trademark tattoos are still here to stay.
Post has had a hard time coping with the death of fellow rapper Mac Miller, died of a drug overdose in September 2018. Indeed, in a Rolling Stone interview, Miller had actually teased the possibility of a collaboration, stating: "Me and Post have been talking about doing an album. So we got together. And then Frank Dukes has worked on a bunch of my records, but we had never met, so he came through too. And then Thundercat appeared and we all started jamming. We were just having a great time."
Not only that, but a few of Post's critics have also accused him of cultural appropriation due to his being a white rapper. But when interviewed about the topic by Dana Cortez on her talk show, Post claimed: "Coming into my own and really figuring out who I am and what kind of music I want to make and how I want to really shift the culture and shift the genre… now I think, with this last album, I’ve shut a lot of people up that just wanted to call me a cultural appropriator or a one-hit-wonder. It doesn’t bother me anymore that people question me. I just want to keep making the best music I can."
It's cool that Post is trying out a new style, but I think he's one of those guys who can pull off the shabby look quite well, don't you?