Post Malone Speaks On Overnight Success & More With "The Howard Stern Show"

Post Malone Speaks On Overnight Success & More With "The Howard Stern Show"

Post Malone talks overnight success, overcoming his struggles with alcohol, and depression plus performs live on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show".

Post Malone recently sat down for an exclusive interview and performance on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" to promote his new album 'Twelve Carat Toothache'.

The special appearance marked the first time Post Malone appeared on the show and sat down with Howard Stern and co-host Robin Quivers.

Post Malone performed "Reputation" live for the first time as well as a cover of Pearl Jam's "Better Man".

The 26-year-old candidly discussed everything from his breakthrough in the music business to his heartfelt new album.

He also opened up about playing beer pong with celebs like Machine Gun Kelly, which face tattoo was inspired by his love for Nirvana, and why he left California in favor of his own secluded Salt Lake City compound.

Post Malone on writing song lyrics on the toilet:

"Nah, [that kind of] shit literally comes to me because I write all my songs on the can," Post laughed. "I'd say about 30 percent of all my albums have been written on the shitter. I'd say 60 percent of lyrics have been written on the shitter."

To Post's mind, the bathroom was among the most relaxing places in his house.

"It's my special zone because no one wants to come and talk to you while you're taking a shit," he added, saying he's even got a digital notepad by the toilet ready to go once inspiration arises. "I wouldn't say it's a hideaway as much as an oasis."

Post Malone on his bouts of depression:

"It's tough to talk about," the singer admitted. "I'd say the last year of middle school [and] the first year of high school, I didn't sit with anybody at the lunch table. I just sat there with my head in my hands, and I was just like, 'I don't know, and I don't understand, and I don't know what the fuck is going on with anyone.'"

Despite the feelings of isolation, there was one thing that helped pull him out of it.

"It was music," Post confirmed before revealing he was constantly referencing two things around that time, one of which was a popular guitar tablature website. "Whenever I was a kid, it was either porn or ultimate-guitar.com."

"I remember the first time I got drunk at [my friend] Drew's house and they had a guitar, so I got out my guitar and started singing because I was hammered," he explained, noting he had an audience of around 10. "I played … 'Wicked Games' by the Weeknd … [and] they were like, 'This is really good. This is actually good.'"

Post Malone on his overnight success with "White Iverson":

"The night it was done I was like, 'Let's just fucking put it out. What's the worst that could happen?'" he recalled thinking.

"People I'd looked up to for so long were just FaceTiming me in the middle of the night and I was like … 'This shit's crazy!'" he recalled.

Post Malone on overcoming his struggles with alcohol:

"I am responsible now," he remarked before opening up about how much he was drinking. "It was to a really rough point, and I couldn't get up off the floor for weeks … It was screwdrivers … It was vodka, and it was bodying fifths and trying to hang in there and talking to people who weren't fucking there."

"I just have super beautiful people around me, and I met a really beautiful person that made me feel like a human being again," he said of his fiancée, who he explained offered him direction that helped him through his rough period. "It's the guidance out of the dark into the light," he continued. "She saved my fucking life—it's pretty epic."

"There was a time to where I had so much guidance and Justin [Bieber] was guiding me … [but] at the end of the day I have to do what I want to do, and that's what I'm going to do," he said before admitting he'd begun working on being more open to advice from others. "People can look at you from the outside and see that something's wrong and you can be trapped in your own fucking world … I need to do a lot less talking and a lot more listening …. I'm 26 and I'm learning every fucking day."

"There was a point in my life to where I was not happy with who I was, and I was a fucking turd and I sucked, and now I just want to be better every fucking day," Malone acknowledged. "All we can do is just don't be a dickhead, that's the golden rule."

Post Malone on releasing a country album:

"To be honest, there's nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album [to put] on YouTube," Malone said. "I'm allowed to do that, I'm a human being."

"So, why do you think you don't?" Howard continued.

"[I] split my time between a lot of different things because I am happily obligated to do concerts and show love to my fans … and then I'm happily obligated to write music and make beats by myself, and I'm happily obligated to, you know, take care of my family," he said. "So, it's a lot of time, and it's about finding that space to allot that time."

"If I get another year to myself, maybe I'll make a fucking country album," he added.

Post Malone on his face tattoos:

Post's love of Nirvana runs so deep he has the song title "Stay Away" tattooed above his right eyebrow, though it's just one of several tattoos prominently displayed on the heavily inked artist's face.

He told Howard that wasn't his first face tattoo. That distinction belonged to a "smiley face with 'x' eyes," which came out a bit differently than Post had originally planned.

"I was like, 'Fuck! It looks like [electronic musician] Marshmello,'" he laughingly recalled of first seeing it. "It was just supposed to be a drunk guy. I like Marshmello, he's such a sweet guy, but I [didn't] want a face tattoo of [him]."

Howard wondered if Post regretted any of the ink.

"No sir," Post assured him. "Every [tattoo] that I have takes me back to a time in my life. Whether I like it or not, those times happened, and this is my story. This is how I look and this is who I am."

Post Malone on his new baby daughter:

Post Malone: I woke up at 2:30 in the afternoon, I went and I kissed my baby girl and then I went to play some video games.

Howard Stern: What baby girl? Are you referring to your girlfriend or you have a baby?

Post Malone: No, that's my daughter.

Howard Stern: Oh, you have a daughter?

Post Malone: Yes sir.

Howard Stern: That's been on the QT though. We didn't know you had a daughter. You keep all that quiet.

Post Malone: Yeah, I want to let her make her own decisions. That's it.

Post Malone confirms he is engaged:

Post Malone: No one wants to come talk to you while you are taking a shit. No one. I don't care who it is.

Howard Stern: But does your girlfriend ever say to you, is she your girlfriend or your wife at this point?

Post Malone: She is my fiancée.

The Howard Stern Show, which airs on SiriusXM channel Howard 100, is broadcast live Mondays through Wednesdays starting at 7:00 am ET.

The full show is also available on the SiriusXM app.

Post Malone's new album, 'Twelve Carat Toothache', is available now to stream and cop on all major DSPs.

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Post Malone Performs "Reputation" Live on the Stern Show:

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How Post Malone Found Immediate Success When He Published "White Iverson" on SoundCloud:

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