Post Malone Assured Fans He’s Not on Drugs, Just Living His Best Dad Life: ‘My Brain Is in a Super Dope Place’
The rapper said his noticeable weight loss is due to cutting out soda and eating better so he can be around for his little one.
Post Malone is responding to speculation about his weight.
The “Sunflower” singer and rapper, 27, took to Instagram Thursday to address fans concerned about the apparent changes to his body.
“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,” Malone wrote, along with a picture of himself in bed. “i’m having a lot of fun performing, and have never felt healthier.”
Malone, who welcomed a daughter with his fiancée in May 2022, continued: “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. next up is smokes and brews, but i like to consider myself a patient man… lol!”
Malone also noted that he’s been in the studio working on new music and thanked fans for their “patience and support.”
“my brain is in a super dope place, and i’m the happiest i’ve been in a long time,” he added. “if you’re having a hard time or need some love, i can say that you’re loved more than you know”
Malone is the latest celebrity to make a public statement in recent weeks responding to comments about their bodies. Earlier this month, Ariana Grande took to TikTok to encourage her fans not to comment on others’ bodies after people scrutinized her weight loss online, and Bebe Rexha called out “upsetting” fascination over her weight on social media.
Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, regional medical director at the Eating Recovery Center, previously told USA TODAY that commenting on someone’s weight can reinforce the belief that someone’s appearance is the most important thing about them.
“These comments about how your body is acceptable or unacceptable, it reinforces again that you are not worth more than your body… and that you have to present yourself a certain way for the world to find you acceptable,” she said. “It just reinforces that sort of superficial, body-focused idea that we know is so painful and harmful for every single one of us because we are so much more than this vessel that carries us.”