Post Malone opens up about his self-esteem issues in a revealing new interview published Monday.
While speaking to GQ Style, the “White Iverson” singer admits he got his famous face tattoos because he does not like the way he looks.
“I’m a ugly-ass ------------,” the 24-year-old told the publication. “[The face tattoos do] 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.”
Among his ink, the “Rockstar” rapper has a line of barbed wire across his forehead, the words “Stay Away” above his right eyebrow, and “always” and “tired” under both of his eyes.
Last month, the hip-hop artist added a bloody buzz saw to his cheek.
In the interview, the musician — born Austin Richard Post — also revealed he has dealt with “sadness” throughout his entire life.
“Middle school, I would cry myself to sleep every ------’ day,” he dished. “High school, the same thing. I tried to drink some beers to get rid of that ----, but it just never goes away. And I don’t think that’s anybody’s fault; it has to do with something predisposed in you.”
When asked if he is getting help for his mental health problems, Malone responded, “I am, now — I’m trying,” before admitting that music is his ultimate therapy.
“It's difficult. Through my songs, I can talk about whatever I want. But sitting here, face-to-face, it’s difficult.”