Because of course he did.

Post Malone always looks like a competition winner that can’t quite believe his luck. Now it’s emerged that the superstar chose his name from an online generator.

Which, let’s face it, is the most Post Malone thing ever. The rapper confessed all in a video interview with Vice.

He says he came up with the name back in high school after he entered his real name of Austin Post into the generator. Lo and behold, it came up with the pseudonym of Post Malone, and the rest is history.

“I was looking for a name because I already had all these songs done,” he said.

“I was looking for a name and I couldn’t think of anything, so I put my name in a rap name generator and it said Post Malone and that’s where it is. It’s just stuck.”

Inspired by him, social media users have rushed to use The Rap Name Generator to find out what their rap star name is.

Just FYI, you can now call me by my new name of Juicy Curves. Thanks,

It’s been a while since we’ve had any new music from Posty, since 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding.
We thought it was because he’s been busy acting in the likes of Spenser Confidential and the upcoming Guy Ritchie action thriller Wrath of Man. Now we think he’s just busy making Myspace layouts instead and pretending it’s 2002.

Malone was asked if he’d consider working with 6ix9ine. He replied: “Would I? Chances are, no.”

Other Antics

Many musicians definitely have too much time on their hands.

Lil Uzi Vert recently had an obscenely large pink diamond pierced into his forehead. He claims the gemstone set him back $24 million, or £17 million.

He’s been showing it off on social media, but received a huge amount of ridicule after people decided the new jewellery made him look like Marvel’s Vision.

Blood Vial

Machine Gun Kelly is also a musician who really needs someone to tell him “no”.

He’s been photographed wearing a pendant of girlfriend Megan Fox’s blood around his neck. Move over Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie.


On Valentine’s Day (so romantic) he shared a photo of a necklace with what looks like blood floating in the pendant. He wrote the caption, “i wear your blood around my neck.”

Megan returned the favour by writing some truly terrible poetry:

there goes my heart
manifest outside of my body
draped in the towering silhouette of a most unusually handsome boy

magical and haunted
kinetic and tortured
ethereal and dangerous
creative genius

the journey will likely be perilous
but there is no destination without him

happy valentine’s day rehab barbie 

Who needs capital letters and punctuation, eh?

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