Fans of Post Malone have been left shocked after hearing what he's been quietly doing for frontline workers...
The heavily tattooed rapper has definitely shown us all his softer side.
He has quietly been doing his part to make pandemic healthcare workers as comfortable as possible while working on the front lines.
Here's the full story...
Now, it's been one hell of a decade for Post Malone.
Post, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, is a rapper who specializes in a blended genre of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and rock.
The New York-born rapper has shot up to unprecedented levels of fame in the last few years...Post released his debut album, August 26th back in 2016, but didn't make it into the charts until the release of his 2017 single, "Rockstar."
His music has been a roaring success...
As of last year alone, Post sold over sixty million records just here in the U.S.
He's won a handful of awards, too.
The rapper has bagged 2 American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and an MTV Video Music Award, which is a pretty impressive feat considering he only rose to fame 3 years ago.
So, it's needless to say...
Post Malone is one of the biggest names in music.
But, when he isn't known for his music...He's known for something else entirely.
Post has a somewhat distinct style.
The rapper's "quirky" dress sense has made him, not only one of the most successful musicians of the year but the most recognized.
And it isn't difficult to see why...His heavily tattooed face and body, his long hair, which is sometimes transformed into a mullet, and eccentric dress sense are all to thank for this.
Post is literally covered from his head to his toes in tattoos.
And his face is no exception to his love of ink.
Last year, he got the words "Always" and "Tired" tattooed under his eyes.
That's one way to cover the bags, I suppose...
His bizarre choice of ink sparked a lot of controversy...
I feel @PostMalone’s new tat on a visceral level— Marisa Mendez 🧜🏼♀️ (@Marisa Mendez 🧜🏼♀️)1528402699.0
His ink turned him into somewhat of a meme...
.@PostMalone stole my face tattoo 🙄 https://t.co/3X6uAA84Ec— TJ (@TJ)1528401900.0
And his explanation for the puzzling words was nothing short of fantastic...told Tim Westwood during London’s Wireless Festival last weekend. “I guess ‘always’ is more letters than ‘tired,’ but I was tired so I didn’t realize."
They seem to be working well for him...Because Post just doesn't seem to be stopping with the face tats.
A lot of people are left baffled by Post's choice to cover his face in this way...But surely there must be a reason behind all of this?
Well, Post opened up about his tattoo decisions in an interview with GQ last year...
He adorned the cover of the GQ Spring/Summer 2020 issue and explained that his tattoos are, in fact, a defensive strategy.
"I'm an ugly-ass mother******. It does 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."
This isn't the first time that Post has spoken of his insecurities...
Back in 2018, he echoed his feelings of insecurities in a chat with Tim Westwood TV about the reason behind the facial tats.
He said, "It's alright, I got a face for radio anyways, so I figured, why not? Anything to p**s my mom off."
But this week, nearly a year on from his tattoo confession, Post has hit the headlines for an entirely unexpected reason.
Because it has just emerged that he has been quietly gifting thousands of pairs of his custom Crocs to hospital workers working on the front lines.
The Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clog II are still sold out after they went on sale last month...
But that hasn't stopped him from pulling a few strings to get 10,000 hospital workers a pair of their own.
Post and Crocs teamed up with a charity called Musicians on Call...
To donate the shoes to frontline caregivers, housekeeping staff, and healthcare workers across the nation.
Now, the custom Crocs are being worn everywhere...
Now and always, we need to take care of each other. Sending love to you, #CrocNation 💚 And sending free shoes to our frontline heroes in healthcare. Visit https://t.co/xNp6I2aRd8 to request your pair. #CrocsCares pic.twitter.com/G4fyLe0kQq— Crocs Shoes (@Crocs) March 25, 2020
And they have been helping to keep all hospital staff as comfortable as possible as they help to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Post clearly isn't being stingy with his shoe line...
What an amazing thing to do!
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