A resurfaced video of Post Malone has fans freaking out about just how much the singer’s appearance has changed.
The clip, shared on Instagram by the rapper RiFF RAFF, shows the two artists hanging out and singing along to music together.
“STAYiNG AT HOME GOT ME FiNDiNG ViDEOS OF POST MALONE ON MY OLD BAT PHONE,” RiFF RAFF captioned the video.
In the clip, Post Malone has braided hair, gold grills and, notably, none of his now-signature face tattoos. The 24-year-old now has several tattoos on and around his face — including a sword on his cheek, a playing card on his forehead and the words “stay away” just above his eyebrows.
The Instagram post, which has now been viewed nearly 250,000 times, drew a fervent reaction from fans, who shared their shock at how different the “Circles” singer looks today.
“Here I was thinking Post got his face tattoos removed,” one user commented.
“Totally different human,” another wrote.
“He looked so much better without them scribbles on his face,” another added.
Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, has changed his appearance a number of times since releasing breakthrough single, “White Iverson,” in 2015. The rapper had added several face tattoos during that time, but has also expressed some remorse about the motivation behind them.
“I’m an ugly-a** motherf*****,” he told GQ earlier this year. “[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.”
This isn’t the first time fans have obsessed over the singer’s image. Social media users have also widely circulated a 2013 video of Post Malone covering a Bob Dylan song. In that clip, he is also without his face tattoos.
That clip, shared to YouTube by Post Malone (using his real name at the time) has since been viewed more than 10 million times.
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