On Sunday morning, rapper Post Malone tweeted a somewhat troubling message that made his fans worried about his mental stability. Last year was a year of ups and downs for the rapper, including huge career milestones, near-death experiences, and a constant battle between his fans and critics.
2018 was sure a frightening year in the rap industry, where many of Malone’s contemporaries experiences violence and drug issues, with some of them not even making it out alive. The rapper took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal that he is dealing with problems of his own too.
If y’all are actually my fans and friends and love me and want me to be mentally stable, can y’all please let me live? I’m trying my best here. That’s all I can do.
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) January 6, 2019
Although it was not very clear what Malone was referring to, it looked like it had something to do with social media, given that the rapper deals with extreme cases of die-hard fans and extreme haters online, and this is not the first time it has worn on him. Apart from that, there is no other thing for Malone to be worried about since he is enjoying the success of his released song called ‘Wow’ as well as his inclusion on many year-end lists.
However, it is completely understandable for him to feel like social media is a roller coaster of emotional beratement. This year has proved the latter and how it affects celebrities, especially those with mental health issues. Just last month, the SNL comedian, Pete Davidson, posted a chilly message, leaving everyone worried that he was on the brink of suicide. Before deleting it, he wrote on his Instagram account:
I really don’t want to be on this Earth anymore. I’m doing my best to stay here for you, but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last.
On the other hand, Malone himself has no specific documented mental health issues. Back in August, the rapper had an emergency plane landing and when he landed, he saw many vicious insults from some of his followers who hoped he would crash. To this, the rapper replied by writing:
I landed guys. Thank you for your prayers. Can’t believe how many people wished death on me on this website. F— you. But not today.
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