How Tall Is Post Malone?
In terms of pop rappers, Post Malone has spent about half of a decade at the top of the heap. Part of this fame comes from his striking and iconic look, complete with face tattoos, a puffy beard, and perpetually heavy-lidded eyes. Post also looks pretty tall as far as music stars go. So just how tall is Post Malone?
Is Post Malone exaggerating his height?
The best way to get an answer on Post’s height should be from the man himself. A fan asked him directly on Twitter, and the rapper decided to reply. The claim is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser, given he said he is 6-foot-2.
Most reliable sources, including his IMDb page, have long reported Post’s height at a flat six-feet-tall. That’s about what an eye test has generally backed up, too. This would make him even with his hero Allen Iverson. (It would add a fun spin to the hit song “White Iverson.”) But apparently, Post — real name Austin Richard Post — might have a couple of inches on the scrappy Philadelphia 76ers legend.
How does Post’s height compare to other famous rappers?
Regardless of the six-foot or 6-foot-2 debate, Post towers over many of his current peers in rap. Lil Uzi Vert, at 5-foot-4, is a notably diminutive superstar. Even alone on the stage, it’s plain to see how short he is. Not that it affects his outsized performances.
Pop Smoke likely represented the average rapper’s height, at 5-foot-10 according to Healthy Celeb. The late king of Brooklyn drill ascended to the top of his field over just a few years. But unlike the rest of what contributed to his stardom, his height was simply average.
Not so for 2 Chainz, the longtime pop-friendly face of southern rap. The 6-foot-5 Atlanta rapper, who also leverages his memorable vibe as an actor, is tall enough that it’s inseparable from his image as an artist. He looks enormous next to his feature artists on stage, much more than Post ever seems to.
Post Malone remains one of the top pop rappers
Post has a lot more to his image than his height. His tattoos are instantly recognizable, especially those on his face. He claims he got many of them out of a sense of uncertainty regarding his self-esteem, but at this point, they’re iconic enough on their own. His unique look, at the time, helped propel his debut album Stoney to triple-platinum success in 2016.
His double-platinum second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, proved he wasn’t a one-hit-wonder. Songs “Rockstar” and “Psycho” firmly established the one-time “White Iverson” guy as an ongoing pop culture presence. Then Hollywood’s Bleeding demonstrated his ability to switch styles while maintaining pop success, leaning further into the pop side of his style and adding some indie rock elements.
Fan’s feathers weren’t particularly ruffled by Post’s stylistic shifts, which bodes well for his planned pivot. While his facial tattoos mean he’ll always have a visual throughline back to his pop-rap past, he intends to shift full-time to country music by the time he hits 40. But is that pivot serious?
His current sound is more in the indie-pop direction than country. Yet he has talked about making the jump to that genre for years, Audacy reports. He even winked at fans with an April Fool’s Day joke on his Instagram, where he heavily implied he was working on a country album already before pulling the post. Wherever he ultimately takes things for his next album, a future leaning ever further away from rap seems all but assured.