Wearing one of his signature flower-splashed cowboy suits, Post Malone hit the Tonight Show couch on Monday night (Oct. 1) to talk about his upcoming Posty Fest, his love of Olive Garden and the friendly tattoo rivalry he has with pal Justin Bieber. Most importantly, he previewed a new song from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack for the upcoming animated feature.
For the uninitiated, Malone ran down his unlikely path to fame, from his birth in upstate New York to a childhood in Texas and a move to Los Angeles at 18 that involved a brief stint in community college and then, just four years ago, writing a song with friends ("White Iverson") that helped get him discovered. "I started playing [guitar] years and years ago and then I figured it's time for me to take it to the next level," he said of his humble beginnings.
After his mom bought him a guitar for Christmas, Posty told Fallon he began watching Metallica cover videos on YouTube to learn how to play power chords. "You can sing, is that from your mom as well?" Fallon wondered. "No, that's from AutoTune," the rapper shot back with perfect comic timing as he ran down his unlikely path to fame.