Post Malone on Justin Bieber 'Choking' Photo: 'He's My Big Brother & We Like to Rough House'

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Post Malone performs during the 2016 Buku Music + Arts Project Festival at Mardi Gras World on March 11, 2016 in New Orleans.  

UPDATE: After press time, Justin Bieber shared a jokey photo with his hands on Post Malone's neck, so it looks like they're on good terms. See the photo at the end of this post.

After a photo surfaced of rapper Post Malone with his hands around Justin Bieber's neck, Malone took to Twitter to insist he wasn't choking his Purpose tourmate.

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The "choking" photos went viral, with WorldStarHipHop suggesting that the "White Iverson" rapper was mad at Bieber for putting a cigarette out on Malone's arm.

However, Malone insists that he and Bieber are doing just fine. On Wednesday (April 13), Malone took to Twitter to dispel rumors of the feud, writing: "I love Justin y'all tripping."

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In a series of tweets, the singer continued: "He's my big brother and we like to rough house. If we was fighting someone would have done something instead of just sit around while the Biebs gets chokeslammed."

Whatever the case may be, let's hope for the tour's sake that Bieber and Malone are in fact still tight as ever, since they're stuck with one another for a few more months. 


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