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Post Malone Challenged Andrew Watt to a Guitar Battle & He Slayed His Rebuttal With the Perfect Song

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Post Malone attends the 2019 GQ Men of the Year at The West Hollywood Edition on December 05, 2019 in West Hollywood, Calif.

Post Malone wanted all the smoke from superstar producer Andrew Watt after challenging his guitar skills for a friendly duel.

"Hi, my name is Austin Post and I’m better than Andrew Watt at the guitar," the Hollywood's Bleeding artist proclaimed matter-of-factly ahead of the 100th take of his performance of the instrumental classic "Cliffs Of Dover" by Eric Johnson.

He rallied their superstar friends to side with Team Posty, as Ty Dolla $ign claimed his "real rockstar" status also surpasses that of Watt's. Justin Bieber, Niall Horan, Jason Isbell, Travis Barker, blackbear and Johnson himself applauded Malone in the comments section, with Bieber noting how impressed he was with his "Forever" collaborator's real-life ability to play his "go to guitar hero song."

But Watt left a slew of coffin emojis behind as a sure sign that he intended to bury Malone with his rebuttal.

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The 29-year-old producer, who had been battling with coronavirus in mid-March, showed off a classic black-and-white photograph of Prince before the camera panned toward him, sitting on the edge of his sofa armed and ready for an acoustic counterattack.

"Well, well, well, Austin Post. If you thought I didn't have a rebuttal, let me just remind you of something I wrote not too long ago," Watt said before charging right into his guitar solo from Malone, Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott's collaboration "Take What You Want," which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Watt produced multiple songs from Osbourne's 12th studio album Ordinary Man earlier in February.)

After witnessing Watt perform a portion of "Take What You Want" behind his head, Ty Dolla $ign shared a nervous laughing emoji, and Charlie Puth, Trevor Dahl and Charlotte Lawrence praised his rebuttal as part of Team Watt.

Watch the two duke it out on the guitar below.