Post Malone Says Taylor Swift Told Him She Loved the Riff on ‘Better Now’: ‘That’s F—in’ Crazy’


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Post Malone was in his happy place on Tuesday morning (Oct. 17), chopping it up with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, playing some of his favorite covers, rocking out with a gospel choir and revealing that pop megastar Taylor Swift is a charter member of Team Posty.


When Stern asked Malone to recall which song of his Swift praised, Malone said the kind words came during a brief encounter backstage at a radio show, where Swift said she was blown away by his Grammy-nominated Beerbongs & Bentleys No. 7 Billboard Hot 100 hit “Better Now.”

“We were just passing by and she was like, ‘Oh my God! Nice to see you. ‘Better Now’ if f—in’ amazing!’,” he said Swift told him. “And I was like, ‘What?’That’s f—in’ crazy, you’re a great f—in’ songwriter! Thank you so very much.’” The kind words felt especially good for the self-described high school outcast, who told Stern that he still can’t quite figure out why he never fit in before blowing up into one of the most-streamed acts of the modern era.

“There’s so many beautiful artists in the world and for another artist to acknowledge that is a really, really b–chin’ thing. It’s a really special thing,” Malone said of Swift’s compliment. “That was a really cool moment and it was very inspiring.”

When Stern mentioned a story that claimed Swift’s Eras Tour was so mega that she could take the proceeds and give every person in America a $20 bill, Malone couldn’t wrap his head around that altitude of fame. But having met Taylor he said he’s not surprised at her latest level-up, which also includes the $97 million first-weekend gross for the Eras tour movie.

“It’s f—in’ so cool. It’s so cool,” he said of Swift’s constantly evolving success. “I recently got to hang out with her and she is genuinely one of the most kind and considerate and a f—in’ hell of a songwriter. Holy s–t, amazing,” Malone said of Taylor, who he described as “f—in’ destroying it” while he’s just “doing the best I can.”

Stern — who has graphically described his fascination (and fantasies) about Swift’s reported relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on his show — then, of course, reminded famously skilled Beer Pong player Malone that he once lost a suds match to Kelce that resulted in the Dallas Cowboys fan getting a KC tattoo as punishment.

Because he knows Kelce, Stern asked Malone if he approves of the reported pop star relationship, which has been breathlessly covered by the NFL during Swift’s recent appearances at a string of Kelce’s games. “Yes sir. Whenever I met him he was the sweetest dude,” Malone said of Kelce. “You never know. Nowadays you never know. You meet a lot of people in the world and what’s cool is to see people that are successful — much like Taylor and Travis and [Chiefs QB] Patrick [Mahomes] — they really give a s–t about human beings. And I think that’s pretty bad ass.”

During the chat, Malone also talked about his love of Daisy Duke short shorts — and his decision to eat healthy on tour, which resulted in his noticeable weight loss — his lonely adolescence as an outcast and his plans to build a giant compound in an undisclosed location where he and his family can rest, relax and get away from the fame machine.

Malone, a legendary Bud Light fan and spokesperson, also said that he was not interested in the right-wing freakout over trans TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney getting some commemorative cans from the beer maker. “I have been drinking Bud Light since I was the legal age of 21 and I’m gonna f—in’ drink a nice cold f—in’ Bud Light, man. I really don’t give a s–t, man. I just wanna do what makes me feel comfortable.”

He also stuck around to play a haunting cover of Alice in Chains’ 1992 grunge classic “Them Bones” featuring a choir, as well as his original, “Landmine,” from this year’s Austin album.

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