When it comes to using the toilet, going No. 2 is not Post Malone’s No. 1 priority. Discussing songwriting on The Howard Stern Show, Posty said, “Shit literally comes to me, because I write all my songs on the can.”
As the pop star explained, the process “very much so” relaxes him, and he’ll, ahem, post up in the bathroom for an “hour-and-a-half, two hours,” at a time.
The ritual leaves him feeling flush with ideas. “I’d say about 30% of all my albums have been written on the shitter,” he explained. “I’d say 60% of lyrics have been written on the shitter.”
But this behavior caused the program’s host to worry. “Are you pushing the whole time?” Stern wanted to know. “Because you really could get hemorrhoids, and I’m not making a joke.” He’s not wrong; it’s a lot harder to focus on the next Hollywood’s Bleeding when you’re also dealing with anal bleeding.
But Posty seemed unconcerned. “It’s my special zone. ‘Cause no one wants to talk to you when you’re taking a shit,” he said. “I wouldn’t say it’s a hideaway as much as it’s an oasis.” Check out a clip from the interview below.
Post Malone’s most recent album, Twelve Carat Toothache, dropped earlier this month, though our reviewer thought he could have skipped a step and dropped that music straight into the toilet. Since then he’s gone day drinking with Seth Meyers and revealed that he smokes “40 to 45” cigarettes a day. He also announced a North American tour; tickets are available here.