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How Post Malone narrowly escaped death twice in two weeks

Texas rapper Post Malone is one of the most popular white rappers out at present. With multi-platinum hits such as ‘White Iverson’ and ‘Rockstar’ under his belt, he is most definitely in the upper echelons of contemporary hip hop.

With career beginnings in the early 2010s, Malone began his pursuit of a music career in 2011 when he would record demos and raps to show his friends. However, nothing would come of it. For two years, he remained in Texas and even briefly attended Tarrant County College.

However, knowing he was destined to be a rapper in 2013, he moved to Los Angeles with his friend Jason Probst, who ran a popular Minecraft YouTube channel. Here, he would end up joining a music collective called BLCKVRD. The collective included the likes of FKi 1st and Sauce Lord Rich (under the duo name of FKi), as well as Rex Kudo, who produced ‘White Iverson’.

In 2015, Malone uploaded the track to his SoundCloud, and on July 19th of that year, he put out a video for the track. That was his breakthrough single and, since then, Malone has had vast amounts of commercial success with his music. However, that doesn’t mean that he hasn’t come face to face with adversity. In 2018, the rapper (real name Austin Post) almost lost his life on two occasions that were close to catastrophes, one in the air and one on the road.

In 2018, Malone won a VMA for his track ‘Rockstar’. Elated and excited, the day after the award ceremony, Malone got caught up in an aviation mishap while attempting to leave New York by plane. Malone was headed for London aboard a private jet holding more than a dozen people. While in mid-air, the pilot realized the plane had two blown tires, so after spending five hours circling the area, the jet made an emergency landing.

Malone posted the news on Twitter, letting his fans know he was okay. However, the rapper was surprised at “how many people wished death on [him] on [Twitter].” But this was just the first obstacle he would face as the rapper faced a car collision just two weeks later.

While in California, Malone’s Rolls Royce collided with another car. Reports read that a Kia crashed into Malone’s white Rolls Royce in Los Angeles. However, due to the robustness of his car, nobody inside was injured. But he did then tweet later that evening, saying, “god must hate me lol”.

Below you can watch the news report surrounding the collision.