Twitter is having a lot of fun with it.
As you may have seen from the photo of Post Malone and a dreaded Justin Bieber that made the rounds last week, the Purpose tour got off to a weird start, and things only seem to be getting weirder.
Yesterday, TMZ reported that Justin Bieber had mischievously ashed a cigarette on Post Malone while he was performing his hit, "White Iverson," at a Houston club. As far as we could tell from the clip, Malone seemed unbothered by the move, or perhaps he's just a good showman and withheld the pain until after his performance-- because a new photo tells a slightly different story.
The shot that surfaced today shows Post Malone seemingly holding Bieber by the throat at a similar-looking event, though it hasn't been confirmed that the pic is actually from the same night. Of course, it's easy to take what could have been another playful move out of context, but then again, that's what Twitter is for. So far, neither Post or Bieber has given any explanation into the curious pose.
Check out the evidence, as well as one of Twitter's more inventive jokes, below.
UPDATE: Post Malone has clarified that the two were just "roughhousing" and he has nothing but love for the Biebs. Don't expect the memes to slow down anytime soon though.
i love Justin y'all tripping lol— G-Unit Posty (@PostMalone) April 13, 2016
he's my big brother and we like to rough house— G-Unit Posty (@PostMalone) April 13, 2016
if we was fighting someone would have done something instead of just sit around while the beibs gets chokeslammed😂😂😂— G-Unit Posty (@PostMalone) April 13, 2016
end of story i love jus more than life 💖 and THE MIXTAPE IS ON THE PRECIPICE OF RELEASE. God bless my fans 💖— G-Unit Posty (@PostMalone) April 13, 2016
Post Malone 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ExYyK1Ngqw— HIP HOP FACTS (@DailyRapFacts) April 13, 2016
i was at the party where post malone choked out justin bieber, here’s a pic pic.twitter.com/rQtyMpDXmJ— Thomas Nassiff (@ThomasNassiff) April 13, 2016