Post Malone Admits That Making Forced TikToks Makes Him Feel Uneasy
Post Malone, in particular, expressed that while he enjoys TikTok, he can’t force himself to create one for marketing purposes.
TikTok has become a staple for marketing, specifically for musicians. On numerous occasions, there has been buzz about tracks gaining traction through viral dances and other impressive skits. However, some creators are not too accustomed to the social media platform.
During an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Posty elaborates on this very thought.
“There are many different ways to get people to listen to your music. Furthermore, TikTok is so fucking huge… Everything, no, it is great. Moreover, you have people check on my new song, and it goes fucking viral, and that changes people’s lives,” Post Malone adds. “And you discover talented people on there and everything. Nevertheless, it is just so hard for me to make something natural. And it is just so interesting. So it is interesting to hear [Halsey’s] opinion on that.”
In case you missed the 4-1-1 on Halsey, she blasted record labels a few weeks ago for making artists fake viral TikToks before releasing a song.
Other musicians like JoJo have also poked fun at this new need to gain popularity through TikTok for recognition.
She wrote in the post, “u can’t *make* something go viral. & it’s cringy to try. kudos to @halsey and all the other artists raging against the machine and telling the truth.”
The Game actually hopped on the TikTok wave not too long ago (which you can read via FMHipHop). But unfortunately, he got more hate than love from the post.
“I think it is my personal opinion and the changes that I have made mentally to distance myself from that, which has positively impacted my life. It’s just whatever makes you comfortable because you have to be comfortable with what you are doing at the end of the day. However, social media is something that I am not super comfortable with.” Post Malone adds.
Posty’s album Twelve Carat Toothache will debut on June 3rd, 2022. Artists like Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Gunna, The Kid LAROI, and Fleet Foxes will be featured. His last project, Hollywood’s Bleeding, dropped in 2019.
Written by Natalee Gilbert
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