Post Malone Says Justin Bieber Has Given His ‘Culty’ Church $10 Million

Post Malone’s recent feature in Rolling Stone was very revealing. We learned about his love for the Olive Garden, his extensive—and wildly expensive—loafer collection, and his “super religious” past.

In addition, we learned Malone's feelings about another super-religious person, his “genuine friend” Justin Bieber. The “Rockstar” rapper said that Bieber is “a fucking awesome, great dude,” but is concerned about the pop star’s relationship with the controversial Hillsong Church. 

“It's a total cult,” Malone said. “He's already given them, like, $10 million.” (A “source close to Bieber” denied that figure to RS.

On top of everything else, we found out that Malone is a gun-obsessed conspiracy theorist who might be preparing for the apocalypse. The 22-year-old rapper discussed his arsenal of weapons after writer Jonah Weiner noticed a copy of Guns & Ammo on his counter.

“I love shooting. The feeling is pure…inebriation. It's like hitting a punching bag to let off steam,” he said before showing off his collection of firearms, including an M14, a .44 Desert Eagle hand cannon, an M1911 pistol, and a couple of Glocks. “[…] They're fun, they're practical, and bad shit happens. If you hurt me, I'm gonna hurt you back […] The world is going to shit. They're taking away a lot of our rights. We have a shitty thing going on in the White House—I don't like Trump. But I don't think it's just him. Something's coming.”

His paranoia isn’t too surprising considering his interests in “alternative news” and “conspiracy shit.”

“There's crazy shit that goes on that we can't explain. Chemtrails and shit,” he said. “Like, they have a gun that gives you a heart attack, and they can't tell the difference.”

Malone also discussed his experience as a white rapper and the criticism he’s faced from the hip-hop community. He specifically addressed a 2015 incident in which Charlamagne tha God suggested he wasn't doing enough to help the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I wish I'd said, ‘What are you doing for Black Lives Matter?’ Some sassy shit to shut him up. Like, maybe my music's not the best, but I know I'm not a bad person, so you're just being a hater,” Malone said. “He's not a good person. He hates me because I'm white and I'm different.”

You can read the full interview at Rolling Stone’s website

More from Complex

Migos, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj’s “MotorSport” Is Here

After months of relentless teasing, the first single from Migos' Culture II has finally landed. “MotorSport” premiered Friday morning on the Breakfast Club shortly after the hosts endured a peculiar conversation with the Hillsong Church guy, just hours after a preview of the track landed on YouTube. 

Migos also teased the new track during their performance at Power 105.1's Powerhouse at Barclays Thursday night.


A post shared by Power 105.1 (@power1051) on Oct 26, 2017 at 8:17pm PDT

Check the full version of the soon-to-be-everywhere collaboration, featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, below via Spotify. Murda Beatz and CuBeatz provide production.

Though we still don't have a formal Culture II release date, the arrival of “MotorSport” means we should likely expect the project soon. Judging by Quavo's recent headline-spawning social media activity, the collection may include a variety of additional top-shelf collaborators.


Donald Glover, Lil Yachty, Drake, Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla Sign, Big Sean, Travis Scott, and Kanye West have all been either been seen in the studio with Quavo or heard in frustratingly brief clips of already completed collabs. Culture II also boasts a mystery executive producer, with many album hype theorists predicting their identity as being synonymous with 🐐.


A post shared by QuavoHuncho (@quavohuncho) on Oct 24, 2017 at 6:09pm PDT

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, thankfully, also have new projects on the way. For Cardi B, the release will mark her debut studio album and arrives on the wave of hype cultivated by one of the best (and biggest songs) of 2017. 

More from Complex

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Called Justin Bieber a ‘Traitor’ Over Instagram Diss

Once upon a time, Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber were extremely close friends. Bieber walked Mayweather out to the ring before a handful of fights. He also came to Mayweather’s aid when he was involved in a car accident with his kids. And shortly after Mayweather retired from the sport of boxing following his 49th professional fight against Andre Berto, he was spotted vacationing with Bieber in Bora Bora.


@justinbieber #comfortableliving #tmt #bankrollbieber

A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Oct 3, 2015 at 1:31pm PDT

There is obviously a big age difference between the two—Mayweather is currently 40, while Bieber is 23—but it didn’t stop them from sharing a special bond. It sounds like that bond has been broken, though, and Mayweather is not happy about it.

In recent weeks, Mayweather has been asked whether or not Bieber would accompany him to the ring before his fight with Conor McGregor, and he has downplayed questions about it. It led to some speculation about his friendship with the singer. And that speculation increased last week after Bieber came out and said that Mayweather would not knock McGregor out during their fight, which prompted a response from Mayweather’s dad.

And according to a TMZ Sports report released early Monday morning, there is something to all of the speculation surrounding Mayweather and Bieber. The report indicates Bieber is no longer associated with Mayweather’s Money Team and that he and Mayweather are no longer on speaking terms. Sources who spoke with TMZ Sports revealed that Bieber has been receiving counseling from the Hillsong Church in recent months, and during counseling, he has apparently been asked to take a good hard look at who he has been hanging around with over the last few years.

Bieber wasn’t specifically asked to evaluate his relationship with Mayweather, but it seems Bieber went ahead and evaluated it on his own and found that it might not be the best relationship for him to be in. So he reportedly unfollowed Mayweather on Instagram as a way to”reset boundaries” between the two—and as you might expect, that didn’t go over well with Mayweather.

TMZ Sports is reporting that Mayweather went “nuclear” after hearing that Bieber unfollowed him. He also reportedly called Bieber a “traitor” and reminded him that he stuck by his side when he was having legal problems a few years ago. Mayweather is said to be “incensed” over how his relationship with Bieber has played itself out recently.

Mayweather is yet to respond to the TMZ Sports report, but with his fight with McGregor just a few days away, we’re sure he’ll be asked about his friendship with Bieber, or the lack thereof, in the coming days. We're also sure McGregor will find a way to use this against Mayweather in the buildup to their fight.

More from Complex

Justin Bieber Is Reportedly Becoming ‘the Tom Cruise’ of His Church

Justin Bieber is figuring out where to go from here. The global pop star canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour on Monday due to “unforeseen circumstances.” There was immediate speculation about the reason behind the cancelation, including the possibility that he called it a day because of religious reasons. When asked by TMZ if that were true, Bieber denied it, directing the site toward his earlier explanation: “I've been on tour for two years… Just resting and getting some relaxation.”  

While Bieber might not have canceled the tour because of a grand spiritual enlightenment, a new TMZ report indicates he is spending time working on his religious self. In particular, Bieber is being linked to Hillsong Church and its pastor, Carl Lentz. If Lentz's name sounds familiar, it's because he's also connected to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who shook up the sports world last week by revealing he wants out of the Ohio squad ASAP. According to TMZ, Lentz hasn't directly told either Bieber or Irving what decisions they should make, but he has been acting in an advisory role for both men. Sources told TMZ that Bieber's relationship with Lentz is “intense,” but perhaps more interesting is a statement from one of said sources that claimed Bieber is “becoming the Tom Cruise of that church.”

If you're unfamiliar, Cruise has long been the poster child of the highly controversial Church of Scientology. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session last year, actress Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, was asked if Cruise was “the Messiah,” to which she replied, “To the 'Church,' yes. Parishioners believe that he is singlehandedly changing the planet because that is what the 'Church' is telling them.” So, it's definitely an interesting status to attribute to Bieber.

According to its website, Hillsong Church is a contemporary pentecostal church and a member of the Australian Christian Churches. Their mission statement is “to reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centered, Bible-based church, changing mindsets and empowering people to lead and impact in every sphere of life.”

More from Complex

Here’s Who May Have Influenced Kyrie Irving’s Decision to Request Trade

It's been almost a week since the shocking news that Kyrie Irving had requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers broke, but at this point, we're still left with more questions than answers. Will the Cavaliers really entertain offers even though Irving is under contract for a couple more years? How long has Kyrie been harboring these feelings towards LeBron James? What ultimately led to Irving's decision to go ahead with his request?

We might be getting closer to finding an answer to that last question. According to a new TMZ Sports report, Irving reached his decision to ask for a trade after “long chats with pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church,” who Irving has reportedly been close with for years. Lentz's name has been circulating in the news recently following the announcement of Justin Bieber's cancellation of the remaining dates on his Purpose World Tour. Initial reports said that Bieber has “rededicated his life to Christ” after spending the last few months with the Hillsong Church pastor. The singer has since shot down those rumors, stating that he needed to get some rest after spending the last two years on the road. 

In the report about Irving, TMZ Sports cites “church sources”—which apparently are a real thing—who claim Irving and Lentz have discussed the star point guard's desire to step out of LeBron's shadow. While the pastor didn't advise Irving to “leave Cleveland,” he did reportedly hear what Kyrie had to say about the situation and encourage him to do what was best for him. 

By simply listening to what Irving and Bieber have had on their minds, it seems as though Lentz has played an important role in their life decisions. So we need to ask: Who else has sat down with Lentz? Also: When is Irving going to address this trade stuff so that we can all stop speculating about it?

More from Complex