Justin Bieber plays down Post Malone ‘choking’ incident

Kanye West collaborator said the pair were just 'rough housing'

Justin Bieber has dismissed reports of a bust-up with fellow recording artist Post Malone.

Bieber was recently pictured being choked by Post Malone (real name Austin Post) in a Houston nightclub in the early hours of Sunday (April 10). Reports had speculated that the singer had ashed a cigarette onto the back of Malone, angering him.

However, Bieber has since uploaded a photo of him with his hand around the throat of Malone. In the picture, Bieber is wearing a Backstreet Boys t-shirt.

Post Malone also took to Twitter to play down rumours of a feud between the pair, describing Bieber as his “big brother”. “We like to rough house,” he added. See the photos and social media posts beneath.

Post Malone is currently supporting Justin Bieber on tour. After releasing breakthrough single ‘White Iverson’, he appeared on ‘Fade’ from Kanye West‘s new album ‘The Life Of Pablo’.

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In an Instagram post earlier this month, Bieber announced that he is pulling out of all fan meet and greets because they leave him “drained”.

“I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy,” he wrote.

“Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression….Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised.”