Post Malone has rapidly staked his claim on his piece of the rap superstar kingdom following his debut in 2016.
There is no record of Post Malone’s religious affiliations, least of all that he is Jewish. The star is notoriously private and very rarely speaks of anything in his personal life.
The only affiliation with religion that has been reported is of his supposed run-in with a dybbuk box and being haunted by the Yiddish spirit housed within it.
Rise To Fame
Post Malone, born Austin Richard Post on the anniversary of America’s independence in 1995, is a multi-genre performer known for his fusion of country music, R&B, grunge, and hip hop.
His debut album, ‘Stoney’ was released in 2016 and he followed with ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’, both of which charted number one singles and which garnered him award attention.
Post’s love of music was born from his father’s influence as a DJ while exposing him to several different types of music when he was growing up.
His rapid rise to fame has not gone unnoticed by all the media houses. GQ Magazine in 2020 called the artist “Pop’s King of Heartbreak” as a result of his frequent performance of lyrics showcasing his melancholy.
He is as much known for his multiple record-breaking hits as his heavily tattooed skin, some of which he has done himself.
The Haunted Museum
The only affiliation that has been found that Post Malone is, at most, Jewish adjacent, are stories that he might be haunted by a Yiddish spirit called a dybbuk.
In 2018, Post Malone’s friend Zak Bagans invited him for a visit to his Haunted Museum after a concert.
Among the various artifacts collected from various haunted sites and conjuring up horror stories of decades past, was a dybbuk box.
In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk box is actually a vintage wine cabinet that is haunted by a malicious spirit.
The legend goes that this spirit comes from a dislocated soul of someone who has unfinished business on earth which must be settled before they can rest.
Zak Bagans, also the host of “Ghost Adventures” has told a compelling story of the box’s past including the reason it is in a room all on its own in order to limit human interaction with it.
Bagans himself has reported that he, his staff, and visitors to the museum who have touched the box, have overtime experienced “black shadows, fainting, feelings of sickness, anger, anxiety, and more.”
Such is the lore that Hollywood has got in on the fray over the years. The most popular film affiliated with the dybbuk box is the 2012 film ‘The Possession’.
Bad Luck Or A Curse?
Following Post Malone’s visit to the haunted museum and his subsequent encounter with the dybbuk box, he reportedly suffered a series of misfortunes.
His house was broken into, he was involved in a car crash, and he was on a flight that almost crashed.
Naturally, suspicions turned toward a possible curse from the spirits in the dybbuk box, but Post responded to one of the near tragedies that, “God must hate me.”
He posted about the series of unfortunate events to his 6.5 million followers on Twitter.
He chalks it all up to pure bad luck, while people who want to believe the more intriguing side of the stories give credit to the dybbuk.
Post Malone does not discuss his religion, nor does he discuss many other aspects of his personal life.
Until we see him in a church or a synagogue, or until he decides to open up about other aspects of his life, his Jewish religion is really pure speculation.