In his first ever appearance at the BET Awards on June 25, artist Post Malone teamed up with Migos to perform a medley of songs including his collaboration with Quavo, "Congratulations." But what Twitter absolutely could not deal with was his performance look, which was inspired by a pro wrestling superstar. Post Malone wore a Steve Austin vest to the BET Awards, and fans had a field day with the jokes.
For anyone who may be unfamiliar, Steve Austin is a retired WWE wrestler with the stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin. The leather vest was his signature look that he rocked during his WWE career from 1995 to 1999.
Post Malone definitely stood out... to put it mildly. If the goal was to get people talking, then he definitely succeeded. Other than that, there's no real logical explanation for why he wore the tribute vest to the BET Awards of all places, but it definitely entertained viewers at home.
The artist is apparently a big fan of the wrestler. When asked if he would want to do a song about Steve Austin, Post Malone told TMZ, "That would be super dope. Maybe we'd do a song together."
Hopefully this isn't a fashion trend that catches on with the masses. If you're at a loss for words, this what the fans had to say about the unique wardrobe selection.
1. It Was A Bad Idea
This man post Malone has on a stone cold Steve Austin outfit on pic.twitter.com/ovSQn4fbdH— Jacobei (@Jacobei2) June 26, 2017
Why? Just why?
2. It Was So Random For The Event
What did this have to do with the BET Awards? Oh yeah: nothing.
3. It Was Great
Props to him for going all out.
4. It Was Confusing
Little Debbie + Stone Cold Steve Austin = Post Malone— Dormtainment (@Dormtainment) June 26, 2017
5. It Was Unbelievable
i can't believe post malone preformed at the bet awards wearing a stone cold steve austin vest— goth brooks (@shreagan) June 26, 2017
6. It's Perplexing
Post Malone came onstage at the #2017BetAwards with cowboy boots and a Stone Cold Steve Austin leather vest I'm perplexed.— 916_Kangz (@Hicks89Jay) June 26, 2017
None of it made any sense. At. All.
7. It Killed The Game
Post Malone just killed the game with that vest— IG: djteddy01 (@DjTeddy01) June 26, 2017
Some people were really into it.
8. It's The Greatest
HOLD UP, POST MALONE HAD THE STONE COLD VEST ON EARLIER CAUSE HE WAS GOING TO THE BET AWARDS? LMFAOO 🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/Btcal2MHyX— Pat Ox (@Fat_Parrell) June 26, 2017
Props to him for his commitment.
9. It's A Style Worth Copying
I low key want that Stone Cold Post Malone vest tho #BETAwards— Xavier Vest (@Xavier_Vest) June 26, 2017
10. It Needs To Go
Post Malone needs a Post Awards Show Shower and he needs to return that Leather Biker Vest to its rightful owner. Now! Like right now 😐😐😐— Darnell Roberts (@mridontsleep) June 26, 2017
Props to Post Malone for being an original. His BET Awards look still doesn't make much sense to most people, but it definitely provoked a reaction.