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Music newcomer Post Malone has some serious explaining to do with a new viral picture of himself grabbing pop star Justin Bieber by the throat surfacing this week.

The unexpected pic has started to make its rounds across various social media platforms.

Looks like #PostMalone wasn't here for #JustinBieber using his arm as an ashtray! 😩

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Check out more details behind the incident on the next page…

Malone has since addressed the nightclub incident on Twitter.

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According to reports, the incident went down last Saturday (April 9) in Houston, Texas.

Malone, who is one of the opening acts on Bieber’s Purpose tour, can be seen with his left hand wrapped around the Canadian star’s throat. It was taken the same evening where earlier, Bieber was caught on camera stubbing out what looked to be a cigarette on Malone’s arm. (Daily Mail)

Last month, rap star Kanye West partnered up with Bieber’s manager.

Sources close to Braun tell TMZ … Scooter and Yeezy have been friends and confidants for a long time, but will now consult together on Kanye’s brand. We’re told his main task will be organizing the staff of ‘Ye’s ever-expanding businesses. Previous reports said Braun had signed on to manage Kanye, but we’re told that just ain’t true. No formal management agreement has been laid out. (TMZ)

Recently, Bieber went into a Yeezy-esque rant during a concert.

“I’m not gonna give a 30-minute speech. I’m not Kanye West. I love Kanye, I only got a little bit to give though. All I’m going to say is let’s have a good night, let’s enjoy ourselves, let’s be ourselves. I think the thing the world struggles with most is just being ourselves. I think people hate on people that just are themselves. Maybe I’m drunk. Maybe I’m just speaking real sh*t. But I feel like a lot of the reason why so many people hate on me is cause I’m just myself. You can hate on me for being myself, too, but I feel like if you just are yourself and are OK with being just yourself and making spontaneous decisions of just wearing whatever you wanna wear and doing whatever you wanna do.” (E! Online)