Published Dec 29, 2017With his breakthrough megahit "Rockstar," Post Malone officially went from punchline to superstar. Perhaps there's a reason the song did so well — he had some help in the lyric department. Specifically, the track was allegedly ghostwritten by none other than Joey Bada$$.
A new "remix" of the song featuring Bada$$ and AutoTune forefather T-Pain surfaced online this week. According to T-Pain, it's not a new remix but actually the original version of "Rockstar," before 21 Savage was added:
That's the original. They took me off. And put 21 on. Me and Joey had it first— T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 28, 2017
Joey responded to T-Pain's claim, adding that he got his first No. 1 single by co-writing the track:
This is facts... I actually co-wrote the song w post :) quietly got my first #1 off that 💰💰💰 more ghostwriting in 2018 https://t.co/7AEApxT6IJ— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) December 29, 2017
Listen to the original version of "Rockstar" below.