For a few hours, it seemed like Post Malone was packing his bags and leaving Utah behind.

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Is Post Malone leaving Utah?

During a recent interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” the rapper spoke about his home in Utah and said he was looking to expand. When Stern asked Malone if he planned to buy more property in Utah or look elsewhere, the artist responded that he was exploring options outside of Utah.

“We’re going to go to another state,” he said, per KSL-TV. “We have a plan for another state, and we have a plan for a bunker with a bowling alley and a car port and a swimming pool in it. I’m so excited. I’m so excited about it.”

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This statement led a number of fans to speculate that Malone, who has lived in Utah for the past few years, was leaving the state for good, UPROXX reported. But the singer-songwriter didn’t leave his fans in confusion for too long.

“I’m not moving out of Utah y’all,” Malone shared in a statement on X, formerly Twitter, that has been viewed more than 1 million times. “Just getting some more land. I love living in this beautiful place.”

What Post Malone has said about Utah

Malone often speaks highly of living in Utah, calling the state an “oasis” after leaving Hollywood, the Deseret News previously reported.

A few years ago, the artist told Variety that being in Utah helps his anxiety, alleviating some of the stress that can stem from the celebrity life.

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“Being in Utah and being away from the grind and from everybody else and it’s just me with my video games and cold one, that feels good to me,” he said.

In a cover story for Billboard magazine last year, Malone talked about how “there are very few distractions” in Utah and said living in the state helps him envision a life outside of music one day.

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Post Malone, who lives in Utah, is on the cover of Billboard magazine

“A ranch and solar panels, or a hydro-powered living situation,” he told Billboard. “Kicking it, nothing to do. … I’ve made music for years and years, and down the line, I just want to relax and enjoy the simple things. Be like a kid again. Have no responsibilities and everything is handled: your kids, your family, everybody is set and doesn’t need to worry, so you can just play games and play in the tall grass.”

But Malone keeps busy in Utah. Earlier this year, he performed at the NBA All-Star Game that was held in Salt Lake City, per the Deseret News. He also lent his eclectic style to a new salmon pink Raising Cane’s location in Midvale, and did the same for a new Dallas Cowboys-themed Raising Cane’s location in Dallas, USA Today reported. He recently donated a signed acoustic guitar to help raise money for the Utah Honor Flight Program.

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