Singer-songwriter and rapper Post Malone appeared on a four-hour podcast segment with Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience” earlier this week saying that he was not in favor of the government-mandated mask wearing, adding that people need to be able to live their lives and be able to pay their bills, according to the Daily Wire. Malone also expressed his disagreement with the strict lockdown orders.

“It’s scary what it’s done to the economy; it’s scary what it’s done to civilization,” Rogan said concerning the novel coronavirus that originated in China.

“Honestly it’s terrifying,” said Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, adding that “I saw, uh, you can get a fine for not wearing a mask, and sometimes it’s up to six hundred f**king bucks.”

Rogan questioned when the strict lockdown measures would be lifted in some parts of the country. He reflected on what would remain of the economy when the nation is finally allowed to return to normal.  

“Nothing,” Malone responded, continuing with “everybody has to live their life … everybody has to be able to survive and pay their bills, and eat.”

Malone commented that the government should not be permitted force people to wear masks at the threat of a fine, qualifying his statement by saying that people should take personal responsibility by “wearing a mask for their fellow man,” the Daily Wire reported.

“It’s weird to me that there is, it’s like me in school, having to f**king tuck in your shirt, or else you get detention or whatever. It’s weird to be forced to wear something,” Malone added.

“At the end of the day, it all comes down to respect for other people,” he noted. “It’s not a government thing.”

“You shouldn’t be forced to wear a mask—but you should [wear one],” Malone said. “And that’s because I respect you as a fellow human.”

Malone also addressed the fines given out in liberal Los Angeles, specifically raising the point of the $300 fine in Beverly Hills for people who do not subscribe to the mask mandate.

“LA is rough … $300 because maybe someone sees you eating and you don’t have a mask on, and then you’re stuck with a f**king ticket,” Malone said. “It blows my mind. It’s all about f**king the responsibly [sic], and your charter, really.”

Malone has garnered a reputation of not subscribing to the default liberal ideologies, such as when he expressed support for the Second Amendment during a Rolling Stone interview in 2017. It is possible that his Texas roots have instilled in him a value for individuality instead of subscribing to the collective propaganda preached in the left-leaning entertainment industry.

“They’re fun, they’re practical, and bad sh*t happens,” Malone said, after revealing his guns to Rolling Stone. “If you hurt me, I’m gonna hurt you back … Just being in the public eye. I have a lot of valuable sh*t. I have a lot of friends I wanna protect.”

“The world is going to sh*t,” he continued. “They’re taking away a lot of our rights. We have a shi*ty thing going on in the White House—I don’t like Trump. But I don’t think it’s just him. Something’s coming.”

“A lot of people are sensitive about it these days, but it’s an American right to own a gun,” added Malone. “It kinda sucks that now we have to live in fear of going out to a concert, but there’ll always be bad people, and if bad people want firearms, they’ll get ’em no matter what.”