“WOAH. number f—ing 1!!! first of all, thank you to every single one of you mfs for streaming, buying and supporting the f— out of this record & thank you to my brother @justinbieber for being apart of this and going so hard for me constantly,” he captioned a graphic of the Hot 100 via Instagram on Monday. “This is not only a big moment for me, but a really big moment for Australia. growing up all I ever wanted to do was ‘make it big’ in America and show everyone what we have to offer. it’s been a while since I’ve been back home because of COVID (which I currently have rn and have been locked in a room for the past 7 days) but truuust me I been there in spirit lol.”
The young hitmaker also took the opportunity to spotlight fellow Australian artists, including Sydney rapper Sahxl, Sydney artist/producer BLESSED, Mount Druitt-based drill rap group ONEFOUR and New South Wales-bred hip-hop artist Youngn Lipz. “I LOVE YOU I LOVE I LOVE YOU ALL FAM AND AGAIN THANK YOU SO F—IN MUCH. NONE OF WHAT I DO IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU!!!!” he concluded the post.
Bieber shared his collaborator’s post on his Instagram Story, writing, “Congrats bro thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. ur the one @thekidlaroi.”
LAROI recently told Billboard around the one-year anniversary of his debut mixtape, F*ck Love, which vaulted to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week, about how he felt when “Stay” debuted at No. 3 on the Hot 100 last month. “It feels pretty f—ing crazy when I sit here and think about it, but I don’t really like reflecting on career highs because then you get stuck in that [mentality] and you never come out of it,” he said.
See LAROI’s celebratory post below.