After winning Best Rap / Hip-Hop Album at the 2019 American Music Awards, Post Malone gave a speech with a drink in hand. *cue the nerves*
But after keeping his composure for the most part, he ended with a confusing phrase: "I love grapes."
Fans took to social media immediately to question the grapes shoutout, with very few answers at first. It was Post Malone havoc!
Post Malone ending his acceptance speech with “I love grapes” both has me confused but ... mood?— 🏹 𝓛𝓸𝓿𝓮, 𝓢𝓱𝓪𝓾𝓷𝓷𝓪 💛 (@CorneliaStrt13) November 25, 2019
But soon, some suggested it was a shoutout to hockey announcer Don Cherry – whose nickname is Grapes. Cherry was recently fired from his job for anti-racist remarks.
Raised in Syracuse, New York, it's not hard to believe that Posty is a hockey fan. But would he really be giving support to someone in the headlines for being anti-immigrant? See Twitter's thoughts below.
My husband says don cherry’s nickname is grapes. Maybe related to that?— Julie (@julesring) November 25, 2019
@PostMalone When you said "I like grapes" were you referring to Don Cherry? 🤔 Because us Canadians love grapes too!😁— Jeff Cain 🇨🇦 (@jeffcain1983) November 25, 2019