Just because you love Post Malone and you love the Red Hot Chili Peppers doesn't mean you have to love them both on the same stage. The 23-year-old Beerbong and Bentley's artist performed with the '80s rock band at the 2019 Grammy Awards, and...wow, it was a lot.
It started with Post's acoustic version of "Stay," and quickly moved into "Rockstar." Then the Red Hot Chili Peppers came with all of their '80s glory to sing their 2016 "Dark Necessities" together.
Twitter, of course, has mixed feelings about the collaboration.
going from john mayer reparating a 2004 grammy to donald glover winning for his diet suzan-lori parks video to post malone hazing up the stage with red hot chili peppers gave me severe racial whiplashFebruary 11, 2019
post malone is what would happen if the red hot chili peppers raised a child togetherFebruary 11, 2019
Post Malone and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, bringing two different eras of fuckboys together, so beautiful #GRAMMYsFebruary 11, 2019
Me during this Post Malone/Red Hot Chili Peppers performance pic.twitter.com/Zs8ad7JGl4February 11, 2019
I have never been as confused by anything as I am by Post Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing together #GRAMMYsFebruary 11, 2019
My guy @PostMalone straight performing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers he’s versatile asfFebruary 11, 2019
That @PostMalone and Red Hot Chili Peppers performance was fuckin awesome, gave me chills. And now this @disneyaladdin commercial!!!! 🤩🤩🤩February 11, 2019
Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers performing separately...together... #GRAMMYsFebruary 11, 2019
This Post Malone/Red Hot Chili Peppers duo is 🔥🔥🔥 #GRAMMYsFebruary 11, 2019
cannot imagine a more off putting introduction than “post malone joined by red hot chili peppers”February 11, 2019
p... post malone w/ the red hot chili peppers? pic.twitter.com/lwovuuINhpFebruary 10, 2019
post malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ? pic.twitter.com/JlWIPEEz9eFebruary 11, 2019
post malone ft. the red hot chili peppers are being allowed on the stage that less than an hour ago was blessed by michelle obama? #Grammys pic.twitter.com/zIGvQGFjvuFebruary 11, 2019
Like I said, it was a lot.
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