Where did the stereotype black people ppl eat watermelon come from?

i'd never heard that before until i heard new york say it on "i love new york 2" because tailor made was wearing pin and green and she said he looked like a big watermelon and said just because she's black doesn't mean she likes watermelon! of course she was joking but where does that come... show more i'd never heard that before until i heard new york say it on "i love new york 2" because tailor made was wearing pin and green and she said he looked like a big watermelon and said just because she's black doesn't mean she likes watermelon! of course she was joking but where does that come from????
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