Lil Nas X is calling out all of the Panini meanies!
The ‘Montero’ rapper is pretty PO’d about some bloody skateboards and the lack of public outrage over it.
Legendary skateboarder, Tony Hawk, is selling skateboards infused with his blood at $500.00 a board.
If you’ll recall, Lil Nas X released his “Satan Shoes” back in March with each pair containing a drop of his own blood.
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There was absolute mass hysteria over this shoe.
But, let’s back up and get into this whole bloody skateboard situation.
On August 24, the pro-boarder announced a wild collaboration with Liquid Death. If you haven’t had Liquid Death, it’s basically canned water and their slogan is “Murder Your Thirst.”
Hawk recently became an ambassador of the company and he signed on the dotted line with his blood, kind of.
On Tuesday, LD announced the collaboration on Twitter writing, “Yes, there is actually Tony Hawk’s real blood in these skateboards. And yes, we sterilized it first.”
Yes, there is actually @tonyhawk’s real blood in these skateboards. And yes, we sterilized it first. Own your very own piece of the Birdman today. But act fast! There are only 100 of them. https://t.co/UlxFy0HLB1 pic.twitter.com/TFDtvMPt7G
— Liquid Death Mountain Water (@LiquidDeath) August 24, 2021
LD’s message continued, “Own your very own piece of the Birdman today. But act fast! There are only 100 of them.”
They attached a video of Hawk getting his blood taken by a nurse while he talks to the camera.
“Hey, what’s up? I’m Tony Hawk and I recently became an ambassador for Liquid Death Mountain Water. Apparently, I didn’t read the fine print and now Liquid Death officially owns my soul and my blood,” the skateboarder said.
He continued on, “I don’t know. It’s very confusing. They’re taking my blood and we’re going to use it for skateboard graphics?”
In the video you can see the nurse disconnect the vile of blood and pour it into a paint can and mix it all together. He reportedly donated two viles of his own blood and the boards sold out within 20 minutes.
Hawk noted that some of the profits from the sales of the skateboards will go to killing plastic pollution and building skateparks in underserved communities.
But, despite their best efforts to give back, some people were not too happy about this collab.
One person replied to their tweet writing, “But when Lil nas x does it it’s a problem.”
Another fan commented, “When Lil Nas X used his blood in shoe soles, people thought it wasn’t right. Tony Hawk used his blood on skate boards, they see no problem 🙄.”
— Ms. Pisces (@Ms_Pisces_Slay) August 25, 2021
Lil Nas X got involved in the conversation and issued a statement of his own about the blood skateboards.
On August 25 he tweeted, “now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no sign of public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? And maybe u were mad for some other reason?”
now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?
— nope 👶🏾 (@LilNasX) August 25, 2021
As previously mentioned, back in March the rapper released his “Satan Shoes” in honor to promote his new song, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
The Ungodly Shoe!
The shoes contained 66 CCs of red ink and one drop of human blood in the sole. Other features of the shoe included a pentagram pendant over the laces and “Luke 10:18” written on the side, a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven.
Lil Nas X released only 666 pairs of the shoe at $1,018.00 a pop.
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Pastor Mark Burns, who has made appearances on CNN and Fox News, tweeted, “This is evil and heresy and I pray that Christians rise up against this.”
Kaya Jones, a Grammy-winning Christian singer, tweeted, “I told y’all what was up a long time ago! You are ready for what we are facing. Better start reading your Bible!”
Buzzfeed got in touch with Liquid Death regarding the comparison in blood-infused products and the lack of backlash Hawk received.
They issued the following statement, “We fully support Lil Nas X and thought his fictional Montero music video and limited shoe release was a brilliant and hilarious counterpunch to the homophobic hatred damning him to “hell“ that he and so many others in the LGBTQ+ community have to deal with. The backlash Lil Nas X receives is despicable homophobia, plain and simple.”