Lil Nas X and Tony Hawk Controversy Over Blood-Infused Skateboards Sparks 'Nah He Tweakin' Meme on Instagram

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HYPEBEAST 25 August, 2021 - 07:44pm 14 views

Who said nah he Tweakin?

The Rap page posted about Hawk's skateboard release and Lil Nas X commented "nah he tweakin". The internet moves fast, and users quickly followed suit. ABC NewsWhy are 'nah he tweakin' comments being posted all over Instagram?

Did Tony Hawk sell his soul?

"Tony Hawk is a member of the Liquid Death Country Club," the representative said. "So he previously sold his soul to Liquid Death via a legally binding contract, meaning the brand technically owns Tony's blood." CNETSkateboards containing Tony Hawk's blood sell out almost instantly

“People not having the satanic panic with Tony Hawk's blood skateboards like they did with Lil Nas X’s blood shoes is telling of how many view Black queer people.”

By Leyla Mohammed

Posted on August 25, 2021, at 10:47 a.m. ET

“This collaboration is taking those connections to a new level, as I have literally put my blood (and soul?) into these decks,” he said, as quoted by TMZ.

“I take pride in knowing that organizations fighting plastic pollution and creating skateparks worldwide will be supported through our efforts,” he shared.

The shoes were very similar in style to Nike’s Air Max 97s, yet weren’t actually affiliated with the company.

Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it's "exclusive." But do you know what's more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win. https://t.co/m1k1YWFpuo

so lil nas x can make custom sneakers with blood in them and there's outrage, but tony hawk can make skateboards with HIS OWN blood in the paint and somehow it's less of an issue??? yeah, makes perfect sense to me 😒 https://t.co/9mkOVU595S

Oh, but when @LilNasX does it, it's a problem?

wait a damn minute so when lil nas x put a drop of “blood” in the bottom of a shoe, it was the worst thing possible but tony hawk is selling skateboards painted with a vial of his own actual blood in each paint job and that’s okay why am i not shocked

Surely people are gonna treat this with just as much condemnation as the Lil Nas X shoes with a drop of blood each ??? 😇 Tony Hawk and Lil Nas are both delights and their art is sick

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Fans pay $500 for skateboards painted with Tony Hawk's blood

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So Tuesday's Tony Hawk news should come as no surprise?

The skateboard icon appeared in a marketing video offering fans a very unique opportunity. For the low low price of $500, you can buy a skateboard painted with Hawk's blood. Or you could have, at least. 

Hawk partnered with Liquid Death, a company that brands itself as mountain water for the metal faction. Because thrashing is thirsty work, apparently.

Together, they offered up 100 limited-run skateboards emblazoned with the company's slogan. They feature a graphic of a shirtless executioner with a can of Liquid Death where his head should be. He also has eyeballs instead of nipples and holds a bloody axe in one hand and what appears to be a raven's skull in the other. Metal, indeed.

The video features Hawk sitting on a chair in a half-pipe while a nurse draws his blood. He tells viewers "they're gonna mix my blood into the paint and do a limited run of skateboards using my real blood in the graphics."

It then shows what is presumably Hawk's blood being mixed into some red paint. You can see it below. If needles make you squirm, maybe don't hit play. 

Hawk then guided prospective buyers to the company's website, where a lucky 100 could plunk down $500 for said skateboard, with the option to secure the purchase with four interest-free payments of $125. 

If that sounds like a deal to you, then you're out of luck. They're sold out. Sorry for not informing you earlier. 

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Instagram Addresses "Nah He Tweakin" Madness: "What Is That?"

HotNewHipHop 25 August, 2021 - 10:55pm

If you have been anywhere near Instagram today then you would have noticed that there has been a hiccup with the platform's comments. If you have been able to access them, then you already know about the "Nah he tweakin" epidemic that has taken over the app. Social media users have—by the tens of thousands—spamming Instagram comment sections with the three words, and while Instagram may not know where this phenomenon originated, reports claim that it all started with Lil Nas X.

After the @rap account shared the news about Tony Hawk's blood-infused Liquid Death skateboard, Lil Nas X commented, "Nah he tweakin." It was a nod to the controversy he received following the release of his "Satan" Nike sneakers that reportedly had real human blood. Soon, people began repeating the rapper-singer's comment and it just overflowed.

The spamming of the comments has caused several comment sections to shut down and disappear, and Instagram's PR team issued a statement of sorts about the glitch. "Yeah we tweakin, but only a little bit," they tweeted. "We’re aware that some people are having issues loading their comments (we're fixing that) and that some are seeing a bunch of comments saying 'nah he tweakin' (what is that?). More soon!"

Have you joined in on the "nah he tweakin" madness?

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