Lil Nas X Calls Out Fans For Not Criticizing Tony Hawk’s ‘Blood boards’, Safaree Gives A Theory On Why

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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." ... The skateboard is called the Hawk Blood Deck, for super-obvious reasons. CNETSkateboards containing Tony Hawk's blood sell out almost instantly

The proceeds from the skateboards will go to an anti-plastic nonprofit and Tony Hawk's foundation The Skateboard Project.

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Tony Hawk has poured his blood, sweat and tears into making skateboarding the sport it is today. Literally. 

The professional skateboarder gave 100 vials of blood to be used for limited-edition skateboard decks in a partnership with Liquid Death Mountain Water. Each vial will be infused with paint and used on the $500 boards, which are already sold out. The proceeds will go directly to an anti-plastic nonprofit and The Skateboard Project. 

Each board comes with a certificate of authenticity. 

"So if you have my blood, that means you have my DNA," Hawk said in a promotional video.

The skateboard deck is red with the slogan "Murder Your Thirst" and an image of a Liquid Death can coming out of a man's body holding an axe and a decapitated skull. 

"Apparently I didn't read the fine print and now Liquid Death officially owns my soul, and my blood, too," Hawk said in a promotional video. "I don't know, it's very confusing. They're taking my blood, and they're gonna use it for skateboard graphics." 

Hawk, 53, is an ambassador for Liquid Death. The water company's manifesto is "to make more people laugh and get more of them to drink more water more often all while helping to kill plastic pollution." Liquid Death still water and sparkling water are both sold in aluminum cans. 

Hawk, also known as Birdman, helped with NBC's coverage of skateboarding's Olympic debut in Tokyo. Hawk is widely considered one of the most iconic athletes in his sport of all-time. He's won 10 gold medals at the X Games. 

Hawk now focuses more on the business side of his career, having founded The Skateboard Project and participating in numerous other partnerships. He also owns the Hawk Apparel Company and Birdhouse Skateboards.

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Tony Hawk's blood-infused skateboard draws ire from Lil Nas X

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Tony Hawk is offering skateboarding a very intimate piece of memorabilia, but not everyone is doing kickflips over the items.

Hawk partnered with Liquid Death to create the limited-edition skateboards. The boards were infused with Hawk’s blood and quickly sold out after being offered for $500-a-pop.

"Although it could arguably make the world a better place, never ever use these boards to make clones of Tony Hawk," the company added.

Hawk told TMZ Sports he had recently become an ambassador for the water company.

"I am deeply thankful to have a connection with my fans, and I appreciate how Liquid Death connects with theirs. This collaboration is taking those connections to a new level, as I have literally put my blood into these decks," he added. "And I take pride in knowing that organizations fighting plastic pollution and creating skate parks worldwide will be supported through our efforts."

The memorabilia went viral earlier in the week, much to the chagrin of Lil Nas X.

The young rapper was demonized and hit with a lawsuit for his "Satan shoes" earlier this year. He wondered why Hawk’s blood board was OK when his blood shoes were not.

"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?" he tweeted Wednesday.

MSCHF Product Studio was prohibited from selling "Satan Shoes" that use Nike Air Max 97 as a base, according to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. The controversial shoes were a collaboration with the 21-year-old rapper, which MSCHF and Lil Nas X promoted on Monday, March 29, via social media.

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