There wasn’t any bad blood between Lil Nas X and Tony Hawk when the two met up and filmed a skate tutorial following the debacle about Hawk’s blood-infused skateboard.
The rapper shared photos of their positive meetup on Monday (Aug. 30), with LNX proudly holding up the sold-out Hawk Blood Deck that has two vials of the legendary athlete’s blood infused with red paint. Last Tuesday, the canned mountain water company Liquid Death revealed the limited-edition product in a graphic video announcement, where Hawk claimed part of the proceeds from the board would go toward “killing plastic pollution and to building skate parks in underserved communities.” He also told Forbes that the inspiration behind the blood-infused deck came from a 1977 Kiss comic book that had real blood in the ink.
Nas took it to the skate park to help out struggling skateboarders on how to perform vert tricks in a TikTok tutorial. But the real trick is spotting Hawk actually performing them as his stunt double. “Nah WE tweakin,” Lil Nas X captioned the moment, a clever play on his previous, ultra-viral “nah he tweakin” comment under Rap’s original Instagram post. On his Instagram Story, Nas shared a picture of the back of the board, which not only contains Hawk’s blood but also his signature. “Montero – we tweakin,” read the short message.
In the spring, to promote his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” LNX partnered with the New York-based design company MSCHF to launch 666 pairs of limited-edition Satan Sneakers that may or may not have contained human blood in the midsole. Nike followed up with a lawsuit against MSCHF for trademark infringement, claiming the studio materially altered the sportswear brand’s popular Air Max 97 design without permission, which has since been settled.
“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?” the Grammy-winning rapper tweeted last Wednesday in his defense.
See the dynamic duo’s skatepark meet-up below.
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