Lil Nas X & Tony Hawk Link Up For TikTok Skating Tutorial
By Hayden Brooks
August 31, 2021
On Monday (August 30), Nas X took to Instagram and TikTok to share photos and an accompanying video of the pair together, holding Hawk's limited Liquid Death Mountain Water board and taking turns riding the piece of memorabilia. In the video, the star tells viewers that he's going to take on some skating tricks, before Hawk ends up doing it for him. "That's how you skateboard," Nas says, with Hawk yelling "tweakin" in the background of the video.
The cross-genre collaboration arrived after it was announced that Hawk was selling a skateboard with his blood mixed in the paint, a move that wasn't as denounced as Nas' "Satan Shoes," which arrived after his "Call Me By Your Name" video dropped. "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?" Nas X tweeted last week. Afterward, he took to @rap’s Instagram comments and delivered the three-word response that went viral: "nah he tweakin."
Hype for the star comes at a fitting time as he's set to release his anticipated debut album, Montero, on September 17 via Columbia Records. "Creating this album has been therapy for me," he said in a statement for the project. "I've learned to let go of trying to control people’s perception of who I am, what I can do, and where I will be. I’ve realized the only opinion of me that really matters is my own."
Montero will include "Industry Baby," which features Jack Harlow, as well as "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" and "Sun Goes Down."