Lil Nas X called out double standards in Hollywood after Tony Hawk’s blood-infused skateboards failed to cause an uproar like the rapper’s “Satan Shoes” did.
“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 “Industry Baby” performer, 22, tweeted Wednesday.
After nearly 500,000 people “liked” his tweet, Lil Nas X seized an opportunity to promote his upcoming album, “Montero,” in a follow-up post.
“damn this lowkey blew up,” he wrote. “i’m an upcoming artist from atlanta. presave my album here.”
Hawk, 53, announced Tuesday that his blood had been put into 100 skateboards by Liquid Death and would be sold to fans for $500 apiece.
The news came just months after Lil Nas X came under fire for selling sneakers with blood in their soles.
While the Grammy nominee caught more heat for his product, CNN reported Thursday that his kicks sold out in just minutes while Hawk’s skateboards sold out overnight.
In the midst of promoting his song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” in March, Lil Nas X teamed up with Brooklyn-based company MSCHF to design custom Air Max 97s that featured demonic imagery and a real drop of human blood.
All 666 pairs sold out within minutes, but Nike wanted the shoes destroyed and filed a federal lawsuit as people expressed their disdain on social media.
The rapper released a sarcastic apology afterward.