West Coast rapper, Xzibit won’t be joining the celebs in the “planking” frenzy.
You can send whoever you wish pictures of yourself lying face down, with your full body flat, on a difficult platform, but Xzibit isn’t interested.
The rapper took to Twitter to voice his reason for boycotting “planking”, which he said has racist roots. “Planking is THE dumbest s— ever,” he tweeted before dropping some knowledge on the masses. “Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it’s not funny. Educate yourselves.”
And Xzibit isn’t the only one on refusing to get on the bandwagon. R&B singer Tank doesn’t see the greatness in the trend, either.
“We often times follow a trend when we don’t understand its beginning!” he exclaimed via Twitter, “Planking is not sexy if u know the origin! Wake up BLACK PEOPLE!! The General!”
In the “planking” game, it is considered better to choose an original or complicated foundation to “plank”, and the pictures must be posted online.
According to BET, the craze has been around for a few years and began in Australia. Many in the entertainment world are for “planking” including LeToya Luckett, Justin Beiber, Slim Thug and more.
But Xzibit said he is only trying school folks. “Don’t get it twisted,” he tweeted, “I care less where your dumb a*%es lay face down and take pictures of the s—, I’m just telling you where it came from.”
— Tiara Kennedy
Tank disagrees with BET