NAH HE TWEAKIN: WHY THIS PHRASE IS EVERYWHERE ON INSTAGRAM
Vast numbers of people on Instagram are using the phrase “nah he tweakin”, and it is all the fault of skateboarder Tony Hawk’s blood.
According to Buzzfeed News, Hawk has gave two vials of blood, that will be mixed in with red painted and splattered on a skateboard that will be sold for $500.
Sound oddly familiar?
If I’m remembering correctly, Lil Nas X did something similar a couple of months ago and got so much backlash and hate for it. The rapper released a shoe called “the Satan shoe” in collaboration with MSCHF. According to Buzzfeed News, each shoe had a drop of his blood in the soles.
The phrase has gone viral on the app to the extent that it has even been used by Instagram itself.
Hang on, what are bots?
According to D Magazine: “Instagram bots are a type of software that automates your interactions across Instagram.
“Depending on the type of bot you use, they can like posts, make comments, answer polls, send direct messages, and follow new profiles all on your behalf.”
And it all began with a strange feud between singer Lil Nas X and Hawk, over the use of blood in products.
Lil Nas X noted on Twitter that Hawk’s new decks hadn’t provoked the same controversy, despite also being made using blood. (There are some notable differences between the two products: the Satan Shoes did not include Lil Nas X’s blood, and Hawk’s announcement made much of the fact that people own a piece of him, and the sneakers proved controversial in large part because of legal action by Nike over the use of its products.)
The phrase has become so popular so quickly that even Instagram itself isnow using it, in its announcement that its comment system had been hit by a bug and wasn’t working properly.