Xzibit (real name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner IV, no lie) – who is famous for pimping cars – has stated on Twitter that he thinks planking is dumb (check out our introduction to Planking here). Xzibit said that he hates planking because of it’s racist roots, claiming that planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade.
I agree with Xzibit that planking is a really dumb but I’m not sure about the connections with the slave trade. I did find this picture of some slaves lying down on a ship but who’s to say this is where planking originated from? I hope I don’t get accused of being racist by X next time lie down for a quick snooze.
Anyway dawg here’s a video of Big Dane, the real star of Pimp My Ride: