Xzibit Annoyed By 'Planking' Craze
July 7th, 2011 11:32am EDT
Rapper/actor Xzibit is disgusted by the current craze for 'planking' after learning the awkward position was once used in the slave trade.
Stars including Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Demi Moore and Rosario Dawson have all declared their love for the internet phenomenon, which sees people posting online pictures of themselves lying face down like a plank of wood in unusual locations.
However, the hip-hop star is fuming that 'planking' is so popular, as slaves were made to lie in similar positions in ships' cramped cargo holds as they were transported between countries.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Planking is the dumbest s**t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it's not funny. Educate yourselves."
"Don't get it twisted. I care less where your dumb a**es lay face down and take pictures of the s**t, I'm just telling you where it came from."