Look Who’s Planking Now

Planking aka the Lying Down Game first surfaced in England in 2009. The game requires people to lie like a board (hands aligned with the body) on random objects or vertically (without hands) and post pictures of the acts on various social networking sites. The game made news in September 2009 when seven doctors and nurses were suspended from Swindon, England’s Great Western Hospital for planking on a helipad, trolleys and ward floors – while on duty.

Since then, the game has taken over Facebook, Twitter and personal blogging sites with thousands of photographs of people planking on statues, heavy duty machinery, boulders, and in toilets (vertically). But the general public aren’t the only ones fascinated by popping into handstands.

Over the past year, actors and athletes have taken to the awkward craze, but who would have thought planking would ever hit hip-hop?  Even XXL staffers have been planking. See pictures of hip-hop’s latest plankers below.

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    Slim Thug
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    Flavor Flav
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  • THA truth

    THIS is not a hiphop site anymore, its turning into TMZ…discusting,xll killing hiphop culture…

  • http://twitter/commonsense john jonas

    these n***** dnt know how stupid they look, i hope these ignorant ass dummies know that thats how they used to put slaves on the ship bring over here to america, nd now its another stupid ass fad

    • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      Exactly. I guess slavery is coming back into style or some dumb shit like that. And the last couple of people who have fallen have also died from planking. I really don’t get the point of this but this is straight fuckery man…

    • chameca

      Not ever thing is about race. Just have some damn fun. Get over yourselfs. We are not living in that world any longer until ingerts brings it back up.. Stupid retard..

  • Brian McG

    F Big Sean. Who is that planking with him?

  • The187Worm

    so this is the fucking XXL staff??? no fucking suprise here..no wonder why they paly such fuckin trash…and i dont give a fuck if my fav rapper is Plankin…shit is fucking corny as a muthufucka..and my fav rapper did this plankin shit Crooked I !!!!!!! still the muthufuckin G.O.A.T!!… YALL ARE FUCKIN CLOWN ASS BITCHES…FUCK YOU XXL

  • PHR3SH

    I’M NOT GETTING IT. WHAT’S THE PURPOSE. SEEMS LIKE ANOTHER ACT OF DUMB FOLKS FOLLOWING. NOT BEING A LEADER. WHATEVER COOL. PEOPLE DOING IT. NO MATTER HOW STUPID IT LOOK. SMH!!

  • miikey

    plankin is fukin gay n not funny at all. i dont get it

  • chill

    damn yall about to kill mothafuckas over an internet fad, chill the fuck out and take a hit of something, its supposed to be funny but someone always gots to get butt hurt

  • http://www.jredd.tk J.Redd Beats

    WOW @ Diamond Planking on the Stripper pole! LMAO

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