New York-based pro skater/musician Chad Muska was arrested on July 13 for felony vandalism--tagging his last name on both the El Capitan Theater and a Coffee Bean location in Hollywood. That story in itself, actually, is pretty boring.
The real story here? After security guards caught Muska, he decided to drop the n-bomb a few times--and, yes, the security guards are African-American, and yes, Muska is Caucasian.
Meanwhile, Muska's sponsor, the Irvine-based Element Skateboards, is standing by their skater. Element told TMZ this morning, "There is a major difference between n***a and n***** and it's totally obvious he is not being racial at all."
In a video by TMZ (click here to watch), Muska is seated on some steps by the security guards. As he pleads to be let go, Muska says, "These motherfuckers right here with their white uniform, gold badge, black uniform, gold badge, all that bullshit. Niggers is fake right here! Honkies is real right here! Fuck all these niggers right here!"
Element goes on to tell TMZ that they stand by Muska with their full support.
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Element Skateboards is a subsidiary of Billabong International and was founded in 1992. Amongst Element's sponsor list: Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera and Ray Barbee.
Muska (who has also produced a hip-hop record featuring artists like Biz Markie, Ice-T, KRS-One, McLyte, Flavor Flav and Raekwon) is currently being held on $20,000 bail.
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