15 Celebrities Go Planking

Diggy Simmons and Justin Bieber

Planking is sweeping the nation and even some familiar faces are getting in on the action. The strange phenomenon involves lying face down in a public place and posting photos on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. For the perfect plank, make sure your body is straight, hands are by your sides, and toes are pointing to the ground.

Some of our favorite celebrity plankers include Joe Budden, who planked several times including once in the arm of a tractor; LeToya Luckett, who planked on a rock; Lloyd, who attempted to plank while getting a tattoo; and Usher’s two sons planking on a piano. But “Look at Me Now” producer Diplo may have the best plank yet while riding an elephant in Cambodia.

Check out more planking from Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Diggy Simmons, Game, Big Boi, Miguel, Big Sean, Bun B, Nick Cannon, and others.



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74 Comments

  1. Shade

    LMFAO

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  2. lild9

    you forgot Wynter Gordon!

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  3. Kelly

    Planking is old news, not even funny anymore. It lost the funny side when people started to die from this stupid craze cause they but themselves in dangerous situations. Celebrities should not endorse it

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    Paul Reply:

    @Kelly,

    Agree with you 100%, celebs shouldn’t endorse it.

    Did planking just become famous in the U.S or something? This was popular like 2 months ago here in Australia. Popularity of it decreased when people fell of balconies and stuff and died, very sad.

    Why would you want to act like a plank anyway! How dumb

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    ughreally Reply:

    @Paul, Anything done in excess or extreme measures can be dangerous. And games can be dumb…they’re games. Spinning around in a circle blindfolded then hitting a pinata looks pretty dumb but it’s silly fun to watch.

    Most of the celebs are doing it at low levels anyway.

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    Vin Reply:

    @Kelly,

    Thank God some people on here have common sense

    Planking is not funny!

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    STOP IT Reply:

    @Vin, Calm Down. Planking in not a serious issue

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @STOP IT, Looking like a slave isn’t a serious issue ? Well – you have fun with that .

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    ughreally Reply:

    @Real Issh,
    How do they look like slaves. Slaves were face down, face up, crouched to their waist, MULTIPLE positions to get them to fit. Their legs weren’t raised, no room for that.

    Plank is wood
    Plank is exercise

    Do you consider it slavery related in aerobics classes?

    Do black people standing on stage make you think auction block or lynching?

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    WU Reply:

    @ughreally, Exactly. This is being blown out of proportion. Shame on those who compare this to slavery.

    Real Issh Reply:

    @ughreally, Look up Planking sweetheart .

    allan Reply:

    @Vin, you are pathetic!

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  4. carl

    It’s not even funny considering it was a situation for slaves way back when. Sorry.

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  5. ME

    All of these African-American artist should be ashamed of themselves, because this what they did to Blacks when they brought them over to this country as slaves on boats. Many slaves died from this during slavery. People really should know their history before they do stupid shit. SMH!

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    me Reply:

    @ME, Thats actually not true….at all. Planking was primarily developed as a core strength exercise.

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    ME Reply:

    @me, You’re another one that needs to do your research. SMH!

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    aaliyah Reply:

    @ME, Is it really That serious thought? You could say the same about the usage of the N-word.

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  6. samanthalauryn

    Lmao this is hilarious!

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  7. Lisa

    Usher’s sons are extremely adorable! I don’t care how many celebrities do this, though, I still think it’s stupid as hell… Haha, this one of those hypes where I really ask myself how so many people picked up on it.

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  8. redbone990

    Bunb looks like a drunk.passed out after a long nght lloyd has a nice ass him & big sean..

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  9. Lynna

    So not funny………

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  10. 2XCL

    Planking is PHASE. You think this is “hip” or cool at this moment, but you will look back later at these photos and think, “ummm, why did I do that? What was the point?”
    Its beyond me why rap up even makes an “article” about this.

    Slow news day I suppose.

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  11. allan

    CALM THE F DOWN! it’s really not that serious. jeez.

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  12. Courtney M

    i think this shit is extremely funny, especially the elephant one LMFAO. and y’all need to calm down…not everything has to deal with race you uptight motherfuckers. theyre just taking a funny picture, no harm in that

    peace, love and blessings :)

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  13. k.m.f.l.o.l

    rocsi… is a pro at this :| there’s another pic of her and terrance j doing it on 106 n park’s set.. pure comedy! and i nearly died when i saw chris doing this…its actually now in the Bahamas too :|

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  14. M!ke

    Maybe im slow or behind on my pop culture but how in the hell did this “plankin” SH*T become so popular?

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  15. Sweet_Vee

    If your “PLANKING” eliminate yourself.. If you knew exactly where that orginated from you wouldnt find it so funny. Only simple minded fools follow these ridiculous trends.

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    ughreally Reply:

    @Sweet_Vee, kill youself because YOU think it relates to slavery when it doesn’t.

    Repeats self : . Slaves were face down, face up, crouched to their waist, MULTIPLE positions to get them to fit. Their legs weren’t raised, no room for that.

    Plank is wood
    Plank is exercise

    Do you consider it slavery related in aerobics classes?

    Do black people standing on stage make you think auction block or lynching?

    Someone said it’s inspired from slaveships and YOU ran with it like people run with planking… so look whos on a trend now.

    Planking is a GAME. I don’t get why people keep judging it like someone told them it was a new shirt.
    Yes a person died from planking from a SEVENTH FLOOR BALCONY at 4am. That is extreme. Anything done extreme is risky. Anything done after “a night on the town” as described in his death is dangerous.

    that has nothing to do with Letoya Luckett on a rock or Chris Brown, an athletic person trained in parkour doing it a few feet up from the ground.

    It’s a game. Take a picture face down, legs up on different objects at different heights.

    What’s the point of any game? To get points or be creative and become a winner.

    I don’t think most people observing it will say “oh ,that’s an intelligent way to spend time”. I’m pretty sure the fun is in being a part of the ‘challenge’.

    It’s like a scavenger hunt where the objective is to take the most unique pictures.

    Search “Planking in New York” on youtube to see how they ‘play’ planking with scores.

    You win nothing but a good laugh and a memory.

    What do you win in Monopoly, MJ Experience, Go Fish…

    I think doing it on rooftops is dumb and risky but that doesn’t encompass the whole game. People play card games with shots but it doesn’t make all card games wrong

    .

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    shell517nj Reply:

    @ughreally, it is a game and most countries have been planking for years. not an easy task. requires strong abs and the use of common sense when u choose your location to plank. check it out on wikipedia.

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  16. Manjeo22

    People are so dumb these days. What is the purpose of planking. This shit is just retarded.

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  17. TheDimplePuppet

    Thank-U Carl & ME

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  18. MaZ

    May God help them.

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  19. kiki.

    wtf?! Where was I when this issh was going down.. smdh at this.

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  20. maya

    I don’t get it. What’s the fun in this? Is this supposed to be cool? Looks dumb as hell.

    Usher’s sons are to cute though :)

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  21. Jamie foxx

    PLANKING= slavers stacked slaves on plank beds face down,hands chained to there waist & called it planking there slaves..people are nothing but followers smh

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    The Roc Reply:

    @Jamie foxx, You’re using the wrong “their.” It’s always the uneducated ones making these ignorant comments. Learn your grammar.

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    ughreally Reply:

    @Jamie foxx, they didn’t call it planking, nobody here is pictured with chains.

    They were packed like sardines with no room to move. Laying on a rock with SPACE underneath your neck, and chest, and space to put your head up is NOT THE SAME THING.

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  22. TACHUU

    This is really getting out of hand

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  23. Lexx_Janay

    Planking: is the act of laying straight and flat in the most unusual places!you are judged on creativity and difficulty!

    im glad these celebs can have fun and live a little…love it!

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  24. Real Issh

    Lmaoo @ Diplo . That was thee best one so far . Even tho this madness should end .

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  25. hahaha

    Hahaha Bun is not plankin…that fool sleep haha

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  26. Dduarte008

    Retarded! Lol and it’s only black celebs. Idiots!

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  27. Sha'Nesha

    This is the stupidest trend….why i ask?

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  28. moi

    planking is just for fun, if its stupid- why jumprope? ive planked in the craziest places, you just need to be smart and not take it to unecessary levels

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  29. Name here

    slow news day :T

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  30. trippen67

    i can really see someone use “planking” as there album cover…its a new and invented creatation!

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  31. Jfenty

    wow thisis soo cool

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  32. Music

    Okay this has gone on far enough the truth behind planking is a form of Exercise which if focused on the abs I think, I remember doing this when I was a Freshman in High School, which was 2009, we did this in Gym class so it isn’t really a game or a disgrace, it’s just exercise, and the way I thought it formed was from a plank of wood. What y’all should be shaking you head at is how the world is today it’s getting better but there is still Sin, Poverty, Suffering, ETC., think about that next time you wanna STH.

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    ME Reply:

    @Music, Shut up. You’re talking about 2009, go back a few hundred years.

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    Music Reply:

    @ME, ok let’s go back a few hundred years and we will see that when slaves were on the ships they were either lying on they back chained up or hanging FROM chains, I read Ebony Pictorial History of Black America never did I see slaves lying face down on their stomach with they hands at they waist, what kinda sense would that make, ANd while you gettin offended at these celebrities for doing something that only you know about…….. WHy don’t you aim that Black Power at these white people accin black and going around sayin the n word, I’m workin on something ain’t seen yo campaign. HMMMMMMM.

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  33. Fan Of A Fan

    ok it was cool at first but now…

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  34. Phoenix_Wright

    If you think it is dumb then why waist your time worrying about it? people are going to do what they want to do and they aren’t hurting anyone while doing so I really don’t see why you guys are getting so mad.

    My favs were Miguel, Diplo, and Usher’s sons

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  35. Meme

    All 15 of them celebs are dumbasses!! As for every other dummy who has done this planking thing I shake my head at them. This stupid craze really shows… if one dummy does something the rest will follow!!

    Man, I live in a effed world.

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  36. pierre

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83
    being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive
    retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it
    only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsHit.com

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  37. MaZ

    Did Letoya Luckett and Slim Thug use the same rock?? lol

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    brittany Reply:

    @MaZ, well rumor is their dating so i guess they share rocks too

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  38. MusicMusic01

    you can add justin bieber and diggy simmons to list too. Justin just posted his on twitter not so long ago.

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  39. From Tokyo

    +1 for stupid, randomness. Celebrities break the cool allure that some people think they have yet again.

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  40. Fan Of A Fan

    even bow wow knows more black history then any other rappers. go look at his tweets !!

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  41. pierre

    I pay $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83
    being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive
    retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it
    only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsHit.com

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  42. Destiny

    Some are neat like Game and others why bother

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  44. Cj

    WHY ARE ALL THESE BLACK PEOPLE DOING IT… FAIL

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  45. Just Saying...

    i cant with all of this! this is too cute! xD

    But these comments! LMFAO! THEY’RE THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS POST!!

    My favorite ones are the “only black celebs” post… like idek Justin Bieber was black! LMFAO

    Glad celebs are doing something fun, and creative. =]

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  46. Mya

    What a Dumb thing to do!

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  47. Antonio

    WOWWWWWWWWW. I feel so bad for our society because the ignorance people have is just ridiculous. Planking was started back in the early 1700s when slave masters forced slaves to lie down in a “plank” position before being sold, whipped, hung or shipped to another location. I never knew something related to the worse form of human cruelty in history could be made into a joke. I wonder what the next trend will be, oh yeah, let’s get a rope and hang from a tree and call it “HANGING” yeah that’ll be fun. Wake up people, just because everyone else and your favorite celebrities are doing something does mean join the party. Start using the other 90% of your brain that you don’t access on a daily basis.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Antonio,
    Seriously you’re an embarrassment to us black people. Planking started in Australia a couple of years ago its just a humourous way of taking pictures. Before you racialize a trivial pass-time you should take a second and do some research. Its true that captives in the slave ships had to lie with their arms on their side but planking did not originate there, it actually started on the other side of the world.
    The only thing wrong with planking is that it has in the past led to some serious accidents including fatalities, other than that its a harmless and innocent frivilous activity.

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    Angel Reply:

    @Antonio,
    I agree it’s stupid AND if celebs were taking pictures with their arms raised in a huge “shower” it wouldn’t be funny either i.e Gassing during the Holocaust!!! And it goes back to the slave trade and there are invisible shackles on the wrists and feet of whoever does planking because they are a bunch of followers. Ask someone why they are “planking”, taking a pic, and posting it on the internet for the world to see!! (First off you got too much time on your hands)Let’s see what “intelligent” response they come up with! You should never do something for no valid reason. People need to step they game up in the history department#Real Talk

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  48. Vicky

    It just shows that LeToya & Slim Thug were in the same place. LOL

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  49. Haiku

    Im still confused over the use of the word “celebrity”

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  50. bill

    some of the people that post here are retarded

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  53. Tori

    Omgthis is hilliarious I just started cracking up ! LMAO (:

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