Nigel Sylvester responds to his haters and discusses what he’s doing to make BMX bigger. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1gYdZLu
There isn’t anyone much more talked about in BMX than Nigel Sylvester. Whether you love him or hate him, he’s one of the most visible figures in BMX and that has brought with it plenty of hate. I was excited to have Nigel on the show to respond to the criticisms of him and his movement that have been popping up over the last few years.
Thanks a ton to Catfish and John Hicks for co-hosting with me and Sussell for filming
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0:01:55: What do people get fucked up about you?
0:04:40: The comparison between Nigel and Dave Mirra and why they both catch/caught so much hate
0:07:30: Let’s talk about counting money in RWTW1
0:10:20: How Nigel got a manager and started doing media appearances
0:12:00: Do you feel like the generation before yours failed BMX by not keeping it in the public eye?
0:14:20: The issue with memes and online hate
0:21:30: Let’s talk about posing nude
0:26:34: Let’s talk about Twitter and a couple of Tweets you’ve sent which turned out to be controversial this year
0:31:42: When you say that you’re doing things differently, what does that mean to you? What’s the difference between what you’re doing and what Edwin did?
0:34:34: When people say that you’re not making BMX bigger and that you’re just making yourself bigger, what do you say to that?
0:37:25: Let’s talk about your relationships with A$AP Ferg and Pusha T
0:41:45: You’ve gotten some shit for your outfits on social media too this year
0:46:50: Can you split BMX into two sides, those who want it to be bigger and those who don’t?
0:49:10: BMX brands not treating their riders like professional athletes
0:51:45: Reader question: “Why don’t you ever ride?”
0:52:30: Do you smoke weed?
0:53:55: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
01:01:45: Do you get recognized everywhere you go in New York?
01:05:00: The comparisons between Nigel and Kanye West
01:09:30: I wonder out loud if the haters will feel that I did a good enough job representing their arguments
01:12:30: What do you say to people who don’t think you’re good enough at riding to deserve where you’re at?
01:14:35: Outside of your camp, who is your favorite rider to watch right now?
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