Michael, if anyone’s been paying attention on social media, you’ve been blowing up blading recently. Which made me think, where’d you go, anyway?
Basically, I said “Skip rollerblading… I’m over it.” I was going through a lot of stuff, plus lost one of my best friends to drugs. Shit was really f****d up. Messed me up pretty bad. Got super into partying and basically just being a thug. I was wilding out. Towards the end of my hiatus I got in a bunch of trouble and got locked up, which to me was a blessing in disguise because it gave me time to sit down, think, and reflect on everything in my life. I realized rollerblading is what I NEED TO BE DOING.
Why’re all those judges and authority types been trying to “fuggg” with you out there in KC?
I don’t know bro! They wanna see me locked up… Nah. Like I said, I was wilding out and got myself in a bunch of mess. But actually the judge has been rather lenient and took a liking to me, basically giving me another chance which I vowed to myself and my family and friends not to “Fugg” up this time around.
Since your rebirth on blades you went on a update spree and seemed to get yourself hooked up with USD by sheer force of will. How did that happen? What’s your status?
Basically, I wanted a fresh start. And USD was the only company I felt I would even consider blading for besides Valo. I saw Montre just started skating for them and I like the direction they are goin’ in, and the team is dope. Especially Franky Morales — he’s always been one of my favorite bladers since I was a youngin’. It just made sense. I see myself doing big things at USD. So I found out who I needed to contact from Rachard Johnson (That was Erick Sauer [USD team manager]. He’s dope.), and he contacted Matthias for me, and like that I was skating Carbons and on USD. Honestly, I don’t know what my status is at USD right now, but I’m gonna do everything in my power to be pro by the end of this year, which is what I told Matthias. I’m very, very hungry and not giving up anytime soon. Beleeee that.
I’m sure there’s bladers out there that think it isn’t fair or deserved or whatever. What do you want to say to them?
Ha ha, sucks to suck! Nahhh JK. I’m completely joking. I don’t know man. I am very grateful of every opportunity I’ve been given and plan to take full advantage of them. I’m sorry to anyone that feels I’m stepping on their toes, but I think I’m pretty marketable and plan on making rollerblading look as cool as possible. Not to mention all the work I put in throughout my younger years, regardless of my lil’ hiatus I went on. I’m back, better than ever, grown up, with a way better outlook on life, and just way more mature in my opinion.