By now it should be clear that Lance Armstrong does not care what you think of him, and in a series of recent interviews with the BBC he reinforced that again with his ongoing take on doping in cycling.
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7 Apr 2015 - 11:32 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2015 - 3:39 PM

However, this time he's taken that to another level with an appearance in the latest Future User music video produced by Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford that challenges how you think about doping.

The video, called Mountain Lion, is visually designed to shock but highlights what Commerford says is the hypocrisy and outrage surrounding performance enhancing drugs.

"The amount of attention given to PEDs is incredible," Commerford told Rolling Stone. "Especially when you consider the amount of drugs – recreational, illegal and pharmaceutical – that America supports and profits from."

The pair are friends, ride together and share what Commerford says is a "trash talking" relationship.

"Lance is a friend, an awesome person and, as far as I'm concerned, a punk rocker," he says. "We're 'cycling buddies' and kind of go after each other in a trash-talking.

"We'll jokingly leave each other voice messages like, 'Dude, I'm gonna crush you the next time I see you. I'm gonna take you down.' I thought it'd be cool to put one of his voice messages in the song.

"When it came time to make the video, I asked him to recreate the voicemail and he was totally cool with it."

The visually powerful video is jarring with its open representation of drug use, but it can't be argued that the ethics and hypocrisy of the issue are always worth discussing creatively, artistically and otherwise, and whatever you may think of him, no one is better placed to contribute on that front than Armstrong.

You can watch the full video below but be warned, there is some strong language and pretty graphic depictions of drug use. But it does have a catchy beat and you can dance to it.