Lil Nas X has been receiving massive amounts of backlash on social media over the last five days. This is due to his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” single’s music video where he was seen twerking on Satan unapologetically. Then, he released his own Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes“today in partnership with MSCHF. 666 pairs of the shoes were sold and they actually sold out shockingly in a minute. Each of them retailed for $1,018, as the shoes had “Luke 10:18” engraved on them and human blood at the soles of the shoes.
‘Satan Shoes’ Creator Details Who’s Blood Was Put In Them
Amid the backlash, the creator of the Nike Air Max 97 ‘Satan Shoes,’ Daniel Greenberg, revealed to Complex who actually used their blood in the process of creating these. It ended up being himself and other co-workers. This includes “random designers” who volunteered to put their blood into the controversial shoes.
“Not the best way, to say the least,” Greenberg said. “I could tell you; it’s just kind of graphic. But, like, not by any means a good way of doing it.
Nike Has Since Filed Trademark Infringement Lawsuit
According to TMZ, Nike was not pleased at all with the release of these shoes without their authorization. They ended up filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF Product Studio. Court documents stated that MSCHF is “tricking customers” into believing that Nike actually approved of these shoes. They added that they are “in no way connected to this project.” The legendary athletic brand also explained how MSCHF is buying shoes from them, adding their own designs, and then selling them for much higher prices.
Nas X Is Not Named As A Defendant In Nike Lawsuit
TMZ also added that Nas X is surprisingly not listed as a defendant in this trademark infringement lawsuit. The star rapper/pop star then took to his Twitter feed to poke fun at this legal battle. Nas X posted a Spongebob Squarepants meme of Squidward looking homeless while asking for change. His caption was “Me after the Nike lawsuit.” Many were not surprised as throughout this whole Satan marketing mess, it is believed that Nas X simply wants to troll people.
‘Montero’ Single May Be No. 1 Song In The US This Week
With all the controversy surrounding the “Montero” music video and the Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes,” Nas X is also winning big with his music. Chart Data revealed today that currently, the Montero single is on pace to have the biggest US song unit sales debut this week. This could likely to put him at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Nas X also put out the extended version toay which he labeled as “Montero (Call Me By Your Name) [Satan’s Extended Version]