Last week, Lil Nas X began selling his own Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes” with MSCHF, which didn’t sit right with many. These shoes came with a satanic symbol on the front of the shoes, 666 lettering, a Luke 10:18 verse on the side, and even a drop of human blood at the soles. 666 pairs were sold in total for a retail price of $1,018. Then, Nike soon filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF. Nas X was not listed as a defendant.
Nike Reaches Settlement With MSCHF On The Shoes
This lawsuit hasn’t lasted long as according to TMZ, Nike has just reached a settlement with MSCHF regarding the Satan Shoes. This comes after they were able to get a judge to halt sales of the shoes last week. According to this report, Nike has gotten MSCHF to conduct a “voluntary recall” in order to buy back all the Satan Shoes that have been sold for their original prices. Whoever doesn’t return the shoes for the full refund will need to contact MSCHF if there is a “product issue, defect or health concern.”
‘Satan Shoes’ Were Inspired By Nas X’s ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ Music Video
These shoes were release three days after Nas X put out his “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” single and music video. The music video displayed Nas X twerking on Satan and then, the Satan Shoes were announced that weekend. Many were not feeling the fact that Nas X gave Satan this type of attention in the music video along with the shoes. A lot also wonder what is the point of this type of PR stunt. Some viewers did believe that Nas X was trying to troll people who don’t like that he is gay, though.
‘Montero’ Is The No. 1 Song In The US Now
Earlier this week, it was also revealed that “Montero” hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To many listeners, this was inevitable due to the buzz and controversy started from the single’s music video and then, the release of the Nike Air Max 97 Satan Shoes.
“Y’all told a 19 year old who had just escaped the lowest point of his life that he would never have a hit again,” said Nas X on Twitter after reaching No. 1. “You told him to stop while he’s ahead. he could’ve gave up. But 4 multi platinum songs and 2 #1’s later, he’s still here.”
‘Montero’ Has Also Already Reached Gold Certification
Today, Nas X’s “Montero” single also reached another key milestone in the the two weeks that it’s been out. According to Chart Data, it is now eligible to be certified gold by the RIAA in the United States. This is after selling over 500,000 units. At the rate that it’s going with its success, it should be on pace for platinums status in the US by the summer. Nas X’s last No. 1 single was back in the spring of 2019 with “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.