Nike sues Lil Nas X's 'satanic' sneakers containing human blood

On the occasion of the release of the clip for Lil Nas X, the company MSCHF marketed "satanic" sneakers in limited series. The problem ? This is a modified version of the Air Max 97, customized with a drop of human blood.

Nike, which did not agree, then sued MSCHF for copyright infringement. The brand says its reputation "was damaged" because the public believed the company "supported Satanism."

  • Lil Nas X's satanic sneakers

The MSCHF company, which specializes in limited-edition products that go on sale online on a certain date, recently launched, in partnership with rapper Lil Nas X, the "satanic" sneakers.

These shoes have several references to the devil. Indeed, the company produced these sneakers in 666 copies. In addition, they contain 60 cubic centimeters of red ink in their air bubble, to which has been added a drop of human blood.
"I saw Satan"

The company also engraved a pentagram, an inverted five-pointed star, considered a satanic symbol. Just like the phrase "I saw Satan". And that's not all !

The mark imprinted on the side a verse from the Bible Luke 10.18: "He said to them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'". In fact, the selling price of these sneakers also refers to this excerpt since they were sold at $ 1,018 each. And that in less than a minute.

  • Lil Nas X's satanic sneakers create controversy

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Moreover, these shoes did not take long to create controversy. Indeed, Internet users denounce a sign of decadence. Especially since the sale of these shoes coincides with the release of the latest music video from Lil Nas X rapper, Montero (Call me by your name). And which is a hit on YouTube with more than 70 million views.

In the clip we can see the rapper being seduced in the Garden of Eden before going down to hell where he gives Satan a lap dance. What scandalize the American conservatives who accuse the rapper of wanting to corrupt the youth.

Kristi Noem reacts

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem said of satanic shoes: "We are engaged in a fight to save the soul of our nation." And to add: "We must fight hard, (...) intelligently. We have to win ”.

However, if satanic shoes are so controversial, it is also because many Internet users believe that Nike to collaborate with Lil Nas X. And not without reason! This is a modified version of the Air Max 97, manufactured by Nike.

  • Nike sues Lil Nas X's satanic sneakers

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A prejudice for the brand, which obviously did not want to be associated with the bad buzz generated. “We don't have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF. Nike did not create or market the shoes. And we don't promote it, ”said a Nike spokesperson.

But the brand has gone even further! She thus lodged a complaint against the company MSCHF. "The 'Satan Shoes' were produced without Nike's approval or authorization," the company said.

Today, the supplier requests the suspension of the delivery of pairs of shoes. He also claims damages. Yes, several people have already called for a boycott of Nike, believing that the brand was associated with MSCHF.

Lil Nas X apologizes ... half-heartedly
However, only the collective is concerned, since Lil Nas X is not included in the subject of the complaint filed by Nike. But that doesn't stop the American rapper from making sarcasm. On Sunday, he posted a video on YouTube that starts off as an apology message before moving on to his latest clip.

Obviously, he does not regret anything! Even less its collaboration with MSCHF. After all, he has only just received the support of the Church of Satan. Nevertheless, the satanic sneakers of Lil Nas X continue to be controversial on the web.

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