Lil Nas X’s video for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) has gotten all the religious zealots and pearl-clutching hypocritical hoes MADDD! And then he really got their blood boiling by releasing a $1,018 pair of modified Nike Air Max 97s called Satan Shoes that reportedly contains a drop of human blood in its soles. All 666 pairs of those Satan Shoes sold out in under a minute. As soon as I heard this, I grabbed my popcorn, turned my phone off, and loomed over Twitter just awaiting all the backlash. And it came quick. Not only did Lil Nas engage in a Twitter battle with the Governor of South Dakota, but the company that makes the Satan Shoes, MSCHF, is now being sued by Nike.
When news of the shoes broke, Lil Nas, who has been trolling on Twitter all weekend, went back and forth with a multitude of folks who believe he is why our society is so fucked up. Not injustice, COVID-10 deniers, or lack of gun regulation laws, a young brotha who gave Satan a lap dance then killed him. Personally, don’t we want to see Satan die? He’s not exactly a positive role model. And apparently, neither is Lil Nas, who entered into a heated battle with Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota. The Insider reports:
In a tweet Sunday, Noem wrote that the trainers were a symbol of America’s spiritual ruin.
“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive,’” Noem tweeted.
“But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul. We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.”
Of course, you know Lil Nas responded because it’s easy PR and he’s living to take down those who are losing it over a pair of shoes. Lil Nas let Governor Noem know that she’s really making good use of her time by getting mad about sneakers:
ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job! https://t.co/qaor6W0B9C
— nope (@LilNasX) March 28, 2021
I still can’t believe that so many people’s asses are in a twist over these shoes because if anyone should be ready to rub Vaseline on their faces to fight, it should be Nike. This is why on Monday, they decided to throw on their boxing gloves to begin sparring with MSCHF by filing a lawsuit. According to NBC News, it didn’t take long for Nike to jump into action faster than Lil Nas jumped onto that stripper pole for his night job at Lucifer’s Lust Lounge.
Nike filed the suit — Lil Nas X was not named as a defendant — after many people said they believed it was involved with the shoes, even though it released a statement over the weekend saying it had nothing to do with them.
The lawsuit argues that Nike must maintain control over its brand “by setting the record straight” about what products bear its distinctive “swoosh” logo.
“In fact, there is already evidence of significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF’s Satan Shoes based on the mistaken belief that Nike has authorized or approved this product,” the lawsuit says.
Lil Nas X not being named in the lawsuit is a good thing for those throwing holy water at shoes. Because their blood pressure would really explode from him riding into a court of law with Satan’s dead body on the back of his horse and Satan Shoes on his feet.