Lil’ Nas X had the innanet in a frenzy, once it was announced he partnered with a company to create ‘Satan Shoes’ that allegedly had a drop of human blood. With ‘666’ written on the side of the shoe that many refer to as the ‘mark of the beast,’ people were not here for it.
Since then, Nike has released a statement that they didn’t authorize the shoe. The shoe manufacturer also requested a judge to halt the sale of the controversial footwear and it was granted on Thursday afternoon.
Thursday night, Lil’ Nas X took to Twitter to air his grievances about the matter. He tweeted, “I haven’t been upset until today, i feel like it’s f**ked up they have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. Freedom of expression gone out the window. But that’s gonna change soon.”
A Twitter commenter responded to him and said he “ripped off their design and logo.” The commenter also said, “Everyone knows that’s illegal.”
Lil Nas X responded, “people make customs all the time, it’s never been a problem. Nike only stopped the sell of the shoe because a powerful group of people pushed them to do so.”
As you know, Lil Nas X partnered with MSCHF to customize the Air Max 97s that allegedly feature a drop of human blood–for trademark and infringement and asked a judge in its suit to block the sale of the shoes.
The shoe worth $1,018, sold out of the 666 pairs within minutes, but due to the restraining order, MSCHF will not be allowed to ship them to customers awaiting the shoe.