Just two years ago, Lil Nas X came out with the song that shook up the entire music world.
It was the most viral song of the year, and the remix that featured Billy Ray Cyrus went on to become one of the biggest music moments we’ve ever seen.
At that time, the big debate was whether or not the song was a country song (it’s decidedly NOT, but that’s an argument for another day). And these days, we’ve come a long way on the controversy scale for Lil Nas X since then.
This week, Lil Nas teamed up with MSCHF to release “Satan Shoes” which are Nike Air Max ‘97’s with a little bit of a twist.
MSCHF x Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes" 🏹
👟Nike Air Max '97 🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood 🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered 💰$1,018 🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
These shoes cost $1,018, there are only 666 pairs being made and each one contains a drop of human blood. (Also, it should be noted that these are not a Nike release, so let’s hold the phone before everybody starts talking about boycotting Nike).
In his most recent music video for “Montero” there’s a scene where he gives the devil a lap dance, which I assume is where the idea for these shoes come from, and where our controversial story begins.
But as a result, the internet had a lot to say about these sneakers.
You had some resort to the joke method of coping, my personal favorite.
NIKE POPPED OUT LIKE “JUST SO U KNOW WE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS” 🤣🤣🤣🤣…U SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO ROCK THESE UNLESS U WENT TO A NYC PUBLIC HS AS A GOTH KID AND HUNG OUT AT THE ASTOR PLACE CUBE WEARING VERY WIDE LEG PANTS. YA REAL NAME IS ANGEL MORALES, PKA “RIZEN FENYX” https://t.co/w53wxynoKs
This is outrageous, disgusting and perverted and on #PalmSunday no less. Somehow @lilnasx thinks that Satanic worship should be mainstream and normal. I don’t think there have been better candidates to cancel than LilNasX and these shoes. https://t.co/yrWxjGhIGB