- Nike is reportedly suing Lil Nas X after he and a streetwear company dropped 'Satan Shoes' recently
- A statement explaining that the sneakers had been designed and manufactured without their approval was issued by Nike
- It is reported that all 666 of Lil Nas X’s limited edition Satan Shoes, with a drop of human blood, sold out in under a minute
Nike is suing rapper Lil Nas X and MSCHF over the recently dropped Satan-themed shoes.
The rapper collaborated with the Brooklyn, New York-based art collective MSCHF and they released the Satan-themed Nike Air Max 97 sneaker design on Monday, March 29.
In a statement, Nike said the 'Satan Shoes' were produced without their approval. The company said it is not connected to this new project.
XXL reports that Nike filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint on Monday. The publication said Nike expressed that they don't have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF.
The new sneakers appear in the rapper's controversial new Montero (Call Me By Your Name) music video.
XXL also reported that all 666 of Lil Nas X’s limited edition 'Satan Shoes' sold out in under a minute.
CNET reports that the shoes contain a drop of human blood (drawn from MSCHF employees), the company confirmed to NBC.
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Nike's lawsuit against the musician and MSCHF. Check out some of their comments below:
"Y’all are soft, those shoes are clean."
"Y’all are so mad about these shoes and for what? They're lowkey clean."
"What about the Jesus ones though? Nobody said a word about those."
"Wasn’t there a Jesus shoe with holy water? Unless Nike sued over that I’m not seeing how they can sue over this."
"I just went on the Nike website. You can customise these shoes. Did Lil Nas order custom Nikes from Nike and now they’re suing him? That sounds pretty evil."
"Nike out here doing God's work."
"Nike's gonna lose. They can't pick who gets to customise their shoes based on agenda."
"Will they win though? Once you purchase something you can customise it to your liking and sell it without legal ramification, can you not?"
In other entertainment news, Legit.ng earlier reported that a pair of sneakers named Jesus shoes and also worth N1 million per pair sold out in minutes.
The sneakers named Jesus Shoes, was officially launched on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, and they come with holy water in the sole.
Legit.ng understands that the holy water was fetched from the biblical River Jordan and the shoes were first blessed by a priest.
Dubbed Nike Air Max 97s trainers, the shoes came with crucifixes placed on top of the laces on the right side. They also come with drops of red ink on the sneaker's tongue which symbolises the blood of Christ.
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