Lil Nas X is in the middle of a holy war now — legally speaking — because Nike’s going after the company making his controversial “Satan Shoes” … a devilish connection Nike wants no part of.
Lil Nas X reacts to the lawsuit …The shoe giant is suing MSCHF Product Studio … the company that collaborated with the rapper to produce the Satan Shoe, aka the “blood shoes.”
me after the nike lawsuit pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlSrru
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021
Lil Nas has been hyping the customized Nike Air Max 97 shoes which feature the pentagram symbol, a Bible verse that references Satan, and allegedly a drop of blood from one of MSCHF’s employees. There are also only 666 pairs being made, and they’re selling for over a grand.
Nike claims MSCHF buys the shoes from Nike, then the artists it works with make their own creative modifications before selling them at a higher price.
Nike’s suing for trademark infringement because the famous Swoosh logo is still prominently featured on X’s shoes. It wants damages, and perhaps more importantly for Nas X … Nike wants the judge to block all sales of the Satan Shoe.
The Satan Shoe sparked outrage within the sports world … with stars like Trevor Lawrence and Nick Young voicing their disgust with the product. “Line has to be drawn somewhere. Smh,” the future first-overall pick in the NFL Draft said. My kids will never play Old Town road again.. I’m still debating about wearing @Nike after this come [on] nike a drop of blood for real.”