Lil Nas X facing backlash for new video, release of ‘Satan Shoes’

Rapper Lil Nas X is facing backlash after the release of a new music video and sneaker collaboration. 

In the video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)“, the rapper can be seen giving a lap dance to a CGI depiction of Satan. 

He is also collaborating with streetwear brand MSCHF to release “Satan Shoes.”

According to NBC News, 666 pairs of sneakers will be on sale Monday. 

The new shoes, which are modified Nike Air Max 97s, will feature a pentagram pendant to represent Satan’s fall from heaven referenced in Luke 10:18. 

MSCHF also said the shoes will contain a drop of human blood from its members in the sole. 

Lil Nas X and Nike faced criticism for the shoe, which was announced during Palm Sunday, a significant weekend for Christians.

Nike released a statement saying they do not endorse the design that are adaptions to previously released shoes. 

“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them,” the statement read. 

The rapper released a fake apology video on YouTube. 

The Magister for the Church of Satan spoke positively about the video in an interview with Rolling Stone. 

Start Your Day hosts Sharon Reed and Mike Hill discuss the controversial video.

 

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