- Nike is reportedly suing Lil Nas X after he and a streetwear company dropped 'Satan Shoes' recently
- Nike issued a statement explaining that the sneakers had been designed and manufactured without their approval
- 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, 29 March.
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, YEN.com.gh reported that Trevor Noah bagged another NAACP Image Award this past weekend. The Mzansi-born The Daily Show host took home the best host in a talk or news series trophy.
His show The Daily Show also won the Outstanding Short Form Series — Reality/Nonfiction award for its 'Between The Scenes' feature.
Trevor Noah, who has now won four NAACP Image Awards, took to Instagram to celebrate his massive win. The comedian thanked his team for their support. He wrote:
"I am surrounded by such an incredible team. Thank you NAACP Image Awards for shining a light on them! Big congrats to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on two award wins."
The popular media personality's fans took to his comment section on the photo-sharing app to congratulate him.