Famous rap-artist Lil Nas X has been trying to join the fashion industry for some time now.
Just a couple of days ago, he released a preview of his Nike Air Max 97 design.
Numerous fashion media outlets covered the announcement, informing that MSCHF has partnered with Lil Nas X to create the Nike Air Max 97, which is set to launch on March 29th.
The main issue with these?
Satanic symbolism, including the Sigil of Baphomet and other relevant insignia, such as “61666” on the shoe’s sides.
In the meantime, one of the largest shoe retailers, Nike, has denied any involvement with this project.
Nike went even a step further, filing a lawsuit against Lil Nas X and everyone involved in the project, for copyright infringement, motivated by the negative publicity that this controversial project caused.
The controversy of “Satan Shoes”
On March 26th, SAINT, an urban wear fashion Twitter account, tweeted that MSCHF joined with Lil Nas X to create the custom Nike Air Max 97, which will come in 666 pairs, each being individually numbered.
According to the post, the shoes include one drop of human blood, 60cc ink, and would be priced at $1,018.
Understandably, the announcement shocked SAINT followers, and even Lil Nas X fans criticized the rapper for integrating Satan symbols in his streetwear project.
Soon after, the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, retweeted this post, suggesting that Satan-worshipping is one of the main problems the nation faces.
Furthermore, she tweeted that we all need to fight for the God-given eternal soul with all our resources.
Lil Nas X vulgar response
The governor’s reaction was shared all over the news and social media, eventually triggering Lil Nas X.
He retweeted her post, suggesting that it isn’t her job to deal with fashion and what a pair of shoes may or may not present.
He wasn’t able to trigger a harsh response from Kristi Noem as she responded with a Bible verse of Matthew 16:26, indirectly referring to the fact that if one loses his soul, all the glory and fame in the materialistic world will be for nothing.
However, this isn’t the first time Lil Nas X insults someone.
Back in December, Lil Nas X responded to a pregnant fan, suggesting that she should abort her child.
Thus, his response to Kristi Noem, pointing that she should ‘shoot a child in the mouth while he is riding’, shows that Montero is on a roll when it comes to vulgar and controversial statements.