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.
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:
@youngsh*tstain said: “Y’all are soft, those shoes are clean.”
@miriamjean8 wrote: “Y’all are so mad about these shoes and for what? They’re lowkey clean.”
@BigContracts commented: “What about the Jesus ones though? Nobody said a word about those.”