Music star Lil Nas X did the most to get fans pumped about new music. The Grammy-winning rapper used a recent real-life dispute with Nike over customized Satanic sneakers as a perfect opportunity to promote new music.
Lil Nas X Thinks He Might Go To Jail
Prior to letting the world know what he really had planned, Lil Nas X said he believed he could be heading to jail. He added in some comedy about somebody making gay jokes in place of him while he’s away. The Georgia native will be appearing in court today regarding the controversial shoes.
“all jokes aside i can’t believe i might be going to jail. who’s going to make mildly funny tweets about being gay while i’m away”
The jail posts all turned into the perfect opportunity for Nas to show off his acting skills and plug new music in the form of “Industry Baby” set to arrive July 23.
Nike + Lil Nas X’s Satan Shoes War Settled
The rap star’s controversial Satan Shoes will never make it to true diehard fans’ feet. Reports claimed sports apparel giant Nike settled a lawsuit with the manufacturer responsible for putting out the “MONTERO”-inspired sneakers onto the market.
According to reports, Nike settled its lawsuit after a publicized war in April 2021 against Nas X and his sneaker collaborator. Part of the agreement was for the kicks to never see the light of day. However, Nas X will be back in court today over the copyright infringement.
Nike tells TMZ … it’s reached an agreement with MSCHF, the company producing the custom shoes based on Nike’s Air Max 97. The so-called Satan Shoes were inspired by Lil Nas’ demonic-themed music video for his new song, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The footwear giant tells us the settlement calls for MSCHF to launch a voluntary recall to buy back all Satan Shoes it’s sold for their original retail prices in order to remove them from circulation. (TMZ)
Lil Nas X Gets Emotional After Going No. 1
Earlier in April, the rap hitmaker geeked out over his achievement with “MONTERO” debuting atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart. X shared a super emotional and motivational message after going No. 1.
“last year i was sitting in my apartment thinking it was all over for me. i was trying so hard to be perfect, to please everyone, and not make any enemies. that stifled me creatively. i felt so sorry for myself. but around this time in 2020 i pulled it together, me, daytrip, omer, & roy, worked for months on end. one day in june i was working on a song and found myself leaving the studio every 10 minutes to cry. but i didn’t stop working, a melody came to my mind. “call me when u want na-na-na-na na, and i knew it was something special about it, fast forward a year later it’s the biggest song in the world. thank you guys so much. we get to decide OUR own destiny, never let the world decide it for YOU! i love you! 🏹🤍”
X didn’t stop there. Lil Nas also shared a throwback video from last year featuring himself talking to the future version of himself.
“made this video in june 2020 to congratulate my future self. we have arrived. 🥲🤍”
The Bounce Back
A few days prior, X went to his Instagram page to keep the attention on his music. Instead of letting his emotions loose on a publicized war with Nike, Lil Nas trolled haters with a graphic King Kong pic and news of his latest smash enjoying overseas success.
“swipe for good news … MONTERO IS OFFICIALLY NUMBER 1 IN THE UK! THANK YOU GUYS SO F*CKING MUCH!”