Retail apparel giant Nike is taking a stand. The iconic sports brand has come with legal action in light of “MONTERO” hitmaker Lil Nas X‘s controversial Satan Shoes.
Nike Gets Restraining Order Against Satan Shoes
Nike has filed a restraining order against MSCHF, the art collective that collaborated with Lil Nas X to make his recent devil-inspired shoes. They’ve blocked all sales of the limited-edition sneakers, which have drawn a whole lot of backlash. However, MSCHF says they’ve shipped out most pairs already.
“Nike filed a trademark infringement and dilution complaint against MSCHF today related to the Satan Shoes,” Nike told CBS News in a statement Thursday. “We don’t have any further details to share on pending legal matters. However, we can tell you we do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF. The Satan Shoes were produced without Nike’s approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way connected with this project.”
The court order states that the Brooklyn-based agency cannot fulfill any orders. During a court hearing Thursday morning, MSCHF’s lawyer said that the majority of the shoes, over 600 pairs, have already been shipped to individual consumers, arguing that this rendered Nike’s claims irrelevant. (CBS)
Miley Cyrus Wears Lil Nas X’s Kicks
Pop superstar Miley Cyrus is officially rocking with Lil Nas X. The popular crooner has blessed social media with a look at herself donning a pair of controversial “Satan Shoes” by the “MONTERO” hitmaker.
Miley went to her Instagram page to show off the fresh-looking kicks. It’s also worth noting Cyrus’ dad Billy Ray and Lil Nas previously collaborated on their record-breaking “Old Town Road” remix.
“Can you see Satan? 👹”
Despite over 1.5 million likes include a huge salute from Lil Nas X, Cyrus’ kicks also sparked a ton of comments section backlash.
“No bueno!!! 👎🏾”
“Why do you support this?”
“so sad unfollowing”
Lil Nas X Being Cancelled Over ‘Montero’ Video?
We asked the SOHH Fam in our YouTube Community for their thoughts on Lil Nas X’s new video for “Montero” and the so-called “Satan shoes” he’s put on sale as part of the promotion. Fans were split; some appreciate the creativity from the “Old Town Road” hitmaker, while others can’t get past what they see as blasphemy and hints of devil worship.
“He will be the next cancelled superstar. Doesn’t he know it’s the year of being politically correct? People need to lighten up…”
“he did a big mistacke like bro whyyy???”
Some SOHH Fam saw things very differently and felt Lil Nas X didn’t do anything wrong.
“I don’t see the problem tbh I love it”
“This demon wanna be gay guy … uzi a demon to they both need to be canceled its coming soon tho”
“Video and shoes (fire)”
Nike Isn’t Rocking With His Human Blood Sneakers
Nike wasn’t here for speculation. The Just Do It brand originally had come forward to shut down connections to the new pair of controversial sneakers reportedly containing human blood.
“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF,” Nike said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.” (Statement)