Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan’ shoes that contain drop of human blood sold out in less than a minute
The so-called Satan Shoes recently dropped by Lil Nas X that contain a drop of human blood and were priced for upwards of $1,000 reportedly sold out their limited 666 pairs in seconds on Monday.
CNN reported that Lil Nas X, born Lamar Hill, teamed up with New York streetwear company MSCHF to design the sneakers, which sold for $1,018, a reference to the Biblical passage Luke 10:18, which states: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
The performer and MSCHF reportedly used Nike Air Max 97s to design the shoes, though Nike denied contributing in any way to their development.
“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF,” the company said in a statement. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
The shoes are red and black and adorned with a bronze pentagram in the center. They also feature an inverted cross along with the text “1/666” and “Luke “10:18” printed on the side.
News of the shoe launch coincided with the recent release of the music video for Lil Nas X’s song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” in which the musician is depicted sliding on a stripper pole down from heaven to hell.
The video and shoe launch prompted backlash from conservatives and some religious followers over the weekend who felt the satanic imagery and language goes too far.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) was one of a number of critics who knocked the rapper after images of the shoes online recently.
“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul,” Noem, considered a potential 2024 White House candidate, wrote in a tweet on Sunday.
“We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win,” she continued.
The musician shot back at Noem in a tweet later on Sunday, telling the governor, “ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!”
In a later tweet, Noem responded with a Bible verse Matthew 16:26.
“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” she wrote.
This is not the first time MSCHF has prompted controversy for its shoe designs.
It also drew criticism when it released so-called Jesus Shoes it said contained holy water, according to NBC News.
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