Rapper Lil Nas X is facing criticism after he launched a limited edition “Satan shoes” range, with each one containing a drop of human blood.
The musician, best known for his 2019 breakout hit Old Town Road, revealed the controversial kicks off the back of his new song Montero (Call Me By Your Name).
The song’s video features the star dancing provocatively with the devil, before seemingly killing him and taking the underworld crown for himself.
The black and red Nike Air Max 97s feature a pentagram on top, with a reference to the bible verse “Luke 10:18” on the side – which says: “He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven’.”
The run of 666 shoes each contains “one drop” of human blood, and were priced at $1,018 when they went sale on Monday.
According to XXL Magazine, all 666 pairs sold out in less than a minute.
However, Nike have filed a lawsuit against the rapper and it might have caught Lil Nas X by surprise, but he had to see this coming — the Church of Satan is throwing its support behind his new limited edition “Satan Shoes.”
According to David Harris, magister for the Church of Satan, tells TMZ … the shoes, which feature an inverted cross, bronze pentagram, and a drop of human blood, are getting a ton of love from the Church because they embrace the essence of Satanism