Rapper Lil Nas X is once again being talked about all over the country, but this time it has nothing to do with an insanely popular song.
First, the “Old Town Road” rapper released a video showing him pole dancing his way to hell and giving the devil a lap dance before taking over the management of the Underworld himself.
As part of the promotional campaign, Lil Nas X is collaborating with MSCHF to release a pair of black and red Nike Air Max 97s — “Satan’s Shoes” — that features a pentagram and a drop of blood in the midsole.
The sneakers will retail for $1,018 and only 666 pairs will be released.
Former Lakers shooting guard Nick Young is one of the many people who were outraged about it as he tweeted out his disproval.
“My kids will never play Old Town road again,” Young tweeted. “I’m still debating about wearing [Nike] after this come [on] Nike (sic) a drop of blood for real.”
A few hours later, Lil Nas X replied to Young’s message by saying: “they shouldn’t be playing old town road anyway, we streaming call me by your name now.”
Lil Nas X fan clearly got to Young because he would soon send out the below tweet:
While the shoes are Nike’s classic Air Max ’97s, Nike has made it clear they had nothing to do with the creation or sale of the shoes.
Nike told Snopes in an email: “Nike did not release nor design these shoes.”