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Lil Nas X issues a fake apology over 'satanic' sneakers


Lil Nas X took to YouTube on Sunday with a tongue-in-cheek ‘apology’ to critics over his newly-unveiled footwear line, Satan Shoes.

The musician, 21, who titled the clip Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe, was blasted for releasing his much-talked-about design, which contains human blood in the soles of the items. 

‘I just want to come forward and say…’, the Atlanta native said, before the clip switched to a lap dance scene from his video for his new single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – which has also been slammed for its ‘Satanic’ themes.

'I just want to come forward and say...': Lil Nas X took to YouTube on Sunday with a tongue-in-cheek 'apology' to critics over his newly-unveiled footwear line, Satan Shoes

‘I just want to come forward and say…’: Lil Nas X took to YouTube on Sunday with a tongue-in-cheek ‘apology’ to critics over his newly-unveiled footwear line, Satan Shoes 

The Old Town Road singer worked on the limited edition shoes – which have a pentagram symbol on them – with the company MSCHF. 

Lil Nas X, whose full name is Montero Lamar Hill, will put up approximately 666 pairs of the shoes for sale on Monday.

The sneakers – worth $1,018 – also have a reference to the Bible verse Luke 10:18 that alludes to Satan.

MSCHF reps told NBC News that company employees donated blood to insert into the sole of each individual shoe.

The style of the shoe is reportedly derived from Nike Air Max ’97, but the sneaker giant denied any involvement with the production of the customized shoe.

Sorry, not sorry: 'I just want to come forward and say...', the musician, 21, said, before the clip switched to a lap dance scene from his video for his single Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Sorry, not sorry: ‘I just want to come forward and say…’, the musician, 21, said, before the clip switched to a lap dance scene from his video for his single Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

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Controversial: The Atlanta native, who titled the clip Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe, was blasted for releasing his design, which contains human blood in its sole

Controversial: The Atlanta native, who titled the clip Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe, was blasted for releasing his design, which contains human blood in its sole

Spooky: The Old Town Road singer worked on the limited edition shoes - which have a pentagram symbol on them - with the company MSCHF

Spooky: The Old Town Road singer worked on the limited edition shoes – which have a pentagram symbol on them – with the company MSCHF 

‘We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF,’ the company said in a statement. ‘Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.’

A previous model MSCHF released, also derived from Nike Air Max ’97, were called the Jesus Shoes, with a drop of water from the River Jordan in its soles.

The artist’s new project, which features imagery of hell and a tawdry sequence with the devil, has gone viral with roughly 30 million YouTube views since its release on Friday  

Much-talked-about: The artist's new project has gone viral with roughly 30 million YouTube views since its release on Friday

Much-talked-about: The artist’s new project has gone viral with roughly 30 million YouTube views since its release on Friday

Kristi Noem slammed Lil Nas X for promoting his ‘Satan Shoes’ sneakers during Holy Week. 

South Dakota Governor Noem has led the conservative voices damning the chart-topping star for his risque and irreverent religious theme in the run up to Easter. 

‘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,’ she tweeted.

‘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.  

Wow: Lil Nas X, whose full name is Montero Lamar Hill, will put up approximately 666 pairs of the shoes for sale on Monday

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Wow: Lil Nas X, whose full name is Montero Lamar Hill, will put up approximately 666 pairs of the shoes for sale on Monday 

Lil Nas appeared to be enjoying the notoriety replying directly to Noem and mocking her for even getting involved.

‘ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!’ 

In a further response Nas detailed his stance: ‘I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s*** y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.’ 

American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens also shoes were ‘keeping black America behind.’ 

 

Not impressed: Kristi Noem slammed Lil Nas X for promoting his 'Satan Shoes' sneakers during Holy Week

Not impressed: Kristi Noem slammed Lil Nas X for promoting his ‘Satan Shoes’ sneakers during Holy Week 

 

'Do your job!' Lil Nas appeared to be enjoying the notoriety replying directly to Noem and mocking her for even getting involved

 ‘Do your job!’ Lil Nas appeared to be enjoying the notoriety replying directly to Noem and mocking her for even getting involved

‘We’ve turned George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, into an icon. We are promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet. We’ve got Cardi B named as woman of the year. But we’re convinced it’s white supremacy that’s keeping black America behind. How stupid can we be? ‘Owens wrote. 

Nas responded to her over several tweets writing: ‘you know you did something right when she talks about it’ and ‘don’t care and ur a flop.’ 

Greg Locke, the conservative pastor of Global Vision Bible Church, lashed out at Lil Nas X in his sermon on Sunday calling him ‘a thug’.

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‘I didn’t even know who Lil Nas X was,’ he told the congregation. ‘Little thug, whoever he is. I had no idea who he was.’

Awkward: Greg Locke, the conservative pastor of Global Vision Bible Church, lashed out at Lil Nas X in his sermon on Sunday calling him 'a thug'

Awkward: Greg Locke, the conservative pastor of Global Vision Bible Church, lashed out at Lil Nas X in his sermon on Sunday calling him ‘a thug’

Feud: American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens also shoes were 'keeping black America behind' but Nas responded saying he didn't care as she's a 'flop'

Feud: American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens also shoes were ‘keeping black America behind’ but Nas responded saying he didn’t care as she’s a ‘flop’

'You know you did something right when she talks about it': Nas seemed to revel in the fact that he had irked a number of prominent conservative voices

‘You know you did something right when she talks about it’: Nas seemed to revel in the fact that he had irked a number of prominent conservative voices

Locke said that he would never listen to the rapper’s music again because it is a ‘bunch of devil-worshipping wicked nonsense.’

‘You think I’m going to stand for that? You’ve lost your mind. You tell Lil Nas X I said so. Bunch of Satanism, bunch of wickedness, bunch of devil-ism, bunch of demonism, bunch of psychotic wickedness!’

Conservative author, Nick Adams who has been backed by former President Trump in the past tweeted: ‘Clowns like @LilNasX & @iamcardib couldn’t last 30 seconds on a debate stage with the likes of @RealCandaceO!’



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