Nike Sues Over Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’

Written by on March 29, 2021

Nike is taking authorized motion towards the corporate behind Lil Nas X’s controversial “Devil Footwear.”

On Monday, the sneaker big filed a lawsuit towards MSCHF Product Studio, the artwork collective that collaborated with the “Outdated City Street” rapper to supply the Devil Shoe.

The controversial sneaker was impressed by Nas’ video for “MONTERO (Name Me By Your Identify).” Every pair of the custom-made Air Max 97s are individually numbered in pink embroidery and accommodates 66 CCs of pink ink, in addition to one drop of human blood. All 666 pairs, which retail for $1,018, offered out inside a minute after they went on sale Monday.

The footwear characteristic Bible scripture Luke 10:18 printed on the facet, which refers to Devil’s banishment from heaven. There are additionally upside-down crosses and a pentagram hooked up to the laces.

Nevertheless, the footwear aren’t an official Nike product and the corporate doesn’t need their identify hooked up to it. In accordance with authorized paperwork, obtained by TMZ, Nike claims that MSCHF is tricking customers into pondering it permitted the Devil-themed footwear. Nike needs it to be identified they’re “by no means linked with this venture.”

Nike claims MSCHF buys the footwear from Nike and customizes them earlier than promoting them at a better value. Nike is suing for trademark infringement in addition to damages. Moreover, Nike needs the choose to dam all gross sales of the Devil Shoe.

The sneaker has sparked backlash from the sports activities world. “Line must be drawn someplace. Smh,” tweeted star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, whereas former NBA star Nick Younger additionally expressed his outrage.

“My children won’t ever play Outdated City highway once more.. I’m nonetheless debating about carrying @Nike after this come nike a drop of blood for actual,” Younger tweeted earlier than later apologizing to Lil Nas X and Nike.

Nas, who just isn’t named as a defendant within the lawsuit, doesn’t appear to thoughts the controversy. He even shared a SpongeBob meme making mild of the Nike lawsuit.

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