Lil Nas X calls halt on 'Satan Shoes' sale over Nike lawsuit 'f***ed up', Internet tells rapper 'you messed up'

'Nike had the right to do what they did. No one is stopping you from REALLY making your own shoes, and no one is stopping you from speaking out,' one user said


                            Lil Nas X calls halt on 'Satan Shoes' sale over Nike lawsuit 'f***ed up', Internet tells rapper 'you messed up'
A judge stopped the sale of Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' after Nike's lawsuit (Getty Images)

Lil Nas X took to social media to share his emotional response after a judge blocked the sale of his controversial sneakers. The sale of the rapper's 'Satan Shoes' was ceased after Nike was granted a temporary restraining order against internet collective and manufacturer MSCHF, according to reports. A judge has blocked manufacturer MSCHF from shipping out the 666 pairs of those shoes, which were all sold out at $1,018 within just a minute.

Nike’s representation said that they have “submitted evidence that even sophisticated sneakerheads were confused” by the shoes, thinking they were made by Nike. Additionally, Nike's lawyers said, “We have submitted numerous (pieces of) evidence that some consumers are saying they will never buy Nike shoes ever again.” The limited-edition pair of Nike Air Max 97s allegedly contains a drop of real human blood and 60 CCs of red ink in the soles.

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The ruling has left Nas X unusually upset, according to his recent tweet posted on April 1. "I haven’t been upset until today," he began his tweet before noting that he feels the judgment goes against freedom of expression. "I feel like it’s fucked up they have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. freedom of expression gone out the window. but that’s gonna change soon."



 

In another tweet posted within the same hour, Nas X apologized to fans that he can't sell the shoes anymore while blaming "crying nerds on the internet" for the same. "Sorry guys i’m legally not allowed to give the 666th pair away anymore because of the crying nerds on the internet," he said.



 

Additionally, Nas X responded to a Twitter user in a now-deleted tweet who called him out for ripping off Nike's design. According to a screenshot shared by The Shade Room, the user wrote, "You ripped off their design and logo. Everyone knows that's illegal. Someone as supposedly creative as you should have known better and designed your own shoe." Nas X replied by saying, "people make customs all the time, it’s never been a problem. nike only stopped the sell of the shoe because a powerful group of people pushed them to do so."



 

'I’m sorry but you messed up this one'

However, many fans still had a lot of questions about the shoes, as the rapper is being accused of promoting Satanism with it. "What about the human blood," reads a comment by the hip-hop channel on Twitter, RapTV. "Freedom of expression ≠ pentagram/human blood," said a fan. Others thought the court ruling was fair as one wrote, "Buddy, I support you, but the fact is that Nike had the right to do what they did. No one is stopping you from REALLY making your own shoes, and no one is stopping you from speaking out. You’re just not allowed to use someone else’s TM’s to do it."

One fan said, "I’m sorry but you messed up this one. I would hate to see someone buying any shit from my brand to resell for 10x more only cuz some famous celeb added a fucking drop of blood. If the owner of the brand/design didn’t approve it your shouldn’t been selling it." Another said, "Yeah I agree. We should all be able to take your music, change it a little without paying you and resell it."



 



 



 



 



 

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