Nike has completely disassociated itself from “Satan Shoes” produced by rapper Lil Nas X, confirming that the company has no relationship with the rapper.
The black and red sneakers include a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross and a drop of real human blood. Only 666 units of the shoe will be created at a price of $1,018.
“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF,” Nike said. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
Famous rapper Lil Nas X, who is openly gay, priced the shoes at $1,018 referencing a biblical passage that reads: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
Twitterati erupted in anger after the shoe was openly marketed. A user said that the shoe was disrespectful to billions of people.
The rapper made these shoes with New York art collective MSCHF. A MSCHF spokesperson told a news outlet that the blood had been provided by members of the art collective, adding: “We love to sacrifice for our art.” MSCHF also confirmed that Nike was “not involved in this in any capacity.”