Nike Sues MSCHF For Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes'

Nike Sues MSCHF For Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes'

Nike Sues MSCHF For Lil Nas X 'Satan Shoes'

Lil Nas X can add Nike to his growing list of Twitter trolling victims.

Lil Nas X can add Nike to his growing list of Twitter trolling victims.

Text: Lauren Gruber

Looks like Lil Nas X and MSCHF's "Satan Shoes" have pissed off more than just state officials. On Monday, Nike filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF for its devilish Lil Nas X Air Max 97s, which feature the Nike swoosh logo.

“We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF," said a statement from Nike on Sunday. "Nike did not design or release these shoes, and we do not endorse them.”

The shoes, which were released alongside Lil Nas X's hotly debated Montero (Call Me By Your Name) video, stirred up controversy for featuring satanic imagery like pentagrams — they even contain real human blood sourced from MSCHF employees. An apropos number of 666 shoes were available for sale, priced at $1,018. Nevertheless, they sold out in less than a minute.

Nike is now pushing to halt distribution of the shoe, citing concerns about erroneous association between Nike and MSCHF.

“Decisions about what products to put the ‘swoosh’ on belong to Nike, not to third parties like MSCHF,” Nike said in its lawsuit. “Nike requests that the court immediately and permanently stop MSCHF from fulfilling all orders for its unauthorized Satan Shoes.”

Unsurprisingly, Lil Nas X is unbothered. In reaction to the lawsuit, he posted these memes to Twitter and Instagram. With the deluge of angry tweets directed towards him, the Grammy-winning artist is far too busy trolling his haters.

Credits: Image courtesy of MSCHF.

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