Rapper and singer, Lil Nas X, launched a pair of controversial kicks which had the internet buzzing over the weekend.
The ‘Old Town Road’ singer collaborated with New York-based art collective, MSCHF, on a pair of sneakers he’s calling “Satan Shoes”.
The sold-out limited-edition sneakers retailed for 1,018 US dollars.
The controversial kicks — apparently a modified version of the Nike Air Max 97s — are decorated with a pentagram pendant.
Nike was quick to distance itself from the contentious shoes saying, “We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF… Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
Ironically, MSCHF previously released a limited-edition ‘Jesus Shoes’ which has a drop of holy water in the sole.
The release of the shoes coincides with Lil Nas X’s latest single which was released on Friday titled, ” Montero ( Call Me By Your Name)”. The track has already racked up over 32 million views on YouTube.
With Jamaica being the religious-based country it is, we don’t think that many would be receptive to these sneakers.