Nike Claims Not To Be Behind Lil Nas X ‘Satanic’ Shoes

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For Nike and someone named Lil Nas X, the devil is in the details.

Let’s start the story with this — not many people have ever heard of Lil Nas X. The rapper is likely known by less than 1 percent of the world’s population. But Lil Nas X has decided to use Nikes — of all God-forsaken shoe companies — to help sell his “Satanic” brand.

Now, Lil Nas X isn’t actually a Satanist. He is just trying to do what AC/DC, Iron Maiden and other heavy metal acts way before him did to gain some fame. He is trying to scare you into buying his stuff.

So Lil Nas X is taking Nikes, modifying them in a dirty devil of a way, and putting them out on his own. He is promising a drop of blood in each pair. He is releasing 666 pairs. He is asking $1,018 for each pair. That’s not all.

Per the New York Post, “Bible scripture Luke 10:18 is also emblazoned on the side. The passage references Satan’s banishment from heaven. There are also upside-down crosses and a pentagram attached to the shoe laces, as well as printed on it’s sole.”

Now, Lil Nas X may be in trouble with more than just the Lord. He could face punishment from the devil himself, or in today’s world, shoe companies such as Nike — which once stopped production of shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag. Because, ya know, the American flag is evil.

“Nike isn’t officially releasing these shoes, FYI, but they are Nikes being modified & released,” OutKick founder Clay Travis tweeted. “I’d sue over this if I were Nike. Although that may be what creator wants. Interesting case at intersection of copyright, trademark, IP law, & branding. Good law review article.”

In other words, hold on to your horns, red tights and pitchforks. It appears the lil-known Lil Nas X and evil empire Nike are in for one hell of a ride.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Not blaming Nike — this time anyway. There are so many other reasons not to buy Nike products. I wish my alma mater would find another supplier. Every time I buy another sweatshirt in the Bookstore, some of that money goes to Uncle Phil and the Ducks.

  2. whether Nike and the NBA are sponsoring these shoes or not is irrelevant to me. They all have the same narcissistic woke mentality so even if they are not specifically collaborating on this they might as well be in my mind. THey are all trying to tear down American. Fuck Nike, the NBA, and these sneakers. I am done with Nike and I am done with the nba.

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