Watch Lil Nas X stage a Nike ‘Satan Shoes’ essay in a new video
Lil Nas X hasn’t finished dealing with the absurdity of the Satan shoe controversy.
Adorned with pentagrams and containing drops of human blood in the sole, the shoes were sold at the same time as the release of X’s now infamous “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” video. Unsurprisingly, the shoes were sold. triggered an immediate backlash from curators online and Nike quickly filed a trademark infringement complaint.
The case was settled in April with a voluntary recall. At the time, an MSCHF lawyer told NBC News that the collective had “already achieved” its artistic goal of commenting on “the absurdity of the collaborative culture practiced by some brands, and the perversity of intolerance.”
Obviously, however, Lil Nas X isn’t quite as ready to bury his beef with the Beaverton-based sportswear giant.
In the video, X plays himself, the judge, his defense attorney, who can’t remember his client’s name, and a juror who says the court should “lock him up and throw away the key.” Adding to the absurdity, the only line of questioning concerns the sexuality of Lil Nas X.
“It’s about more than shoes: Mr. Nas X, are you gay?” », Nike’s lawyer asks the rapper. “Let me rephrase the question: does your mom know you gay?” “
The video is a teaser for the upcoming X album produced by Kanye West, Industry baby. The album is due out this Friday. Unless the rapper suddenly decides to change everything, it could spark another controversy.