On March 29, Nike filed a lawsuit in response to the release of Satan shoes. Following this, Lil Nas X posted a series of memes on Twitter acknowledging the lawsuit. However, the rapper is NOT being sued. Here’s what happened.
On March 27, social media went into a frenzy after Lil Nas X revealed he would be dropping ‘Satan Shoes.’ The news came after the release of his song ‘Montero (Call me by your name)’ on March 26. Nike denied being a part of the collaboration in a statement which was released on March 28. Now, a lawsuit has been filed.
Nike files lawsuit against MSCHF over Satan shoes
Following the release of Satan shoes on March 29, Nike decided to sue and filed a lawsuit. However, Lil Nas X is NOT getting sued. The defendant mentioned in the lawsuit is MSCHF Product Studio Inc, the company that collaborated with the rapper. Lil Nas X is not named as a defendant in the suit.
In short, MSCHF will have to pay the price if they were to lose the lawsuit. Several people seemed confused about the lawsuit after Lil Nas X tweeted about it on March 29.
The rapper wrote: “me after the Nike lawsuit” along with a meme that showed Squidward from ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ begging for money. Following this, Lil Nas X tweeted two other memes making fun of the lawsuit.
Why is Nike suing MSCHF?
Nike has been vocal about not being a part of the collaboration. On March 28, they even released an official statement saying the same. Nike decided to take action because the satan shoes are a customized version of Nike Air Max 97.
They were disappointed that they were produced without “approval and authorization.” They believe the shoe has damaged the company’s reputation. The Satan shoes were criticized by many after it was revealed they contain a drop of human blood.
The lawsuit noted: “There is already evidence of significant confusion and dilution occurring in the marketplace, including calls to boycott Nike in response to the launch of MSCHF’s Satan Shoes based on the mistaken belief that Nike has authorized or approved this product.”
What are Lil Nas X Satan shoes?
The Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’ is a collaboration between the rapper and streetwear company MSCHF. The pair are customizing Nike Air Max ’97 to give it a unique look. The shoes are “decorated with a pentagram pendant and a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible verse about Satan’s fall from heaven,” as per NBC News. The shoes also contain red paint and a drop of human blood in the sole.