Lil Nas X 'apologizes' for his controversial new 'Satan Shoe' by posting clip of him giving demon a LAP DANCE
LIL Nas X hit back at critics over his newly-unveiled footwear line, Satan Shoes, as he shared a tongue-in-cheek apology on YouTube yesterday.
The hitmaker's new footwear venture, which is said to contain human blood in the soles, recently sparked outrage online from a number of high-profile political and religious figures.
In light of the furor, the 21-year-old posted an amusing video titled, Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe, to his official YouTube account.
Beginning the 46-second clip, the acclaimed musician held his limited edition sneakers in his hand as he teased an apology by saying, "I just want to come forward and say…".
But instead of an apology, he hilariously edited in the lap dance scene from his new music video in its place.
Lil Nas' video for his new single Montero (Call Me By Your Name) has also been slammed for its 'Satanic' themes.
Over the weekend, the music star launched his controversial 'Satan Shoes' sneakers complete with a bronze pentagram and an inverted cross — plus a drop of real human blood.
The rapper’s shoes have sparked outrage online over the weekend from a number of high-profile political and religious figures.
The black and red sneakers, part of a collaboration between Lil Nas X and New York-based art collective MSCHF.
But although they were made using Nike Air Max 97s the sportswear brand has distanced itself from the design.
Nike told CNN: "We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF.
"Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them."
As part of the limited-edition "drop" of 666 pairs, each sneaker’s air bubble sole contains red ink and "one drop" of human blood, according to MSCHF.
They are priced at $1,018 a pair. The price tag is a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18 that reads: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
A MSCHF spokesperson said the blood had been provided by members of the art collective.
They said: "We love to sacrifice for our art."
The group also confirmed Nike was "not involved in this in any capacity".
The shoes have angered a number of high-profile political and religious figures, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and the evangelical pastor Mark Burns.
The latter described the sneakers in a tweet as "evil" and "heresy."
Candace Ownes, 31, also took to Twitter to slam the rapper, as she suggested that his actions are "keeping Black America behind."
The political commentator shared her candid opinion on black representation in the media, writing: "We’ve turned George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, into an icon.
"We are promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet. We’ve got Cardi B named as woman of the year.
"But we’re convinced it’s white supremacy that’s keeping black America behind. How stupid can we be?"
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