Masika Kalysha is coming for rapper Lil Nas X, and she is not holding back. The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star has a big problem with Lil Nas X’s “Satan Shoes” that will be released on March 29.
The 21-year-old rapper is collaborating with MSCHF to revamp classic Air Max ’97 shoes that will contain a drop of human blood in the sole. However, Nike is not involved in the process.
After releasing his controversial music video “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name),” where he gives Satan a lap dance, Lil Nas X has decided to build on the drama by working with a company that is known for pushing products that are constructed to go viral. 666 pairs, priced at $1,018, will be released.
The shoes also feature Bible scripture Luke 10:18, which talks about Satan being banished from heaven.
Kalysha is not happy about all of this and wrote on Twitter: “Ok now lil nas x I was Tellin ppl they need to chill, but then u put out these demon shoes with human blood, and that’s just disgusting and demonic and something we absolutely do not tf need. Every check ain’t a good check. Human blood, my nig? What in the absolute fk.”
NBA star Nick Young also thinks that the rapper has taken things a bridge too far; he does not want his children listening to Lil Nas X’s music.
MSCHF x Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes" 🏹
👟Nike Air Max '97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
Young stated on social media: “My kids will never play Old Town road again… I’m still debating about wearing @Nike
after this come Nike a drop of blood for real.”
Although Nike is not associated with the release of “Satan Shoes,” some critics are calling for a boycott on social media. Observers say those initiatives rarely reach the intended goals.
Lil Nas X is not backing down and seems to be enjoying the extra attention. He even went as far as posting a fake apology on YouTube.
Critics are still pouncing, especially in the religious community. One person wrote: “Some people sell their soul for money 💵 and don’t realize that this life is temporary, but the spiritual realm is forever ♾ it’s no coming back from that!!!”
Another naysayer chimed in: “Simply crossed the line but not surprised it was already prophesied that’s it was going to happen…Lord help us all, but seriously though, is Nike ok?”
A third person added: “And y’all keep defending this clownery that video was demonic now this.”
A few people argue that the controversy will be a boost for the hip-hop artist.