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A judge has blocked Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoes" from shipping out to customers. It isn't clear if the few sneaker resellers who bought the shoes will get refunds.

A federal judge blocked MSCHF from shipping out the shoes after Nike filled a lawsuit on Monday, March 29.

According to reports, the Air Max 97 sneakers contained one drop of human blood in the soles.

Parents were furious that Lil Nas X exposed their children to devil worshipping. There is even talk of canceling the one-hit rapper.

In a response to the lawsuit, MSCHF bosses told the court the sneakers are "individually-numbered works of art that were sold to collectors for $1,018 each."

Nike's legal team questioned the marketing of the product. The lawyers said fans believed the brand was part of the marketing scheme

Nike's lawyers responded, "There's no statements that Nike is affiliated."

Lil Nas X is still feeling the backlash from angry fans who believe they were duped.

The "Old Town Road" rapper -- who came out as openly homosexual in 2019 -- said his new music is "who I am and what I stand for"

In a day in the life video with Vogue, he said, "I'm writing about my actual life and things that I’m actually going through. This album will give people a greater sense of who I am and what I stand for."
 

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Rapper Lil Nas X sparked controversy in the religious community with his new video "Montero (Call Me By My Name)."

The Queens admitted they were wrong to co-sign LNX as a role model for their children.

The 21-year-old rapper came under fire for appearing to worship the devil in his music video. In one scene, Lil Nas X kisses the devil and gives Lucifer a lap dance.

The Queens looked puzzled and befuddled. You could almost hear them asking, how could we have been so wrong?

"It's a lot for the kids that are watching," said host Claudia Jordan.

Co-host Syleena Johnson was the most conflicted of the Queens. She straddled the line between expressing support for the LGBT+ community and condemning the Satanic message in LNX's music video.

"Who are the people that are advising him?" Johnson asked. Who is over there saying this is good?"

According to Johnson, Lil Nas X's advisors could have given him better guidance and rejected his anti-religious symbolism.

"Black folk don't play when it come to the Lord," said actress Vivica A. Fox.

"I think that he just went too far," said co-host LisaRaye McCoy, whose granddaughter is a huge LNX fan.

"...[H]e's an artist and he just wanted that shock value, which is what he fed into," she said.

"I don't want my grandbaby seeing that at all now," she said. "I'm like no, and I'm afraid that when she goes to [play] his 'Old Town Road' video, that that one is gon' play next..."
 

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Nike says the bloody Air Max 97 sneakers released by rapper Lil Nas X and MSCHF were not authorized for sale.

Lil Nas X and MSCHF launched 666 individually numbered pairs of shoes at a cost of $1,018 per shoe on Monday, March 29. The shoes reportedly sold out in under a minute.

In a lawsuit filed on Monday in New York federal court, Nike said MSCHF Product Studio, the company that partnered with the one-hit rapper, materially altered its trademarked product without permission.

The corporation was also annoyed that MSCHF used its brand to promote Satan worship.

"The material alterations include at least referring to the shoe as the Satan Shoe, adding red ink and human blood to the midsole, adding red embroidered satanic-themed detailing, adding a bronze pentagram to the laces, and adding a new sock liner.

"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."

Nike is suing MSCHF for trademark infringement and seeking compensatory, statutory and punitive damages, plus all of the profits in an amount to be determined.

Nike also asked the court to order that the shoes and all marketing materials be turned over to Nike for destruction.

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Lil Nas X is under fire for worshipping Satan in his new single "Montero (Call Me By My Name)" which dropped last week.

The music video featured the openly LGBT+ rapper giving Satan a lap dance and riding a stripper pole into hell.

LNX was unapologetic as parents everywhere criticized him for exposing their innocent children to Satanic worship.

Rapper Joyner Lucas, 32, was among the parents who called out the 21-year-old one-hit wonder on social media.

The father of one, best known for his rap single "I'm Not Racist," tweeted:

"I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand 'old town road' is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh [sic]."

LNX clapped back by blaming Lucas and other parents for not monitoring their children's media.

"I literally sing about lean & adultery in old town road. u decided to let your child listen. blame yourself," he tweeted.

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Resellers managed to get their hands on all 666 individually pairs of LNX's bloody "Satan shoes" on Monday, March 29.

The Nike Air Max 97 sneakers, containing one drop of human blood, were sold out within minutes of the launch.

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Aretha Franklin's family has made it clear they did not want a new biopic about the beloved Queen of Soul to see the light of day.

The family did not support the much-hyped Genius: Aretha series, which debuted on National Geographic on Sunday evening, March 21.

Cynthia Erivo, pictured with Aretha in 2015, earned critical praise for her role as the Queen of Soul in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' new eight-part project, but Aretha's granddaughter said it's full of fiction.

"This movie has to go," she said in a new TikTok video. "As the immediate family, we feel that it's important to be involved with any biopic of my grandma's life, as it's hard to get any accurate depiction of anyone's life without speaking to the ones closest to them."

She said the family has "been disrespected and told we will not be worked with. As the immediate family - emphasis on immediate - we do not support this film and we ask that you also do not support this film, as we feel extremely disrespected, and we feel there will be many inaccuracies about my grandmother's life."

Her father and Aretha's son, Kecalf Franklin, supported his daughter, telling Rolling Stone, "What we've found out in the past is that usually when people don't want to work with you, that is a prelude to some type of unprofessional behavior or a prelude to some type of untruth or slander... That's usually the case when people say that they don't want to work with you."

Genius: Aretha chronicles the soul legend's rise to the top from her roots as a teenage single teenage mom in Alabama.

National Geographic bosses acknowledged they made no contact with Franklin's family while making the series, but they still insist the biopic was thoroughly researched.

The Franklin family is working with the producers of Respect, the new Aretha Franklin biopic starring Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, which is slated to hit theaters this summer.
 

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Parents around the world are in an uproar after an 8-year-old social media star revealed she is dating a 13-year-old fellow influencer.

The scandal has many parents unfollowing their children from the social media influencers' accounts.

Under California law it is legal for an adult to have consensual sex with a minor if the offender is within 10 years of the age of the child.

Milana Makhanets and her beau, Pasha Pai, are both minors who live in Russia and the Ukraine.

Milana has over half a million followers on Instagram and almost 7 million followers on the video-sharing mobile app Likee, a Tik-Tok-style platform popular with kids in Russia and Ukraine.

Pasha Pai has over 53,000 followers on Instagram, which features a photo of him posing with his girlfriend and her mother, Darya Makhanets, who runs Milana's social media accounts.

In another photo, he wears what appears to be a cheerleading outfit complete with a black pleated miniskirt.
 

The intimate photos of the children together are disturbing for American parents who aren't used to such open sexuality among underage children.

In one now-deleted post, Pasha shared a photo of the two shackled together while the little girl brushes her teeth in her underwear. In another post, the two appear to be in bed together.

Other inappropriate photos show the pair kissing, the girl sitting on the teenager's lap wearing thigh high boots, and the two looking at a phone in bed.

Those photos have since been deleted following the uproar on social media.
 

A report from RT noted that a lawyer named Anna Malyar, claimed that Milana's "mother made a seductive woman out of an eight-year-old girl for perverts."

Ukrainian journalists and politicians are among those calling for the police to investigate.

After fierce backlash on social media, the girl's progressive mother wrote on her personal account "this is their life, and they will figure it out on their own."
 


 

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Cardi B responded to Candace Owens saying her single "WAP" is corrupting the minds of America’s youth.

Owens condemned Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's vulgar performance on an oversized bed during the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

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Owens expressed her concerns to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday night.

"You have the kids learning about critical race theory. They're learning that they should aspire to be people like Cardi B. You see that fundamentally we are seeing the destruction of American values and American principles," Owens said. "We are celebrating perversity."

"It's terrifying. I think parents should be terrified that this is the direction our society is heading towards. And again, we are weakening America... This is a weakening of American society. It feels like we are looking at corrosion; like we are about to see the end of an empire."

Cardi responded to Owens' concerns by mocking her on Twitter.com.

"Love it or hate it, criticize it , judge it JUST BRING THE VIEWS IN... NUMBER 1 trending," she tweeted on Monday.

As the video footage passed the four million views mark, Cardi quipped, "Americans are so horny."

"Yaaaayyyyyyy. WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS!!! Wap wap wap."

"Matter fact I'm just going to thank Candy. She put my performance on Fox News giving it more views that boosted the views on YouTube and is counting towards my streams and sales...

"STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE."

 

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A former youth pastor who called a girls basketball team the N-word for kneeling during the National Anthem has been dropped by four sponsors.

The incident happened last week during a high school state basketball quarterfinals championship game between undefeated Norman High School and Midwest City in Oklahoma.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said Matt Rowan who announced the game for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

Seconds later, Rowan, who believed his microphone was turned off, said, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Following the public backlash, Rowan released a statement blaming his inappropriate language on a spike in his high blood sugar level:

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

Racism is not a known symptom of diabetes type 1 or 2.

Rowan's statement only infuriated the cancel culture who flooded the social media accounts of his sponsors.

Rowan owns American Lock Shop and OSPN in Tahlequah, OK. His sponsors include Fastenal, ALL Designs, X-Press Stop and Chris Pruitt Auto Sales. All four companies announced they were ending their partnerships with Rowan over the weekend.

Fastenal, a wholesale distributor of construction supplies, tweeted on Friday: "We do not support this type of behavior and have officially severed ties with Matt Rowan and OSPN Live."

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Burger King tried it when the corporation's official Twitter page sent out this tweet at 4 a.m. Monday: "Women belong in the kitchen."

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The fast food giant quickly followed up its troll tweet with:

"If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We're on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career."

The tweet was meant to coincide with Women's month in America, but Burger King's followers said the tweet was in poor taste and called for BK to delete it.

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But Burger King doubled down.

"Why would we delete a tweet that's drawing attention to a huge lack of female representation in our industry, we thought you'd be on board with this as well? We've launched a scholarship to help give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career.

"Our 'thought process' is that women are shockingly underrepresented in our industry, and we thought it was time we did something about it. We've created a scholarship to give more of our female employees the chance to pursue a culinary career."

BK's followers were not impressed with the scholarship offer. One Twitter user accused BK of trying to run interference for the Royal Family after Meghan Markle and Harry Windsor's disastrous tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

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Twitter imploded this week when Joe Biden announced Dr. Seuss books will not be part of "Read Across America Day."

Parents everywhere expressed outrage at the U.S. president's decision to break tradition and erase Dr. Seuss books from his proclamation on Read Across America Day.

The Read Across America program was launched by the National Educators of America (NEA) in 1998 to promote children's literacy, according to MSNBC.

Amazon removed the six Dr. Seuss books from its online platform, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the Associated Press, the decision to cease publication and sales of the 6 books was made last year.

At issue are images that may be offensive to Asian people in the books titled "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street", "If I Ran the Zoo", "McElligot's Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!," and "The Cat's Quizzer."

Social media users who grew up reading Dr. Seuss books took to Twitter to express their outrage.

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