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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant called out Nike for releasing a sneaker in honor of her late daughter, Gianna "Gigi" Bryant, 13.

Gigi and Kobe died in a tragic helicopter crash last January.

Earlier this year, Vanessa took to social media to promote the Gigi sneaker, saying the shoe was set for release later this year.

But, on Thursday, she took to Instagram to inform her followers that she didn't authorize the Kobe 6 "Mambacita" sneaker for sale to the public.

"This is a shoe I worked on in honor of my daughter, Gianna. It was going to be called the MAMBACITA shoe as an exclusive black and white colorway on her daddy's shoes."

After photos of the prototype Gigi sneaker leaked online, Vanessa wrote:

"In the 2nd photo, it appears someone already has Gigi's MAMBACITA shoe in their possession. If someone can share how they have these shoes in their possession, that would be great because my daughters and I don’t have any of Gigi's MAMBACITA shoes."

She added:

"Nike has not sent any of these pairs to me and my girls. I do not know how someone else has their hands on these shoes I designed in honor of my daughter, Gigi, and we don't. I hope these shoes do not get sold."

Nike declined to re-sign a sneaker deal with the Kobe Bryant estate last month.

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Lil Nas X lashed out at Nike for blocking his bag after a judge issued a restraining order banning sales of his "Satan shoes" on Monday.

The judge issued the order against sneaker design company MSCHF Product Studio after Nike filed a lawsuit blocking the sale and distribution.

The Air Max 97 sneakers sold out in less than a minute following the launch on Monday. MSCHF claimed the sneakers contain one drop of human blood in the soles.

The one-hit rapper tried to circumvent the restraining order by giving away the sneakers for free on social media.

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He took to Twitter to inform his followers that he couldn't even give away the sneakers for free.

"sorry guys i'm legally not allowed to give the 666th pair away anymore because of the crying nerds on the internet," he wrote.

"I haven't been upset until today, i feel like it's f***ed up they have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. freedom of expression gone out the window. but that's gonna change soon."

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Some of his Twitter followers were unsympathetic. One fan reminded the rapper that fans are fickle.

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Kanye West outraged Muslims after naming his new Yeezy Boost sneaker line after the religious faith's archangels of music and death.

The 43-year-old rap producer has been accused of "disrespecting Islam" by unveiling his new line - the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Israfil and Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Asriel.

"Very disrespectful," one Twitter user wrote. "Adidas is disrespecting Islam. Israfil is one of the four angels in Islam. Shame on @adidasoriginals and @kanyewest."

Another user added: "Dear @Adidas I am gonna STOP buying and using your products if those Kanye West’s newest shoes' names aren’t changed because it IT DOES NOT RESPECT Islam (sic)."

Another critic accused West and Adidas of "making mockery of Islam."

A petition has been launched calling for Adidas bosses to change the name of the leisure shoes.

"Until further notice, we request all Muslims to boycott adidas products, cease all sale of adidas products by any Muslim owned 3rd party retail shops until adidas ceases the production of this commodity," the petition reads.

The sneaker launch comes amid the rap star's unlikely run for the White House. Kanye plans to challenge current U.S. leader Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden for America's top office in November. But his goal is falling short, as more states boot him off their ballots.

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