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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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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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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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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant publicly named the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies and L.A. County Fire Department employees who sent Kobe's death scene photos to friends via text messages.

The NBA legend, 41, died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others on January 26, 2020.

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The mom-of-four was saddened to learn that officers showed photos from the crash site to friends and random acquaintances.

Vanessa filed a lawsuit against the four officers for negligence and invasion of privacy. She posted the lawsuit - naming the officers - on her Instagram page on Wednesday.

The lawsuit alleged one sheriff's deputy showed crash scene photos on his smartphone to a bartender at the Baja California Bar and Grill on Jan. 28, 2020.

The bartender approached a table of four patrons and "excitedly" stated that the sheriff's deputy had shown him graphic photos of Kobe Bryant's charred remains.

The court papers stated the bartender described certain characteristics of Kobe's remains that verified it was him.

The bartender was eager to divulge more graphic information, but the four patrons indicated they didn't want to hear anymore.

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Rapper DaBaby is in legal trouble again. A 64-year-old homeowner filed a lawsuit against the troubled rapper after he was beaten and had a tooth knocked out during a music video shoot at his rental home.

An associate of Dababy is accused of beating up 64-year-old homeowner Gary Pagar after he showed up at his rental property to stop the rapper's music video shoot on December 2nd.

Pagar agreed to rent his mansion to DaBaby for "a private vacation," but he accused the rapper of violating the terms of the rental agreement by having more than 40 people at the mansion and using the property to shoot a music video with a full commercial film crew.

Pagar was monitoring his rental home via surveillance cameras when he spotted the rapper filming a music video on his property.

According to BACKGRID, the lawsuit claims that DaBaby and his associates "beat, punched, spat on, threatened, shoved, and robbed Mr Pagar" at his LA home on December 2, 2020.

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Among the guests at the house was YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul. Video of the confrontation shows one of Dababy's associates identified as DOE 1 throwing Pagar to the ground without warning as he walked up his driveway and punching him.

Jake Paul, who is believed to have been participating in the video, can be seen observing the fracas in a red convertible Ferrari a few feet away.

DaBaby, who was a passenger in the Ferrari, is seen standing outside the car while watching the beatdown.

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DaBaby and his artist, Stunna 4 Vegas, eventually pulled the thug off of Pagar, but only so they could continue to "taunt, threaten and punch Pagar" himself, according to court documents.

DaBaby is accused of stealing Pagar's cellphone by force, chasing him into the house and threatening him to not call the police and punching him.

Pagar lost a tooth as a result of the attack. When the group was told that police were on their way, they "fled the scene leaving behind a damaged house and stealing valuable kitchenware as they left."

According to the documents, the rental was agreed at a total fee of $43,706. Pagar is suing for $117,910.48 to include damages to the property, excessive trash, broken foyer sculpture, stolen iPhone and various damages to upholstery and floor.

No charges have been filed.

Below are clips from the music video filmed inside the rental home.
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, R&B singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris have denied accusations of drugging, kidnapping and sex abuse made by as many as 30 women.

Over the weekend, New York-based attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states calling for a criminal investigation into the allegations.

In the letters, Blackburn accused the Atlanta power couple of "a myriad of allegations of forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation in at least two states, including California and Georgia."

Blackburn filed a defamation lawsuit against T.I. and Tiny on behalf of Atlanta entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson, who previously accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head during an argument in 2009.

T.I. has retained his friend, high-powered criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow to represent him and his wife.

On Monday, Sadow said in a statement that T.I. and Tiny "deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations" and he called the lawsuit a "shakedown" for money.

At a virtual press conference on Monday, Blackburn said the anonymous women aren't looking for money.

"They're seeking justice... These women have never put forth a request for money. They've never asked for money. Steve Sadow, maybe he misspoke... I didn't ask him for a dollar and from what I got from the conversations we had from the emails, they were very, very interested in killing this story and these claims. They didn't want this to come out."

Rumors of T.I. and Tiny's drug-fueled orgies have circulated on blogs and social media for years.

T.I. himself confirmed the rumors in a video response to Peterson's allegations in January.

"Uh, what we not going to do is open up the door to my bedroom," he said in the 8-minute video uploaded to Instagram.

"But I will say this, whatever we ever have done, has been done with consensual adults who into what we into and like what we like. If we want something, we know exactly where to go get it. We've never forced anybody, we've never drugged anybody against their will, we've never held anybody against their will. We've never made anybody do anything. We never sexually trafficked anything. I ain't never raped nobody, never raped nobody."

In a recent episode of T.I.'s podcast series, "ExpediTIously," the soft-spoken Sadow said he draws the line at representing sexual predators, since those cases are the most difficult to defend morally.

Watch T.I.'s interview with Sadow below.
 

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Over the weekend a NY-based attorney asked prosecutors in two states to investigate allegations of drugging and sex abuse against power couple Tip "T.I." Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

New details have emerged about the scandalous allegations made against the 40-year-old rapper and his 45-year-old R&B singer wife.

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MTO News has learned that one of the female accusers said TI's pal, rapper Nelly (pictured 2nd from left), sexually abused her.

According to documents obtained by MTO, in 2014, TI and Tiny forced a woman to have sexual intercourse with rapper Nelly against her will.

Nelly, 46, recently settled a lawsuit by a different woman who claimed that he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus.

Nelly, a Grammy Award-winning rapper, is best known for his 2002 rap hit "Hot in Herre." His 2000 album Country Grammar sold over 8 million copies.

Nelly was dropped as spokesman for Honey Nut Cheerios following the allegations of sex assault.

The latest allegations may threaten his partnership with PepsiCo's Lay's Flamin' Hot chips.
 

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Rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny were hit with a defamation lawsuit by Sabrina Peterson, the longtime family friend who claimed he put a gun to her head in 2009.

Peterson sued Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., 40, and his wife, Tameka "Tiny” Harris, 45, for using their social media platforms to smear her good name.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Peterson claims she got into an argument with her former friend, T.I., who then put a gun to her head and told her, "B*tch I'll kill you."

After Peterson, 42, went public with the allegations in January, Tameka posted a photo of T.I. posing with Peterson's 8-year-old son.

Peterson claims Tameka exposed her son to "vitriol and danger."

The post, which has since been deleted, sparked rumors that the boy was fathered by T.I.

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T.I. and Tiny's high-powered attorney, Steve Sadow, tells TMZ they "deny in the strong possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations."

Sadow added, "These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media." He said T.I. and Tiny "implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system."

In related news, a NY-based attorney sent letters to federal prosecutors in two states asking them to investigate allegations of drugging and sex abuse lodged by at least 11 women.

Attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn told the New York Times that the women were drugged, raped or sexually assaulted by the Harrises or those in their inner circle of friends and associates.

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Millions of Americans face eviction when the federally mandated moratorium on evictions expires in March. Former Vogue magazine editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley says he is among them.

Talley, 72, says he's being evicted from his colonial New York mansion in a messy rent battle with former Manolo Blahnik CEO, George Malkemus, who Talley owes $500k in back rent.

Talley claims Malkemus originally bought the home for him for just over $1 million in 2004 -- and that he is the rightful owner.

He now claims that Malkemus wants to evict him from the 11-room mansion in White Plains, NY, so he can sell it at a profit.
 

Talley said there is no lease agreement on the home and that he made "episodic payments" over time based on his income.

He said he had a "gentlemen's agreement" to transfer the title of the home to him after he paid back the purchase price.

In court documents obtained by the NY Post, Talley claims Malkemus and his life partner Anthony Yurgaitis agreed that Talley would exclusively own, occupy and care for the home. "It was agreed and always understood that Talley would, over time, 'pay off' the balance of the purchase price paid by the defendants at which point title would then formally be transferred to Talley," his court documents say.

He now claims that Malkemus and Yurgaitis are pressuring him to move out so they can sell it for their own profit.

"The timing and amount of these episodic payments were based on Talley's cash flow... Talley never made these payments to the Defendants on a monthly basis, and was not asked to."

In their eviction papers, Malkemus and Yurgaitis allege the former Vogue editor owes them $515,872 in back rent.

But Talley says he paid $1,075,588 by January 2020, and that he made the $120,000 down payment when the house was originally purchased. He also says he invested more than $200,000 for home improvements over the years.

In his lawsuit, Talley is demanding that he be allowed to stay in the property and that the title be transferred in his name.

An attorney for Malkemus and Yurgaitis said he is preparing a counterclaim. "Malkemus and Yurgaitis are the record owners of the house and want to sell it," the attorney said.

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Talley was appointed creative director of Vogue by Anna Wintour back in 1983. In his memoir, he said his once close relationship with the Vogue editor-in-chief was over.

He officially retired from editing in 2014.

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The NAACP is suing former President Donald Trump for violating the Ku Klux Klan act by allegedly inciting riots in the nation's capitol on Jan. 6.

"If we don't put a check on the spread of domestic terrorism, it will consume this nation and transform it to something that none of us recognize," said NAACP President Derrick Johnson in an interview. "We must, as a nation, prevent the spread of this type of boldness where [insurrectionists] will go to our U.S. Capitol and seek an act of treason."

According to Politico, the NAACP, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll filed a lawsuit against Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two white supremacist groups, following Trump's historic impeachment acquittal on insurrection charges.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in a Washington, DC courtroom, alleges that Trump and Giuliani collaborated with pro-Trump groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite riots and overthrow the United States government.

The lawsuit claims Trump and his supporters conspired to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The plaintiffs claim Trump's remarks during his "Save America" rally "mobilized and directed insurrectionists to storm the Capitol building."

The lawsuit also alleges, Giuliani called congressional lawmakers individually, asking them to try to "slow down" the Electoral College vote count on Jan. 6.

Trump was acquitted of all charges in a historic second impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. All 50 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted guilty, but 67 votes are required to convict.