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Nike has denied involvement in the marketing and distribution of Lil Nas X's limited edition, blood-stained "Satan" sneakers.

Lil Nas X and MSCHF joined forces to release 666 individually numbered pairs of customized Nike Air Max 97 sneakers for $1,018 each.

MSCHF launched the sneakers on Monday, March 29, days after Nas X dropped his controversial single and music video "Montero (Call Me By My Name)".

The Air Max 97 throwback sneakers reportedly contain "60cc ink" and "one drop of human blood."

NBA star Nick Young called out Nike and Lil Nas X for his satanic song and the upcoming release of the biohazard sneakers.

"My kids will never play Old Town road again," Young tweeted. "I'm still debating about wearing @Nike after this come Nike a drop of blood for real."

Nas X responded to Young's diss, tweeting: "They shouldn't be playing old town road anyway, we streaming call me by your name now."

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem also called out the one-hit rapper and his sneaker, saying the Satanic theme is corrupting the "God-given eternal soul" of kids.

In a carefully worded statement, Nike denied any involvement with the bloody shoes.

"We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them."
 

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Former NBA star Nick Young apparently waited until he was out of the league to formally declare his preference for men.

His female fans were stunned when a viral photo showed the 34-year-old, 6' 7" shooting guard holding hands with a short, bow legged man.

Young also shocked his Instagram followers when he complimented the same man's sexy lips.

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Young's nickname is "Swaggy P", which he said is a pseudo-biblical reference to "the Prophet of Swag."

Young was a standout star for the USC Trojans and was selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft with the 16th overall pick. He played 5 tumultuous years for the Los Angeles Lakers (2013–2017) and he won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2018.

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Nothing in Young's personal life gave insight into his hidden lifestyle. He fathered three children - 2 sons and a daughter - with his high school sweetheart Keonna Green. He is a doting dad to his children.

The couple's last two children were born in 2019 and 2016 - the same year he called off his engagement to rapper Izzy Azalea.

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Young was caught creeping with other women over the years, but there was no indication that he also slept with men.

Young is the latest sports star to "come out" of the closet after retirement.

Here is a list of pro athletes who came out of the closet after retiring from sports.
 

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Newly engaged NBA free agent Nick Young was spotted on a dinner date with his fiancee Keonna Green at popular restaurant Craig's in West Hollywood. Ever since Nick proposed to his longtime girlfriend on Christmas Day, they have been couples goals.

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Keoona looked very happy in a white long sleeved top and cutoff denim shorts flipped inside out under a lace tutu. She accessorized her fun outfit with a pair of boa constrictor snakeskin boots.

Keonna, 29, and Nick, 34, are high school sweethearts. She bore him two children while he shamelessly stepped out with other women such as rapper Iggy Azalea, 29.

Nick, aka "Swaggy P," got engaged to Iggy on his 30th birthday, while Keonna stayed at home with his son.

After Nick and Iggy made headlines on the gossip blogs, they went their separate ways in 2016.

Keonna is best known for her role in Basketball Wives in 2017. She is also an entrepreneur who founded TNK Hair Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

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Keonna belongs to a large sorority of long-suffering women who watched their famous men cheat before reluctantly taking them back for the sake of their children. Some of the women even took their men back after they fathered other babies on the side.

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The long list of cheaters includes Jay-Z (pictured with LSW Beyonce), Offset, T.I., Big Sean, Swizz Beatz, Waka Flocka, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Will Smith, Gucci Mane, Dwyane Wade, LL Cool J, Big Boi (Outkast), Travis Scott, Sean Combs, LeBron James, Tristan Thompson, Amar'e Stoudemire, Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shannon Brown, Kevin Hunter, Tiger Woods, Hank Baskett, Herb Vincent, Reggie Bush, Tyrese Gibson, Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton, music producers Stevie J, The-Dream, and many more.

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