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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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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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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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A Nike executive abruptly resigned after the company learned her son is an online reseller who purchased $132,000 worth of Nike sneakers for resale online.

Ann Hebert's resignation is effective immediately, Nike announced on Monday. She served as the vice president and general manager of Nike's North American division.

Nike confirmed to FOX Business in a statement on Monday that "Ann Hebert made the decision to resign from Nike."

Her resignation comes six days after a Bloomberg report revealed her son, Joe Hebert's sneaker resale company, West Coast Streetwear.

The 19-year-old routinely posted photos of warehouses stacked to the ceiling with boxes of exclusive Yeezy Boosts and other hard-to-get sneakers on his Instagram page. His face was always obscured in the photos.

In one photo taken in 2019, he bragged about purchasing brand a new BMW M4 with the money he made selling Nike sneakers online.

He captioned the photo: "Thank you Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, and Nike for helping add to the M collection."

But all that bragging led to his mother's downfall when his identity was exposed.

According to Bloomberg, Joe used bots designed to fool sneaker supply companies in order to get his hands on hundreds of pairs of sneakers.

One scheme cost him $132,000, which he charged to his mother's corporate American Express card.

After selling all the sneakers, he earned a $20,000 profit, according to Bloomberg.

Joe told Bloomberg that he never received insider information from his mother, and he asked that her name not be mentioned in the article.

Sneaker collectors left angry comments under Joe's Instagram photos.

One IG usr wrote: "Nike really expect us to believe his mom didn't know what was going on?!?"

Another wrote: "Must be nice when your mom supplies you with everything."

And a third user wrote: "Must be so cool you cost your mom her job. She must be so proud of you."

According to Statista, in 2020, the total global sneakers market was valued at approximately $80 billion dollars.
 

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