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Rapper Lil Nas X releases Satan shoes with human blood

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The devil doesn’t only wear Prada. Rapper Lil Nas X sparked intense debate online over Palm Sunday weekend with the release of a controversial pair of “Satan Shoes,” which feature a bronze pentagram charm, an inverted cross — and actual human blood.

The sneakers, made using Nike Air Max 97s, are a collaboration between the “Old Town Road” rapper and New York-based art collective MSCHF. Nike clarified its sneakers are not being used in an official partnership.

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“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF,” the company told CBS News in a statement Monday. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them. The sneakers will launch as a limited edition collection of 666 pairs. According to MSCHF, each shoe continues about 2 fluid ounces of red ink and “one drop” of human blood in the sole. The blood came from the MSCHF team.

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The sneakers are priced at $1,018 — a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18, which reads, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven,” the collective told CBS News on Monday.

They are available Monday at 11 a.m. ET. The drop follows the Friday release of the music video for the 21-year-old’s new song “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The provocative video begins in the biblical garden of Eden before transitioning to the underworld, complete with the rapper attempting to seduce a horned devil in an homage to his acceptance of his queer identity. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem criticized the collaboration, tweeting, “We are in a fight for the soul of our nation.

Hook us up with a pair fam,” the Church Of Satan tweeted in support. The atheist organization says on its website it regards Satan as a “symbol of pride, liberty and individualism” and does not believe in a literal being.

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Source: cbsnews