South Dakota’s Republican Governor has called for rapper Lil Nas X’s cancellation after the release of a video during Holy Week in which the 21-year-old rapper drives a stripper pole to hell and gives Satan a lap dance.
The artist has also been behind the promotion of so-called ‘Satan Shoes’, which depict satanic images and contain a drop of blood in the sole of the footwear.
The sneakers made from Nike Air’s have been distanced by the clothing company.
The music and fashion projects are the star’s most revealing and challenging offering to date.
The video alone contains numerous references to the Bible and Greek mythology, with Nas playing multiple characters and seducing himself into what he has described as a visual feast, but others have seen the coming days before Easter as insensitive.
Lil Nas X, seen left, has teamed up with streetwear company MSCHF on a pair of ‘Satan Shoes’, of which only 666 pairs have been made. It coincides with the release of a new single
The shoes are modified Nike Air Max 97s and contain a reference to a Bible verse that tells of Satan’s fall from heaven, Luke 10:18. They would also contain a drop of human blood
A video clip in which Nas gives the devil a lap dance has been viewed over 29 million times since Friday’s release
Towards the end of the video clip, Nas is dancing on a stripper pole while giving Satan a lap dance. He then breaks Satan’s neck and takes his horns for himself.
The Nike Devil-inspired shoes Nas wears and markets by him forced Governor Kristi Noem to question the state of ‘the soul of the nation’ and the message being sent to children .
‘Our children are told that these types of products are not only okay, but also’ exclusive ‘. But do you know what is more exclusive? Their God-given Eternal Soul. We fight for the soul of our nation. We have to fight hard. And we have to fight smart. We have to win.
Nas answered Noem directly, mocking her for even getting involved.
You’re quite a governor and you tweet about fucking shoes. do your job! ‘
What Noem seems to have annoyed about the specially branded Nike Air Max ’97 sneakers is the fact that they are said to contain ‘Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood’. Only 666 pairs of shoes have been manufactured.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has said the ‘soul of the nation’s children’ is at stake
The Republican governor tweeted several times about her disgust at the images displayed
Gov. Noem appealed to observant Christians, calling for Nas to be canceled after releasing such a song and fashion items during the holiest week of the year.
The 666 pairs of special edition shoes will retail for $ 1,018 starting Monday
Lil Nas X mocked the governor, telling her to ‘do her job’ instead of ‘tweet about damn shoes’
The number 666 is often used to indicate the devil, the antichrist or evil in general.
To promote the song, Lil Nas X has teamed up with streetwear company MSCHF on the custom sneakers marketed as ‘Satan’s Shoes’.
Their design includes a pentagram pendant and an inverted crucifix.
The shoes that will be on sale Monday will be sold for $ 1,018, a reference to the Bible book of Luke 10:18, a verse in which Jesus describes how he saw Satan “fall like lightning from heaven.”
MSCHF had in the past made modified Nikes called ‘Jesus Shoes’ that contained holy water in the soles of the shoes from the Jordan River.
The music video ends with the Nas placing the devil’s horns on his head. The rapper’s eyes turn red, he grows a pair of black wings and takes the throne of judgment and punishment into his own hands
Lil Nas X, 21, rides a stripper pole to hell and gives Satan a lap dance in the clip for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) released Friday
Much detail has gone into the design of the shoes that feature satanic images throughout
Even the cardboard box that the shoes come in contains scenes of hell and suffering
American conservative talk show author and host Candace Owens also kept shoes ‘black America back’, but Nas responded by saying he didn’t care and she was a ‘flop’
Nike quickly issued a statement distancing itself from the Satan Shoes and denying any involvement, as they are the modifications that Doctors Without Borders are to existing shoes.
‘We have no relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them, ” the statement said.
While Nas has been praised by fans endorsing the pro-LGBTQ posts, some believe the Satanic themes to be highly controversial during Lent.
The American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens, shoes also kept black America behind.
“We’ve made George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, an icon. We promote satan’s shoes to wear on our feet. We named Cardi B woman of the year. But we are convinced that it is white supremacy that is keeping black America behind. How dumb can we be? she wrote.
On Sunday, the rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, released a short YouTube video entitled ‘Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe’ on Sunday.
Nas responded to several tweets, writing ‘you know you’ve done something right when she talks about it’ and ‘I don’t care and you’re a flop’.
On Sunday night, Nas responded in a video titled ‘Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe.’
It started with the clip showing the rapper saying, ‘Okay guys, I see everyone is talking about this shoe, and I just want to come up and say -‘ before suddenly turning into a section of the video where Nas shows a performance. dance on the devil’s lap.
After the song was released Friday, Nas sent an open letter to his younger self about coming out.
The rapper, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill and who is openly gay, explained that the song was about a man he met last summer.
I know we promised never to come out in public, I know we promised never to be ‘that’ type of gay, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for a lot of other queer people to just exist, ‘he wrote.
“ Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it, ” the rapper wrote in a note accompanying its release on his social media accounts. ‘I know we promised never to come out in public … but this will open doors for many other queer people to just exist’