New Jordan and Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF settled a lawsuit over Lil Nas X's “Satan Shoes” — which were a modified version of Nike Air Max 97s featuring his blood and a bronze pentagram pendant — the rapper is wondering what really fueled the outrage he received after Tony Hawk promoted a new skateboard with his very own blood in them.Liquid Death, a canned mountain water company, revealed Tuesday in a video announcement that the legendary skateboarder's blood would be included in the red paint on a new skateboard, Hawk Blood Deck, which has already sold out. Hawk said in the promotional video that proceeds from the limited-edition drop would go toward “killing pollution and to building skate parks in underserved communities.”
"Now that tony hawk 2021Shoes has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y'all ready to admit y'all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?" Lil Nas X tweeted Wednesday.In March, the artist released his blood shoes in correlation with the release of his song, “Montero” (Call Me By Your Name), and the music video that accompanied it where the rapper attempts to seduce the devil. The song eventually debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Oregon-based New Air Force 1 opened a lawsuit against MSCHF shortly after the shoes hit the internet for trademark infringement after MSCHF released a limited run of the modified kicks, which sold out in less than a minute. The sneakers, priced at $1,018, quickly drew outrage online.Days after opening the lawsuit, Nike obtained a temporary restraining order blocking MSCHF from fulfilling any additional orders. MSCHF said more than 600 orders had already been shipped at the time of the order.Nike and MSCHF reached a settlement in April, ending the legal battle. Nike said in a statement that MSCHF would issue a voluntary recall on the shoes and offer a buy-back program for customers.