Lil Nas X responded to the lawsuit Nike recently filed against the company that made his Satan shoes. The “Old Town Road” star took to Twitter and shared a few posts that seemingly address his thoughts on the legal issues.
“I’ll be honest all this backlash is putting an emotional toll on me,” he wrote. “I try to cover it with humor, but it’s getting hard. My anxiety is higher than ever and stream ‘Call Me By Your Name’ on all platforms now!”
In a second tweet, he shared a short clip of the character Squidward from “SpongeBob Squarepants” sitting in a box and begging people for spare change.
As REVOLT previously reported, Nike filed a federal lawsuit against MSCHF Product Studio Inc. for releasing their collaborative effort with Lil Nas X — “Satanic-themed” Nike Air Max 97s designed with a pentagram pendant, a reference to Luke 10:18 — a Bible verse about the devil’s fall from heaven — and a drop of human blood in the sole. The brand — who has disassociated themseves from both parties — accuses the retail company of dropping the sneakers without their approval and asks for profits earned from the sales of the shoes, which sold out in less than a minute. Nike is also calling for the destruction of the shoes altogether.
Lil Nas X has been at the center of controversy all weekend, drawing criticism for the “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” visual, which is also Satan-themed. Joyner Lucas expressed his concerns with the video following the release of the popular hit, “Old Town Road.”
“I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he doesn’t understand ‘Old Town Road’ is every kid’s anthem,” Lucas tweeted. “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.”
“I literally sing about lean & adultery in ‘Old Town Road,’” Lil Nas X responded. “U decided to let your child listen. Blame yourself.”