Lil Nas X is calling out those who criticized his Satan shoes, but remained quiet about Tony Hawk’s blood-infused skateboards.
On Tuesday (Aug. 24), Liquid Death, a canned mountain water company, took to Twitter to share a video of Hawk getting his blood drawn. They announced that they were releasing 100 skateboards with the legendary skateboarder’s blood infused in the red paint. Part of the proceeds from the $500 boards went towards “killing plastic pollution and to building skate parks in underserved communities.”
However, the “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” emcee is questioning why his Satan sneakers received backlash, but Hawk’s skateboard did not.
“Now that Tony Hawk 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?” he tweeted on Wednesday (Aug. 25). “And maybe u were mad for some other reason?”
As REVOLT previously reported, the “Old Town Road” emcee teamed up with MSCHF to create limited-edition Nike Air Max 97s. The sneakers were priced at $1,018 each and featured 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 soles. All 666 pairs of shoes, sold out in less than a minute.
The sneakers faced major backlash from social media users and many called for a boycott of Nike, although the company revealed that they had nothing to do with the release. Nike later filed a federal lawsuit against MSCHF to cease the production and sale of the Satan shoes. The retail company asked the judge to order the destruction of the kicks and award them with any profits earned by MSCHF from the sales of the sneakers. Both companies later settled the lawsuit.
Check out Lil Nas X’s tweet below.
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