Safaree Schools Lil Nas X On Why Society Wasn’t Feeling His Satan Shoe

Safaree Samuels attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24
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Safaree took time to school, Lil Nas X!

The “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” rapper made a statement about skateboard legend Tony Hawks, releasing a skateboard deck with his real blood painted on them. 

Lil Nas X took to social media to go off. He said, “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? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?”

Safaree explained why some people might have been upset with Lil Nas X. Safaree said, “It’s not the blood. It was the whole 666 and trying to associate the devil with it,” he wrote. “We don’t need to act like we out here worshipping the devil. Let’s leave that to the KKK.”

Take a look at a screenshot captured by The Neighborhood Talk blog:

The sneaker was an unofficial collaboration with Nike earlier this year. The black and red kicks came with a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross, and a drop of real human blood. Only 666 pairs were made, sold for $1018 each, and sold out in less than one minute. 

Lil Nas X joined forces with a New York-based art collective MSCHF, to drop the Nike Air Max 97s. Nike told CNN they weren’t involved in creating the modified sneaker. In a statement, Nike said, “We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes, and we do not endorse them.”

Initially, people thought Nike was behind the release, but they made it clear they didn’t know anything about it. Nike settled with MSCHF for an “undisclosed amount.” Nike told XXL regarding the settlement: 

“As part of the settlement, Nike has asked MSCHF, and MSCHF has agreed, to initiate a voluntary recall to buy back any Satan Shoes and Jesus Shoes for their original retail prices, to remove them from circulation. If any purchasers were confused, or if they otherwise want to return their shoes, they may do so for a full refund. Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike. The parties are pleased to put this dispute behind them.”

Lil Nas X apologized after the backlash and then trolled fans about it. 

Do you agree with Safaree?