Now, reports have it that Montero hitmaker and his partner in crime— for the production of the satan shoes with the Nike logo apparently wasn’t Nike.
In a lawsuit filed Monday(March 29th), Nike accuses MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. of trademark infringement over the designer’s 666 pairs of modified Nike sneakers made in collaboration with the “Montero” singer. All 666 pairs sold out Monday.
In its complaint, Nike (NKE) asked the court to order MSCHF to “permanently stop” fulfilling orders for the “unauthorized” Lil Nas X Satan Shoes.
The lawsuit notes that social media users have threatened to boycott Nike over the controversial shoes.
Lil Nas X isn’t named as a party in the lawsuit. Representatives for the musician did not respond to calls or emails requesting comment Monday night.
Lil Nas X later took to his Instagram with a meme about him being sued by Nike, it might leave people asking if he is ever serious about anything or maybe he just has a different way of dealing with stuff.
Nike further stated.
“MSCHF and its unauthorized Satan Shoes are likely to cause confusion and dilution and create an erroneous association between MSCHF’s products and Nike,”
“In the short time since the announcement of the Satan Shoes, Nike has suffered significant harm to its goodwill, including among consumers who believe that Nike is endorsing satanism.”
Nike has issued statements to multiple media outlets, including CNN, clarifying it does “not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF” and that “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”
The modified black and red Nike Air Max 97 sneakers — adorned with a bronze pentagram charm and a drop of human blood in the midsole — are the latest customized Nike footwear.