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Nike suing lil Nas X’s shoe designer

This weekend republicans everywhere got together to make lil Nas X’s new satan shoes sell out in under a minute! Conservative, never learning from decades and decades of this happening, came together to voice how horrible they found the rappers shoes, which, of course, made them instantly legendary and sell out in minutes Monday.

But for those who think Nike only feared the democratic voter, the brand quickly realized that they had a problem on their hand and decided to distance themselves from the eccentric rappers new footwear.

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Nike alleges that the shoes were made without the company’s “approval or authorization,” Rolling Stone reports.

The shoe design is “likely to cause confusion and dilution and create an erroneous association between MSCHF’s products and Nike,” and has already resulted in “significant harm to [Nike’s] goodwill, including among consumers who believe that Nike is endorsing satanism,” the lawsuit reads.

The modified batch of (unofficial) Nike Air Max 97s, dubbed “Satan Shoes,” are tied to the release of Lil Nas X’s new song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and its controversial music video. Only (what else?) 666 pairs of the $1,018 shoes were offered.

The black-and-red sneakers feature a pentagon charm, text reading “LUKE 10:18” — which reads “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”— and a stamp showing the shoe’s number in the collection (e.g., 17/666).