Hot on the heels of Lil Nas X’s controversial music video Montero going viral on Friday, the singer has now waded into more controversy which has upset fans…

The music video – which now boasts over 30 million views – featured imagery that seemingly mocked the Christian faith; including visuals of himself ‘riding a strip pole into hell’ and even ‘seducing Satan’.

The 21-year-old star has now made headlines after he released a pair of sneakers called ‘Satan shoes’ – which bizarrely contain a drop of human blood!

The sneakers – manufactured by Nike and designed by creative agency MSCHF – also feature a pentagram, an inverted cross and the numbers ‘666’ on it.

Along the sole of the shoes are the words ‘Luke 10:18’ which reference the biblical scripture that reads; “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”.

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The pair of shoes were prices at an eye-watering $1000 (R15 000).

But apart from the popularity of the music video, the sneakers have attracted widespread backlash, with fans stating the singer has ‘taken it too far’.

Even Nike distanced themselves from the scandal.

“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF,” the company said. “Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”

The star responded to the controversy by posting a video ‘apologising’ after the outcry

 

However his response seemed to rile up fans even more.

Bizarrely, the singer announced that he would be releasing another pair of sneakers called ‘Jesus shoes’ in the wake of the scandal.

“We have decided to drop these to even the score. Ya’ll happy now?” he tweeted alongside the announcement.

 

 

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