Nike Denies Any Involvement in Lil Nas X’s Air Max 97 Sneaker

 

Update 03/29/2021 9:41am:

Nick Young previously took to Twitter to call out Lil Nas X for his latest song and video, “MONTERO,” noting that his kids won’t be listening to any of the music the artist puts out, due to the nature of the imagery seen in his new video. Along with that, a Nike collaboration with Lil Nas X and MSCHF was teased—an Air Max 97 that reportedly features a single drop of blood on them. Young called out Nike for the upcoming release as well.

Since then, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has called the artist and his sneaker out, saying it is corrupting the “God-given eternal soul” of kids.

Seemingly feeling the heat rising from critics over the sneaker, Nike jumped into the conversation to deliver some words of their own related to the “collaboration.” Via a statement they released, Nike said “We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them.”

source: NBC News


Original 03/28/2021 2:21pm:

Lil Nas X recently dropped the song “MONTERO,’ and the song gained a lot of attention, mainly for the video which featured the artist giving Satan a lap dance. While others laughed at the visual, many people have overreacted to the visuals put forth by Lil Nas X. Now, Nick Young has given his take on Lil Nas X’s latest work, and of course, the artist responded.

Nick Young took to Twitter and said “My kids will never play Old Town road again. I’m still debating about wearing @Nike after this come Nike a drop of blood for real.” Young is referencing an Air Max 97 that is supposed to drop in relation to Lil Nas X, and the sneaker in question is allegedly supposed to feature one drop of blood.

The artist has since then responded to Nick Young, saying “They shouldn’t be playing old town road anyway, we streaming call me by your name now.” Take a look above.

source: Page Six

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