Lil Nas X, who was caught up in a dispute with Nike over his controversial custom satan shoes, is finding some humor in the issue. The 22-year-old rapper made light of the situation when he went to TikTok and shared a video of himself sarcastically crying and dancing.
"When you have court on Monday over the Satan Shoes and might go to jail, but your label tells you to keep making Tik Toks," the artist wrote.
According to The Hill, Lil Nas X collaborated with the Brooklyn-based art group MSCHF Product Studio Inc., to create the satan shoes earlier this year. The shoe, which featured a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross and a drop of real human blood, were made using Nike Air Max 97s.
Nike, however, distanced itself from the creation.
"We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas or MSCHF," the company said in a statement to CNN. "Nike did not design or release these shoes and we do not endorse them."
According to PinkNews, the sports apparel company successfully filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF Product Studio, resulting in a mass product recall as part of the settlement.
Nas, who is known for entertaining his fans with humor on social media, appears to be trolling once again with his latest video on TikTok. While some wonder if the artist is actually being serious, most social media users are happy to go along with the joke.
Oh no, I hope you come out unscathed @LilNasX ????????????????
— KiK: WAP_Courtesan (@ELSexcapades) July 16, 2021
Lil Nas X expressed a more serious tone earlier this year when he responded to religious groups who criticized the satan shoes and shamed him for the images he displayed in his music video "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."
"I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s**t y'all preached would happen to me because i was gay," he wrote. "So i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves."