The Outdated City Highway star hit headlines when he revealed he had teamed up with MSCHF on the footwear, which options demonic imagery and a drop of human blood.
Responding to the backlash, Nas posted an “apology” on YouTube, by which he mentioned: “Okay guys, I see everyone’s been speaking about this shoe, and I simply need to come ahead and say…”
The video then minimize to a scene from his new video for Montero (Name Me By Your Title), with Nas saying “F**okay it” and performing a lap dance for the satan.
The Devil footwear have been crafted from a pair of Nike Air Max ’97s, and have a pentagram pendant and “Luke 10:18” written on the facet. In line with studies, there can be 666 pairs going up on the market for over $1,000 (£721) every.
Following the controversy, Nike insisted in a press release to NBC: “We shouldn’t have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike didn’t design or launch these footwear and we don’t endorse them.”
Nas as soon as once more defended the footwear on his Twitter web page on Sunday, as he added: “Y’all gotta admit… the footwear arduous! u can not sit right here and lie.”
It is not the primary time MSCHF have precipitated criticism with their sartorial choices. They beforehand launched a pair of Nike Air Max ’97s known as the Jesus Sneakers, which allegedly included a drop of River Jordan’s “holy water” within the sole.