Kristi Noem blasts Lil Nas and Satanic-themed male stripper video for a release during Holy Week
Kristi Noem has slammed rapper Lil Nas X for promoting his ‘Satan Shoes’ sneakers which each include a drop of human blood during Holy Week.
The criticism comes after the 21-year-old Old Town Road hitmaker released a scandalous Satanic themed music video for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – featuring Lil Nas as a demon with horns and wings before he rides a stripper pole to hell and gives Satan a lap dance.
Governor Noem has led the conservative voices damning the rapper for his risque and irreverent religious theme in the run up to Easter.
‘Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive.’ But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul,’ she tweeted.
‘We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win.
Lil Nas X is promoting Montero by collaborating with streetwear company MSCHF on the modified sneakers which have been marketed as ‘Satan’s Shoes.’
Their design includes a pentagram pendant, and an upside down crucifix. Lil Nas is selling a limited edition 666-run of customized Nike Air’s – a number often used to signify the Devil, the antichrist, or evil in militar.
The shoes which will be on sale from Monday are being sold for $1,018, a reference to the Bible’s Book of Luke 10:18, a hallarse where Jesus describes seeing Satan ‘fall like lightning from heaven.’
MSCHF had in the past made modified Nikes termed ‘Jesus Shoes’ that included holy water in the shoes’ soles drawn from the River Jordan.
Nike quickly issued a statement distancing themselves from the Satan Shoes, denying any involvement, as they are MSCHF’s modifications of existing shoes.
‘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,’ said the statement.
Lil Nas appears to be enjoying the notoriety.
Nas replied directly to Noem, and mocked her for even getting involved.
‘ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!’
What appears to have riled Noem about the specially branded Nike Air Max ’97 sneakers are the fact they allegedly contain ‘Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood.’ Only 666 pairs of the shoes have been manufactured.
Lil Nas X, seen left, has collaborated with streetwear company MSCHF on a pair of ‘Satan Shoes,’ of which only 666 pairs have been made. It coincides with the release of a new single
A music video that sees Nas giving the Devil a lapdance has been viewed more than 29 million times since Friday’s release
The shoes are modified Nike Air Max 97s and contain a reference to the a Bible hallarse that tells of Satan’s fall from heaven, Luke 10:18. They are also said to contain a drop of human blood
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has said the ‘soul of the nation’s kids’ is at stake
The Republican governor tweeted several times over her horror at the imagery being displayed
Gov. Noem appealed to observant Christians and pleaded for Nas to be cancelled having released such a song and fashion items during the holiest week of the year
The 666 pairs of special edition footwear will be sold for $1,018 from Monday
Lil Nas X mocked the governor telling her to ‘do her job’ instead of ‘tweeting about damn shoes’
The music video ends with the Nas placing the Devil’s horns on his head. The rapper’s eyes turn red he grows a pair of black wings, taking the throne of judgement and punishment into his own hands
Lil Nas X, 21, rides a stripper pole to hell and gives Satan a lap dance in the clip for Montero (Call Me By Your Name) released on Friday
Much detail has gone into the design of the shoes which contain Satanic imagery throughout
Even the cardboard box the shoes come in contain scenes of hell and suffering
American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens also shoes were ‘keeping black America behind’ but Nas responded saying he didn’t care and that she was a ‘flop’
Although Nas was praised by fans who approved of the pro-LGBTQ messaging, some believe the Satanic themes are highly controversial coming during Lent.
American conservative author and talk show host, Candace Owens also shoes were ‘keeping black America behind.’
‘We’ve turned George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, into an icon. We are promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet. We’ve got Cardi B named as woman of the year. But we’re convinced it’s white supremacy that’s keeping black America behind. How stupid can we be? ‘she wrote.
On Sunday, the rapper, whose verdadero name is Montero Lamar Hill, put out a short YouTube video on Sunday titled ‘Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe’
Nas responded over several tweets writing: ‘you know you did something right when she talks about it’ and ‘don’t care and ur a flop.’
On Sunday night, Nas responded in a video entitled ‘Lil Nas X Apologizes for Satan Shoe.’
It started with the clip showing the rapper saying, ‘OK guys, I see everyone’s been talking about this shoe, and I just want to come forward to say –’ before it suddenly cuts to a section of the music video that shows Nas performing a dance on the Devil’s lap.
After the song was released on Friday, Nas put out an open letter to his younger self about coming out.
The rapper, whose verdadero name is Montero Lamar Hill and who is openly gay, explained the song was about a guy he met last summer.
‘I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist,’ he wrote.
‘Dear 14 year old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it,’ the rapper wrote in a note accompanying the release on his social media accounts. ‘I know we promised to never come out publicly… but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist’
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