Pop Culture Descends to New Low as Rapper Introduces ‘Satan Shoes’

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Lil Nas X back stage at the MTV Video Music Awards 2019 by Fabebk is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Just when you think popular culture can’t get any worse it goes and proves you wrong. 

The latest example comes during this Easter week, as rapper “Lil Nas X” (real name Montero Hill) releases Satanic shoes.


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Best known for his song “Old Town Road” that was very popular with young kids, Nas recently came out as gay and made a music video where he strips for Satan in Hell. Now come these shoes. 

The shoes are filled with red ink and a drop of human blood as well as decorated with imagery of the End Times. 

They include a reference to Luke 10:18, in which Jesus says: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven,” while explaining to his disciples why they have power to cast out demons. 

The shoes are being released through the company MSCHF in conjunction with Nike and cost $1,018. Only 666 pairs will be released. 

Lil Nas X’s Downward Journey

Lil Nas X’s new video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is a letter to his younger self in which he says it’s OK to be gay and talks about wanting to have sex with himself. The song includes graphic descriptions of drug use and public gay sex and the music video has him in Hell grinding on Satan on a stripper pole and eventually becoming the devil himself. 

Nas’ song “Old Town Road” is the most streamed song in US history, and Nas has a lot younger audience who are obviously going to want to see what his latest song is about and be exposed to a huge amount of Satanic imagery and bizarre pro-LGBT propaganda. 

In response to parental concern, Nas has said it’s not his problem and that it’s up to parents to decide what their kids can consume or not. 

“I made the decision to create the music video. I am an adult. I am not gonna spend my entire career trying to cater to your children. That is your job,” Nas said in response.

The song says it’s about “opening doors” for gay people. 

“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,” Nas says of the new song.

As for the new shoes, they’re made by a company called MSCHF who customizes shoes for creators then sells them. They purchased these Nike Air Max ’97’s and then added the drop of blood, although Nike emphasizes it’s not actually involved in the release. 

That’s unfortunate, since Nike could have contributed by adding drops of Uighur blood from its slave factories in Communist China. 

‘Nike Did Not Release or Design These Shoes’

MSCHF senior member Daniel Greenberg explained how the process works with MSCHF releasing the shoes and Nike stressed that “Nike did not release or design these shoes.”

As for Nas, he clearly is trying to provoke Christians and get back at those who won’t “accept” his identity. Whether he knows it or not, joking around about Satanic imagery and mocking the Bible is not a smart thing to do. 

Is he really 100% sure that the Bible is wrong and Christianity is just a metaphor? Does he want to make that bet with his soul? Do you?

There’s no good way to say this: 

American popular culture has been taken over by demonic influences. With kids online constantly due to the pandemic parents have an even harder job to do to install filters and monitor their time to ensure that they don’t access stuff like this toxic and harmful trash. 

As for the shoes, I’m guessing they will sell out quickly. There are more than enough bad people out there.