Lil Nas X and his team are genius, they have convinced Twitter that he has a court date today (July 19) concerning his controversial “Satan Shoes,” but it’s all a hoax to promote his new single “Industry Baby.”
Lil Nas X has been on his socials making light of his alleged court date for weeks, and he has convinced a lot of his fans that it is true.
Watch the the TikTok video below of LNX making fun of his alleged day in court:
The truth is that Nike settled the lawsuit with MSCHF, the company that collaborated with LNX to make the “Satan Shoes,” back in April.
Nike released this statement after the settlement:
MSCHF will buy back both types of shoes at their original retail prices in order to remove them from circulation.
If any purchasers were confused, or if they otherwise want to return their shoes, they may do so for a full refund,” the company said. “Purchasers who choose not to return their shoes and later encounter a product issue, defect, or health concern should contact MSCHF, not Nike.
Nike also had MSCHF recall their “Jesus Shoes” that they sold in 2019 that had holy water added to the soles, that is why the statement reads “both types of shoes.”
An attorney for MSCHF said the company was “pleased” with the settlement.
The artistic messages MSCHF hoped to share with these shoes were also powerfully communicated through Lil Nas X’s music video ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name),’ and were dramatically amplified by the Nike lawsuit, which brought extraordinary publicity to MSCHF and its works of art.
.. Having already achieved its artistic purpose, MSCHF recognized that settlement was the best way to allow it to put this lawsuit behind it so that it could dedicate its time to new artistic and expressive projects.
LNX tweeted a skit mocking his court date, which convincingly shows that the idea was all a hoax to promote his new single, but a lot of people still didn’t get it.
Watch the courtroom skit below:
Scoop the tweets from the Lil Nas X fans that fell for the hoax:
Source: CBS News