Nike has won a temporary restraining order to block the sale of Lil Nas X’s controversial “Satan Shoes.”
A federal judge in New York granted the order Wednesday against MSCHF, the art collaborative that partnered with the Grammy-winning artist to make the shoes containing “one drop” of human blood, according to CBS News.
“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF. The Satan Shoes were produced without Nike’s approval or authorization, and Nike is in no way connected with this project,” the shoe giant said in a statement Thursday.
The restraining order blocks MSCHF from fulfilling orders, but the Brooklyn-based company’s lawyer said 665 pairs of shoes had already been sent out to customers. The collective made 666 sets of the controversial shoes and sold them for $1,018 a pair.
As previously reported, the shoes have a pentagram pendant on top and pentagram designs on the heels, and the soles contain red ink and one drop of human blood, according to MSCHF. Also written on the shoes, the Bible passage Luke 10:18, which mentions Satan’s fall from heaven.
Parents and conservative groups have been outraged by the black and red modified Nike Air Max 97s and Lil Nas’ accompanying music video “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”
The rapper, real name Montero Lamar Hill, gives the devil a lap dance in the video.
Watch Lil Nas X talk about his sneaker collaboration in the video below: