Rapper Lil Nas X is calling out people who previously criticized him over his "Satan" sneaker collection that contained actual human blood. His comments come after skateboarder Tony Hawk released a line of skateboards that held his own donated blood.
In March, the 22-year-old teamed up with design agency MSCHF to release limited edition black and red customized Nike Air Max 97's to go along with the release of his provocative visual for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)." The satan-inspired footwear set off a widespread objection across social media. Nike quickly took action against the unauthorized sale of the shoe, which are no longer available for purchase.
This week, skateboard legend Tony Hawk announced that he and Liquid Death were releasing 100 skateboards featuring blood, which appears to be a popular product attribute these days. The skateboards, which retailed at $500, are now sold out.
On Wednesday, Lil Nas X took to Twitter to ask why he was so heavily scrutinized for featuring blood in his collection, while Hawk was praised for it.
"now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y'all ready to admit y'all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?" he tweeted.
now that tony hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? and maybe u were mad for some other reason?— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) August 25, 2021
Lil Nas X, who has been the topic of outrage over his racy performances, did not elaborate on the tweet. However, it appears that he was attributing the backlash to his sexuality.
Nevertheless, the Grammy-Award winner did not let the situation take up too much of his time, as he continued to promote his highly anticipated debut album.
Tony Hawk has not responded to the rapper's comments.
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