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Lil Nas X Calls Out Critics of His Satan Shoes After Tony Hawk Promotes Skateboard With His Blood

Four months after Nike and MSCHF Product Studio settled their lawsuit over Lil Nas X's Satanic sneakers, the rapper is still wondering what really got people's blood boiling after Tony Hawk promoted a new skateboard with his real blood on them.

The canned mountain water company Liquid Death revealed on Tuesday in a graphic video announcement that the legendary skateboarder's blood would be infused with the red paint on its latest skateboard, aptly titled Hawk Blood Deck, which already sold out all 100 products. In the clip, Hawk says part of the proceeds from the limited-edition board would go toward "killing plastic pollution and to building skate parks in underserved communities."

"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?" Lil Nas X tweeted Wednesday (Aug. 25) in his own defense.

In the spring, to promote his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," the 22-year-old artist partnered with the New York-based design company MSCHF to launch 666 pairs of limited-edition devilish kicks that may or may not have contained human blood in the midsole. Nike followed up with a lawsuit against MSCHF for trademark infringement, claiming the studio materially altered the sportswear brand's popular Air Max 97 design without permission, which has since been settled.

See Lil Nas X's tweet below: