Fans are wondering why Lil Nas X is going to court on Monday, July 19, as the rapper recently posted a TikTok video poking fun at his upcoming court appearance over the “Satan Shoes” dispute.
Lil Nas X recently posted a series of TikTok videos that left their fans divided.
the Montero The singer who was recently praised by many for his daring performance at the BET Awards posted a Tiktok on July 16 captioned, “When you have court Monday for satan shoes and could go to jail but your label tells you to keep going. to do TikTok. ‘
The rapper’s hilarious video left a lot of stitches, but also raised questions about whether he was serious about going to court or if it was just a joke. However, he then used his Instagram to clean the air around his TikTok.
Why is Lil Nas X going to court?
In his TIC Tac, we see the Old town road rapper struggling to dance with tears in his eyes. As mentioned earlier, he details in the caption that he had to appear in court on Monday July 19 for an appearance in the “Satan’s shoes” case.
At first, most fans dismissed it as one of his cheeky pranks, but then he took to Instagram and blew it off. He posted a story claiming he had to appear in court because Nike was suing him.
The 22-year-old artist shared a post originally made by the page ‘rapupdatestv.’ He further details that Nike’s lawsuit against Lil Nas X resulted from its “unauthorized release and sale of” Satan Shoes “which sold for $ 1,098 apiece in April 2021.
The rapper also took to Twitter and joked about the situation, detailing his dilemma in deciding what to wear for his court appearance.
Fans react to rapper’s TikTok
Many fans did not understand what was at stake in this whole issue. Others just laughed at the whole situation seeing how cold the rapper was about it.
Why did Nike file a complaint against Satan Shoes?
Lil Nas X released Satan Shoes on March 29, working with Brooklyn-based manufacturer MSCHF, but Nike was quick to file a lawsuit against the company. At the time, the rapper was spared legal trouble.
The defendant mentioned in Nike’s lawsuit was MSCHF Product Studio Inc, not the rapper.
Overall, this meant that the MSCHF would be required to pay the price if it loses the case.
Details on why Nike allegedly sued the rapper now remain unclear as the company struck a deal with Brooklyn-based art studio MSCHF in April itself.
Nike revealed at the time that the MSCHF had agreed to repurchase all the Satan shoes as well as the Jesus shoes, launched in 2019, “in order to withdraw them from circulation”.
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