Not long after the satanic-themed “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” video dropped and people learned DMX had been hospitalized following a reported drug overdose, Sada Baby decided to tweet and promptly delete an Instagram Story that read “Lord we said Nas X not DMX.” Unsurprisingly, homophobic accusations started flying his way on Twitter, but the openly gay rapper doesn’t really seem to be too bothered.
“this is so fucked up omg,” he wrote. “everyone stream the number 1 smash hit Montero (Call Me By Your Name) out now on all platforms!”
this is so fucked up omg 😢 everyone stream the number 1 smash hit Montero (Call Me By Your Name) out now on all platforms! 😔
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) April 6, 2021
Lil Nas X has been the subject of seemingly constant ridicule since dropping the “Montero” video on April 2 and doubling down with his customized “Satan Shoes,” especially from Christian conservatives.
Pastor Mark Burns, who has appeared as a commentator on CNN and Fox News, tweeted, “This is evil and heresy and I pray that Christians rise up against this,” while Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Kaya Jones tweeted, “I told y’all what was up a long time ago! You are ready for what we are facing. Better start reading your Bible!”
Meanwhile, retired NBA Nick Young was incensed over the “Satan Shoes” and tweeted he’d enacted a Lil Nas X ban in his household while he contemplated boycotting Nike all together. He soon learned Nike wasn’t behind the shoe — a company called MSCHF has simply customized 666 pairs of Air Max ’97s and is being sued by the sneaker giant for copyright infringement as a result.
Nike was granted a temporary restraining order against the company last week, which blocked the sale of the shoes. Lil Nas X joked about the lawsuit on Twitter as well, suggesting he’ll be in the poor house if Nike wins.
me after the nike lawsuit pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlSrru
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021