Lil Nas X 'Satan shoes' cause controversy

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The internet is going wild over pop star Lil Nax X's so-called "Satan shoes."

The shoes are a collaboration between Lil Nas X and the clothing brand MSCHF, who previously had made $3,000 'Jesus Shoes,' which were filled with holy water in the soles and blessed by a priest.

Each pair of the new shoes is said to contain red ink and one drop of human blood. Each of the 666 pairs will sell for more than $1,000. 

Luke 10:18 refers to a bible verse describing Satan's fall from heaven. There also is a pentagram emblem attached to the front of the shoe. 

The shoe is a modified Nike Air Max 97, but the shoe company denies any association with the design, release or endorsement.

On Monday afternoon, the shoes were already sold out, with pair No. 666 held for a lottery. 

The artist responded to critics of "Satan shoes" by tweeting a photo of a shoe with decals of Georgia-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and the verse "John 3:16" on the side.

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