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Nike settles lawsuit over Lil Nas X shoes

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Lil Nas X

Nike has settled a lawsuit with MSCHF, the New York-based design studio that created 666 pairs for rapper Lil Nas X, reports the Huffington Post. Nike sued MSCHF late last month after the shoes were announced as part of a promotion for the video for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” in which Lil Nas X gives Satan a lap dance.

Although the shoes were intended as a limited-edition art project using Nike shoes as the base, Nike accused MSCHF of trademark infringement and argued that “unauthorized” shoes would, among other things, “create an erroneous association between MSCHF’s products and Nike.”

According to Yahoo, the settlement requires MSCHF to voluntarily buy back any Satan Shoes and the companion “Jesus Shoes” that Lil Nas X jokingly claimed he was creating in response to those offended by the devil-inspired shoes so they can be removed from circulation.