Lil Nas X tweets out image of Chick-fil-A sneakers with the Bible verse 'John 3:16' on them in response to critics of his Satan shoes

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  • Lil Nas X tweeted an image of a Chick-fil-A sneaker in response to criticism over his Satan shoe.

  • The red and white shoe reads "My pleasure," and "John 3:16."

  • Chick-fil-A has yet to comment on the singer's decision to reference the chain in the tweet.

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Lil Nas X tweeted out an image Sunday night of a white-and-red Chick-fil-A sneaker in response to controversy over his limited-edition "Satan shoe" released last week.

The supposed Chick-fil-A shoe references the Bible verse "John 3:16," and also reads "My pleasure," the chicken chain's famous customer service line. The popular Bible verse reads: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

"Ya'll happy now?" Lil Nas X said in the tweet.

Chick-fil-A did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Lil Nas X's choice to reference the chain in his tweet. The origin of the shoe image is not known. A spokesperson for MSCHF, the company behind the Satan shoe, was not immediately available to comment on the singer's Chick-fil-A tweet. Insider has also reached out to Lil Nas X for further comment on the image.

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MSCHF announced its collaboration with Lil Nas X last week in creating the black-and-red "Satan shoe," which contain drops of human blood and sell for $1,018, a reference to Bible verse Luke 10:18, which says, "So He told them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.'"

Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoe" collaboration with MSCHF.
Lil Nas X's "Satan Shoe" collaboration with MSCHF. MSCHF/Twitter

Only 666 pairs of the customized Nike shoes will be made, and they sold out in less than a minute on Monday. Nike clarified in a statement that it was not part of the Satan shoe release.

The star received mixed feedback after the sneakers were announced. The Church of Satan asked for a pair, while others, including South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, were shocked by the shoe.

MSCHF is behind some of the internet's most controversial novelty products, Insider's Paige Leskin has previously reported, including sneakers filled with Holy Water.

After the "Satan shoe" was announced, Noem tweeted that, "we are in a fight for the soul of our nation," and Lil Nas X responded with, "ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!" To others criticizing the shoe, Lil Nas X released a video titled as an apology that quickly cut to the singer saying "f--- it, let's ride" and giving Satan a lap dance, taken from clips of his "Montero" video.

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