‘Do you know what’s more exclusive? God-given soul:’ Kristi Noem spars with rapper Lil Nas X over ‘Satan’ shoes

Pouring gasoline on the debate over ‘Satan’ sneakers, South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem has blasted the product, and went on to cite The Bible in the war of words with the rapper behind the devil-themed shoe.

“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s “exclusive.” But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul,” Noem tweeted on Sunday, commenting on the upcoming launch of a limited edition of “Satan shoes,” a collaboration between the company MSCHF (Mischief) and rapper Lil Nas X.

The 666 pairs of sneakers, that are expected to be sold out as soon as they are released on Monday, feature a Bible verse and “one drop of human blood” fitted inside the air bubble at the sole of the shoe. Noem was apparently not impressed with the design, as she invoked the repurposed Nike’s 1997 Air Max sneakers to call her supporters to arms to defend the nation’s character.