The “Old Town Road” singer is expected to release the pair of shoes on March 29 as a collaboration with the custom sneaker brand MSCHF. The shoes start at $1,018 and contain “60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood.”
The timing of the shoe’s release coincides with the release of Nas’s latest video, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” which was released Thursday. The music video shows him dancing on a stripper pole on his way down to hell, as well as giving Satan a lap dance.
The title video “Montero” is a reference to Lil Nas X’s real name, Montero Lamar Hill, according to NBC.
Lil Nas X tweeted on March 25 that the song was dedicated to”14-year old Montero.”
“I wrote a song with our name in it. it’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised never to be “that” type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist,” the statement read in part.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Lil Nas X was collaborating with Nike. The shoes are being made in collaboration with custom sneaker brand MSCHF. The article has been updated.