Following Republican Governor Kristi Noem’s (S.D.) posting of a Bible verse in response to Lil Nas X’s defense of his Satan-themed sneakers for sale, the rapper sent the governor a graceless, lewd message.

“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive,’” says the author. Gov. Noem captioned Nas’ so-called “Satan shoes” on Twitter on Sunday, March 28.

“But do you know what’s more exclusive?” she wrote. “Their God-given eternal soul.”

“We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win,” Noem continued.

Nas mocked Noem for responding to Satan-themed sneakers on the market. 

He wrote, “[You’re] a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. Do ur job!”

Noem pointedly reacted by quoting Matthew 16:26: “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”

The “Old Town Road” singer replied by citing a line from his most recent song Montero in which the rapper gives the devil a lap dance in hell, “Shoot a child in your mouth while I’m ridin” -Montero 1:08,” he wrote.

The unveiling of a pair of Satan-themed Nike Air Max 97s sneakers this weekend ignited outrage. Just 666 pairs of the kicks are available for purchase, and they are said to contain a drop of human blood mixed with ink.

Nike confirmed on Sunday that the company had no involvement in the shoe’s release or design.

“Nike did not release nor design these shoes,” a Nike spokesperson told Snopes, a left-wing fact-checking website. The sneakers were reportedly designed in collaboration with MSCHF.

According to an interview with NPR in January, Nas admitted that his core audience is children. 

Nonetheless, this isn’t the first time Nas has been especially obnoxious. The singer told a fan to get an abortion in December and then mocked a pro-life campaign for it.

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