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Gov. Kristi Noem And Lil Nas X Spar Over “Satan Shoes”

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Hip-hop artist Lil Nas X has caused quite a stir with his latest music video for his song “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and his new expensive line of shoes and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is one of the conservative voices speaking out.

Lil Nas X released the video on Friday, which featured a scene where the rapper gives the Devil (also played by the musician) a lap dance, before breaking the demon’s neck and taking over as the ruler of hell.

Over the weekend, Lil Nas X also announced he was dropping “Satan shoes,” an exclusive run of 666 pairs of black Nikes (the company did not endorse the merchandise) that were priced at $1,018 a pair (a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18 that reads: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven”). Each shoe’s air bubble sole contains red ink and one drop of human blood, according to marketing material.

Noem, an outspoken Christian, was horrified at the merchandise announcement, taking to social media to criticize the rapper.

“Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s ‘exclusive,'” Noem wrote on Facebook and Twitter Sunday, reposting an article about the shoes. “But do you know what’s more exclusive? 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.”

Since Lil Nas X is also a prolific social media user, he quickly responded to Noem’s critical comments.

“ur a whole governor and u on here tweeting about some damn shoes. do ur job!” he wrote, retweeting Noem’s post on Sunday.

However, this was not the end of the conversation.

Noem responded again to the rapper, tweeting him a Bible passage.

“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?  -Matthew 16:26,” she said.

Lil Nas X wasn’t one to let her have the last word, though, and retweeted her post with a more explicit quote of his own.

Noem isn’t the only powerful figure to speak out against the rapper, who has drawn criticism from figures such as political pundit Candace Owens and basketball player Nick Young.

Lil Nas X was prepared for the ire, though, tweeting over the weekend that he hoped people would start creating conspiracy theories about him due to the imagery in the music video.

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South Dakota Gov to Leftists: Don’t Even Try to Mess With Mt. Rushmore

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has received a lot of national exposure this year for refusing to close her state down due to the coronavirus pandemic and now she’s in the news for speaking up about the riots which have occurred across the U.S.

Speaking on FOX News on Wednesday about the destruction and toppling of statues across the country, Noem said any attempt to desecrate Mt. Rushmore will be met with a strong push-back.

“This is no longer about equality,” Noem told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “This is a radical rewriting of our history and in South Dakota we won’t stand for it.”

The issue came to a head when she tweeted “Not on my watch” in response to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s statement that Mt. Rushmore could be the next target of attack from radical leftists.

“This is a national monument. The more we focus on the flaws of these men who are on our mountain, the less likely we are to recognize the virtues and the lessons we can learn from their lives,” the governor said.

“This really is the message I have for those who love Mt Rushmore and as a country what it represents to us,” she said.

“We will do all we can to make sure this message is loud and clear,” she said. “We will make sure that Mt. Rushmore stays as majestic as it is today.”

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