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Lil Nas X poses in the press room at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Lil Nas X continues to ruffle feathers following the release of his raunchy “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video.

22-year-old Lil Nas X has a new T-shirt collaboration with Pizzaslime, which includes three $33 tees that capitalize on the uproar over his music video’s brazen queer visuals and biblical references.

One shirt reads, “I [Heart] Jesus” in big bold letters in the style of “I [Heart] NY” shirts, with a message in much smaller font: “and that one part in the ‘Montero’ music video by Lil Nas X when he gets nasty with the devil because it was a cool form of self-expression and art.” The shirt comes in black or white colorways.

Another shirt, named “the lousy Montero T-Shirt” reads: “I watched the ‘Montero’ video by Lil Nas X and all I got was this lousy shirt and now I’m also gay and love Satan.” There are little icon images of Lil Nas X and Satan from the music video along the sides of the text.

This collaboration with Pizzaslime follows Lil Nas X’s viral “Satan Shoes” collaboration with MSCHF, which ended up causing legal issues for its unauthorized sale.

The limited-edition drop of 666 pairs sold out in less than a minute. They sold at $1,018 a pair, with the price referencing the Bible passage Luke 10:18 that reads: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” The art collective added that each shoe’s air bubble sole contains 60 cubic centimeters of red ink and “one drop” of human blood. A MSCHF spokesperson said the blood had been provided by members of the art collective saying, “We love to sacrifice for our art.”

The shoes sparked outrage and criticism from a number of high-profile political and religious figures.

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