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Candace Owens Rips Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’: ‘Nobody Has The Courage To Tell Black America The Truth’

Owens argued corporations are behind our broken culture, particularly for black Americans.
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Candace Owens on Sunday ripped into the media and corporations for promoting a “sick culture” that’s crippling future generations, particularly black Americans, whom the conservative argued are being “used” to promulgate such unhealthy messages.

Owens’ criticism was sparked by so-called “Satan shoes” promoted by hip-hop artist Lil Nas X, though the Daily Wire talk show host emphasized that she believes the performer is merely a “pawn in a larger game” and “does not understand what’s happening.”

Nas sparked backlash this weekend over the shoes. He designed a pair of Nike sneakers with the company MSCHF that apparently include a drop of human blood mixed with ink, of which only 666 pairs are available for purchase, staying inline with the satanic theme.

Nike said Sunday that the company has nothing to do with the release or the design of the shoes, but the company stopped short of denouncing the Satan-themed kicks.

The sneakers coincide with a new hellish music video from Nas, wherein the singer gives Satan a lap dance.

“Satan shoes? Please stop blaming white people,” Owens captioned an Instagram video (see below). “Nobody has the courage to tell Black America the truth. I do.”

Owens said she and Nas, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, are thinking on two different fields. Nas, right now, “is thinking that he can make money,” similar to Rapper Cardi B, the conservative explained. They’re both being “used” by corporations, she continued, empathizing that they do not understand that they’re being used “to initiate evil throughout American society.”

Owens argued that efforts made by folks including herself to push back and discuss the cultural sickness afoot are being gaslighted. “How dare Candace Owens comment on the fact that black American culture is cancer. How dare she say that, right?” the author mocked.

“We are never, ever, ever going to get better,” she continued. “These corporations that are actually racist … they constantly enslave our minds, to make us aspire toward degeneracy … keep us angry, keep us emotional.”

“The idea is to make us think that there is nothing wrong with women popping themselves half naked on stage,” Owens said, referring to Cardi B’s raunchy Grammy performance. “That’s what we should aspire to. Maybe one day you can grow up and you can be like that. All you have to do is do something more provocative, more debasing, something more degenerate — if you can top this degeneracy … we might even give you a check.”

“We say that to the black youth — we say that to all the youth, black people just happen to be the conduit, because I believe, from the bottom of my heart, that corporations think black Americans are the dumbest.”

“We’re never gonna get better because we refuse to accept that black culture is sick, right now,” she asserted.

What’s going to happen, Owens argued, is that this generation of black Americans is going to end up at the bottom of American society and will blame “white supremacy” for their failure, a false diagnosis corporations push. The real cause, she identified, is “woke supremacy.”

In tweets posted online, Owens pushed a similar message.

“We’ve turned George Floyd, a criminal drug addict, into an icon. We are promoting Satan shoes to wear on our feet. We’ve got Cardi B named as woman of the year,” she wrote. “But we’re convinced it’s white supremacy that’s keeping black America behind. How stupid can we be?”

Nas responded, “you know you did something right when she talks about it.” Owens referenced the singer’s reaction as a form of gaslighting in her Instagram video.

“Yes. You successfully got you used by corporations to help further destroy our youth,” she responded online. “Congratulations on being a pawn in a game you likely don’t even understand.”

Owens then welcomed Nas to discuss the issues at hand, as opposed to taking “cheap shots” on Twitter.

“We can take cheap shots on Twitter or I can welcome you to have this discussion with me publicly because it matters,” she offered.

Nas, it seems, has yet to respond.

Owens then commented on Nas, who’s openly gay, seemingly using his sexuality as a partial defense of his satanic-themed shoes and song.

“Why has ‘oh, but I’m gay’ become a default excuse for immorality?” Owens questioned. “It was Kevin Spacey’s line when he was accused of sexual assault. Andrew Gillum’s when he was caught with a hooker and crystal meth. Now it’s the reason Lil Nas X needs to make a satan shoe with human blood?”

“I have 4 gay cousins— all of whom I’m very close to and all of whom have made it through life without using crystal meth, sexually assaulting anybody, or creating a satan shoe,” she added. “Stop blaming your immorality on sexuality.”


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