Lil Nas X and Cardi B feud with Candace Owens on Twitter after the conservative pundit accuses them of 'keeping Black America behind'

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  • Candace Owens accused Lil Nas X and Cardi B of "keeping Black America behind" on Twitter Sunday.

  • Owen's criticism came after Lil Nas X announced his "Satan Shoes," which contain human blood.

  • Lil Nas X responded by calling Owens a "flop," while Cardi B said Owens "always" brings her name up.

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Candace Owens sparked a Twitter argument with Cardi B and Lil Nas X on Sunday, accusing the artists of getting in the way of Black people's progress in the US.

The dispute came days after Lil Nas X announced he was collaborating with MSCHF on "Satan Shoes," sneakers that contain drops of human blood, following the release of his new single "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)."

The $1,018 "Satan Shoes" also have a reference to Luke 10:18, a Bible verse about Satan's fall from heaven. Although all 666 pairs sold out in less than a minute on Monday, the inclusion of human blood has been met with a furor on social media.

Owens weighed in on the controversy by seemingly accusing Lil Nas X, along with two other Black people who were in the news recently, of holding back an entire race.

In the tweet, she named George Floyd - who is top of mind due to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer accused of killing Floyd - and Cardi B, who the political pundit recently criticized following her "WAP" performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

"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. But we're convinced it's white supremacy that's keeping black America behind," Owens tweeted, concluding, "How stupid can we be?"

Lil Nas X said Owens' criticisms are a sign he 'did something right'

Lil Nas X replied to Owens by writing, "don't care and ur a flop" and saying that "call me by your name outsold."

He added, "you know you did something right when she talks about it."

The "Montero" music video has over 44 million views on YouTube, and the single topped US Spotify's chart with over a million streams.

Owens fired back at the "Old Town Road" musician, writing that corporations used him to "help further destroy our youth" and calling him a "pawn in a game you likely don't even understand."

She then invited him to discuss the matter in public.

Owens also questioned whether Nike was involved with the production of the "Satan Shoes" since their trademarked "Swoosh" is on the side of the sneaker. However, on Sunday, Nike released a statement to The New York Times saying that the company had no involvement with the "Satan Shoes," which appear to be modified Nike Air Max 97s.

"We do not have a relationship with Little Nas X or MSCHF. Nike did not design or release these shoes, and we do not endorse them," the statement reads.

Owens, however, tweeted that the symbol on the side of sneaker sent a confusing message.

"Nike is alleging that they do not have any relationship with @LilNasX and yet the Satan shoe bears the @Nike swoosh. So what's the truth?" she wrote. Nike has since filed a lawsuit against MSCHF, accusing the brand of trademark infringement.

On Monday, Owens compared Lil Nas X, who came out as gay in 2019, to disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, who was accused of sexual assault by numerous men, and Andrew Gillum, a Florida politician that was found inebriated in a hotel room with a male sex worker that reportedly overdosed on methamphetamine.

"Why has 'oh, but I'm gay' become a default excuse for immorality?" Owens wrote.

The political pundit said she has four gay cousins that have "made it through life without using crystal meth, sexually assaulting anybody, or creating a satan shoe."

"Stop blaming your immorality on sexuality," she wrote.

Cardi B responded by saying that Owens 'always' tries to involve her in disputes

After Owens shaded Cardi B's accolade as the 2020 Billboard Woman of the Year award, the rapper responded by saying that Owens was unnecessarily dragging her into a feud.

"Always gotta bring me up in something," Cardi B wrote, adding an eye-rolling emoji.

She also added the word "Go" along with a photo of a hand touching grass, implying that Owens should go outside rather than insult her on Twitter.

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