John Rich wants to "save" more than just horses.
For several days, the country singer has been publicly taking exception to Lil Nas X amid the release of the rapper's "Satan shoe," which is decorated with a pentagram pendant, had a bible verse stitched into it and apparently contained a drop of human blood inside the sole.
Lil Nas X, John tweeted, "praises satan, and I praise the one who defeated him for eternity, the Son of God, Jesus Christ. #lilnasX can still give his life to Jesus and be saved. Pray for him to do so, I just did."
Nas seemed to laugh off the message with a NSFW response to the "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" singer.
John replied that he was "praying" for Nas and insisted that the openly-gay rapper is being conned by another power.
"We don't fear satan. He is a defeated thrown down angel of darkness. He thought he won when Jesus was crucified, but when He rose, it was eternal loss for him," John tweeted. "He cons ppl like Nas to try and remain powerful."
Many people commented on John's posts and claimed that Jesus likely wouldn't approve of the material in some of his songs, particularly "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," arguably the biggest song in Big & Rich's catalog.
It seems that Nas' shoes have gotten John more riled up than the rapper's sexually-charged music video for his new song, "Call Me By Your Name," in which he gives a lap dance to Satan.
On March 26, John wrote, "I remember when my kids liked singin along to Old Town Road…Who knew @LilNasX would dedicate his shoes to the devil?"
He also tweeted that he would rather go barefoot than wear Nike, as the so-called "Satan shoes" are redesigned Air Max 97 style Nike footwear. However, Nike had nothing to do with the shoes. In fact, the apparent giant is suing MSCHF, the streetwear company that partnered with Lil Nas X on the shoe release, for trademark infringement and dilution, false designation of origin, and unfair competition.
In its petition, Nike wants MSCHF to "permanently stop" fulfilling orders for the "unauthorized" shoes.
"In the short time since the announcement of the Satan Shoes, Nike has suffered significant harm to its goodwill, including among consumers who believe that Nike is endorsing satanism," the complaint said. Nas is not named in the lawsuit.