UPDATE (10/1, 1:51 p.m. EST): Lil Nas X has now said that he wants to work with Fiona Apple on his upcoming album.
The clip was posted to a Fiona Apple Instagram fan account late yesterday (September 26). See the post below.
Source and text: Fiona Apple Rocks Tumblr An addendum to todays @vulture interview with Rachel Handler. So Lil Nas X sampled Every Single Night in the song Kim Jong #fionaapple #fionaapplerocks #tumblr #vulture #interview #addendum #lilnasx #rachelhandler #everysinglenight
The sample she's referring to is in a Lil Nas X song called "Kim Jong" from his pre-"Old Town Road" mixtape Nasarati. The mixtape and its contents were effectively scrubbed from Lil Nas X's online presence once he signed to Columbia Records earlier this year for his debut record 7.
While all of this seems in jest, it's clear upon listening to "Kim Jong" that Apple is justified in claiming her sample (as well as X's cuteness). However, it's unclear whether the song actually ever made any money.
So far Lil Nas X has yet to respond. You can hear his "Kim Jong" below.