Speaking to SiriusXM, Lil Nas X has shared the story behind his "In Bloom" sample on "Panini", "Actually, the craziest thing was I was making it, and it's possible, and I think this is what happens. Maybe like, I heard the melody as a child or something, and it's been subconsciously planted into my brain or something. So, when I was making the song...I put the snippet out, and everyone was like "Wow, he's sampling Nirvana." I was like "Where? I'm not sampling Nirvana. This beat doesn't have Nirvana in it.""
He adds, "Then I listened to "In Bloom" in full, and I was like "Oh, ok.""
Expanding on how he got the sample approved, Lil Nas X said, "I actually heard from Kurt's [Cobain] daughter. Yeah, She's the one who like, pretty much approved the song, and she told me how much she loved the video for "Old Town Road" and stuff."
.@LilNasX managed to interpolate a @Nirvana song on "Panini" even though he had never heard 'Nevermind.' Listen to the full interview on @siriusxmvolume: https://t.co/bwadzX8RUq pic.twitter.com/WJhYxfIkx2— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) September 3, 2019
Panini appeared on Lil Nas X's debut EP 7. The rapper announced the video will be arriving later today (5 September).