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Lil Nas X reveals Frances Bean Cobain approved his Nirvana sample for "Panini"

05 September 2019, 11:42 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lil Nas X has shared that his sample of Nirvana's "In Bloom" on "Panini" was approved by Frances Bean Cobain.

Back in June, it was revealed that Lil Nas X's "Panini" featured a Nirvana credit.

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."

Panini appeared on Lil Nas X's debut EP 7. The rapper announced the video will be arriving later today (5 September).

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