Fiona Apple has accused rapper Lil Nas X of withholding cash he owes her for sampling a track without permission.
The singer claims the “Old Town Road” hitmaker profited from her 2012 track “Every Single Night” by mixing the tune into his 2018 song Kim Jung, and now she’s waiting for a royalty payout.
Referring to a new feature article about her written by Rachel Handler for Vulture, Fiona says, “One thing that the lovely Rachel Handler didn’t mention that I did say in the interview, which I would just like to say now, is that Lil Nas X — you’re probably really great, but you used my song ‘Every Single Night’.
“You sampled that song, too, in a song called ‘Kim Jong Un’, I think. And, hey, where’s my money, you cute little guy? Where’s my money?”
Lil Nas X has yet to respond to Fiona’s demands for cash.