(AllHipHop News) Montero "Lil Nas X" Hill is a chart-topping, award-nominated recording artist. The "Old Town Road" hitmaker is also a first-rate internet troll. However, it looks like Lil Nas X may have made a mistake with a recent online joke.
A July 26 tweet from LNX was a response to the news that he is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over his "Carry On" song using elements of Bobby Caldwell's "Carry On." The Music Force is suing Hill, producer Jeffry "Beats" Newlin, and Sony Music for $10 million in damages and $15 million in punitive damages.
Lil Nas X took to Twitter to upload a SpongeBob SquarePants video where the character Squidward Tentacles is seen living in a box and begging for spare change. The caption read, "me when i lose my lawsuit." Shortly after posting the meme, LNX deleted the clip. The tweet had already racked up more than 500 retweets, 200 responses, and 6000 likes before it disappeared from the platform.
The Music Force claims Lil Nas X distributed his version of "Carry On" on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Spotify. The Atlanta native was not signed to Columbia Records/Sony Music Group when the record was released, but the plaintiff's complaint suggests the label is also responsible because SMG should have done its due diligence to discover that Hill and Newlin broke copyright law by not getting approval to use the sample.