After his unauthorized sampling of The Police’s 1983 track, “Every Breath You Take,” on his biggie small’s tribute, the 1997’s “I’ll Be Missing You,” Diddy now has to pay Sting $5,000 (£3,850) daily.
Sting stated during the Breakfast Club interview in 2018 that he received $2,000 (£1,540) daily. That happened after the sample use, which Diddy clarified the update on Wednesday on his Twitter.
Diddy (real name is Sean Combs) expressed respect and love for Sting despite paying the additional amount.
He retweeted Sting’s 2018 chat, quoting, “Nope, 5K a day,” expressing that all he has is love for his “brother” @officialSting.
Diddy only asked for permission for the track “I’ll Be Missing You” after its release, as Sting claims.
The song was a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G, featuring Faith Evans, Biggie’s widow. The track also featured 112 other individuals.
It topped the coveted Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven weeks and was the second single Diddy released on his debut album, “No Way Out,” in 1997. It also won Best Rap Performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Award.
However, when it comes to samples, Sting doesn’t only have Diddy bulging his bank balance.
He’s still earned a substantial royalty profit from the song sampling his track “Shape Of My Heart,” as Nick Mira, the Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams’ producer, revealed.