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Puff Daddy is paid $5,000 a day to steal an excerpt from “Every Breath You Take” in his song “I’ll Miss You”

Puff Daddy now pays Sting $5,000 ($6,750 CAD) per day for using an unauthorized pipe sample every breath you take (1983) from the Police for his tribute to Biggie Smalls, I’ll miss youreleased in 1997.

The rapper took to Twitter on Wednesday to correct what Sting had previously said in a 2018 interview on the show. The Breakfast Club. The singer indicated that he received $2,000 per day for using the sample.

Despite the money paid out, Puff Daddy, real name Sean Combs, expressed his love and respect for the former policeman in a tweet. No. 5K a day post, Diddy wrote, Sting’s post from 2018. “Love to my brother @OfficialSting.”

According to Sting, the American rapper asked permission to use it only after the release of “I’ll Be Missing You,” a tribute to “Notorious BIG The,” which was the second single from no escapeP. Diddy’s 1997 debut album, topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11 weeks and won Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

Diddy isn’t the only artist to enrich Sting’s bank account using an unauthorized sample. Nick Mira, Producer of Juice WRLD’s Lucid Dreams, revealed that Sting had received an 85% royalties on the song covering his song. shape of my heart.

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