Diddy Confirms How Much Money He Pays Sting Every Day for Sampling 'Every Breath You Take'
Sean "Diddy" Combs is clarifying how much money he pays Sting per day.
If you don't know, Diddy sampled Sting's famed 1983 song "Every Breath You Take" on his own hit, 1997?s "I'll Be Missing You."
Keep reading to find out more...
In a resurfaced interview from 2018 on The Breakfast Club, Sting was asked if it was true he received money every single day from Diddy for using the song. At the time, Sting confirmed he gets $2,000 per day for using the song.
In the clip, Sting confirms that Diddy asked him for permission to use the sample after the fact, and thus, has to legally pay him every day for the rest of his life.
"We're very good friends now," Sting said, adding "It was a beautiful version of that song."
However, on Twitter on Wednesday (April 5), Diddy clarified that the price has now gone up!
Diddy wrote, "Nope. 5K a day. Love to my brother @OfficialSting."
If you're wondering, Diddy can DEFINITELY afford the $5,000 per day after his 2022 salary was revealed!
Nope. 5K a day. Love to my brother @OfficialSting! ? ???? https://t.co/sHdjd0UZEy
-- LOVE (@Diddy) April 5, 2023