Sting and Shaggy appeared on The Breakfast Membership in March 2018. About six minutes into the dialog, Sting was requested about rappers who’ve requested clearances to pattern his songs, together with Diddy.
“Is it true that Diddy has to pay you two grand a day as a result of he didn’t ask permission to pattern [The Police’s] ‘Each Breath You Take’?” Charlamagne Tha God requested about Diddy’s 1997 No. 1 single “I’ll Be Lacking You.”
“Yeah, for the remainder of his life,” Sting jokingly responded. “If it’s on the radio, then it have to be true!” he stated earlier than clarifying that Diddy really did ask for permission sooner or later. Sting stated he and Diddy had been “excellent mates now” and wasn’t “in any respect” upset in regards to the pattern. In truth, he was “very glad” as a result of “it was a good looking model of that track.”
A 22-second snippet of the alternate circulated on Twitter on Wednesday, April 5, and Diddy chimed in, writing, “Nope. 5K a day. Like to my brother @OfficialSting!”
The reality in all probability resides someplace within the center, however regardless, Sting isn’t counting on additional money from Diddy or anybody else. The New York Instances broke the information in February 2022 that Sting offered his solo recording catalog and The Police songwriting catalog to Common Music Group for an estimated $300 million.