Sean “Diddy” Combs remains to be paying the worth for sampling The Police’s “Each Breath You Take,” and it is not low cost.
The mogul, who sampled the smash hit for his 1997 “I will Be Lacking You” tribute to the late Infamous B.I.G., tweeted this week that he is nonetheless paying Police frontman Sting $5,000 in royalties each day.
Diddy made the revelation after a 2018 clip from “The Breakfast Membership” was recirculated on Twitter by which Sting stated that the rapper was paying him $2,000 day-after-day “for the remainder of his life” for utilizing the music.
Sting and Sean “Diddy” Combs on the sixtieth Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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“Nope,” Diddy wrote in a quote tweet of the video. “5K a day. Like to my brother @Official Sting!”
It is not the primary time that the fee deal between the 2 artists has made headlines. In 2003, Sting advised Rolling Stone that when Elton John heard “I will Be Lacking You” he advised him “You are gonna be a millionaire!”
“I put a few my youngsters by faculty with the proceeds,” Sting stated on the time. “And me and Diddy are good buddies nonetheless.”
Even when Diddy is writing a $5,000 verify 365 instances a yr, for a complete of $1,825,000 yearly, it is unlikely that it is hurting his pockets an excessive amount of.
Forbes estimated that he earned $90 million in 2022 alone, thanks partially to his partnership with Ciroc vodka, and in 2019 pegged his internet value at $740 million.
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