Looks like Diddy is giving money with every breath he takes.
” I’ll miss you.”
Diddy responded to a clip resurfaced from The Breakfast Club in 2018 with Sting (who was the lead singer of Police) where he was asked if the rumors that Diddy paid him “$2,000 a day” to have sampled the song without Sting’s permission were true.
“Yes,” confirmed Sting, “for the rest of his life.”
No. 5K per day. love to my brother @OfficialSting! https://t.co/sHdjd0UZEy
— LOVE (@Diddy) April 5, 2023
Diddy reposted the clip and corrected the information, telling his followers it wasn’t $2,000 — it’s actually $5,000.
Sting also confirmed that Diddy asked him for permission to use the song “after the fact”.
Mathematically, if Diddy had paid Sting $5,000 a day for the past 26 years since the song was released, he would have already paid the occasional musician $47,450,000.
“We’re really good friends now,” Sting added, with Diddy also calling him his “brother.”
‘I’ll Be Missing You’ was released in 1997 as a tribute to The Notorious BIG – who was killed in March of that year – 14 years after Sting’s classic hit the charts. Sting and Diddy also performed the hit together at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
In a 2003 interview with Rolling Stone, Sting joked about the money he made from Diddy’s hit.
“These guys just take your shit, put it on a record, and deal with the legalities later,” he told the outlet. at the time. “Elton John said to me, ‘You have to hear [“I’ll Be Missing You”], you are going to be a millionaire!’ I said, ‘I’m a millionaire!’ He said, ‘You’re going to be a twice millionaire!’ I sent a few of my kids off to college with the proceeds, and me and P. Diddy are still good friends.”
Diddy, also known as P. Diddy, has multiple sources of income through his successful music career, his Bad Boy Records label, and a multi-year investment deal with liquor company Ciroq.
Her net value Friday morning, it was estimated at $900 million.