Diddy was having a little fun with folks on the internet … and they fell for it.
The Bad Boy Records founder sent Twitter users into a frenzy Wednesday when he retweeted a 2018 interview on Power 105.1 FM’s “The Breakfast Club,” in which Sting said that Diddy was paying him $2,000 a day “for the rest of his life” for sampling The Police’s 1983 track “Every Breath You Take.”
In response Diddy tweeted, “5K a day. Love to my brother [Sting].”
On Friday, Diddy made sure to clarify that he was just “being facetious” after multiple outlets reported on the hefty royalty payments.
“I want y’all to understand I was joking!” he tweeted “It’s called being Facetious! Me and [Sting] have been friends for a long time!”
I want y’all to understand I was joking! It’s called being Facetious! Me and @OfficialSting have been friends for a long time! He never charged me $3K or $5K a day for Missing You. He probably makes more than $5K a day from one of the biggest songs in history.
— LOVE (@Diddy) April 7, 2023
Diddy said that the rocker “never charged me $3K or $5K a day” for “I’ll Be Missing You,” the rapper’s 1997 hit tribute song to the late Biggie Smalls that heavily sampled The Police’s 1983 track “Every Breath You Take.”
“He probably makes more than $5K a day from one of the biggest songs in history,” Diddy concluded.
The Post previously reported, if the now-debunked deal had been put in place in 1997, the “Last Night” emcee would have paid Sting roughly $47.4 million dollars to date for the sampling.
While on “The Breakfast Club”, host Charlamagne tha God asked Sting if Diddy requested “permission” to use the track, to which the “Desert Rose” musician confirmed.
However, the “Roxanne” crooner — who said that he and the rapper are now “very good friends” — went on to say that Diddy only chose to ask the rockstar for permission after the song hit the airwaves.
Diddy’s chart-topping song came out two months after the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down on March 9, 1997. He was 24 years old.
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