Baby that’s one thing about business, one wrong turn will have you owing someone for the rest of your life. Hey, Tasha K.
Bad Boy Records was known for sampling classics to create fan favorites for a new generation, and Sean “Diddy” Combs is literally paying the price. In 1997, the world mourned the tragic loss of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, a central figure at Bad Boy. Diddy commemorated his life with “Ill Be Missing You,” with appearances by 112 and Biggie’s wife, Faith Evans. The famed track expertly samples The Police’s “Every Breath You Take,” and Sting, the group’s singer, once revealed just how much Diddy coughs up each month. Recently, Sting’s 2018 interview with The Breakfast Club has also received viral attention. In it, he makes a claim that surprised fans.
In the resurfaced clip, Sting shared that Combs must pay him $2,000 daily. Charlamagne was floored. “Yeah, for the rest of his life,” said the singer. Sting further added that Diddy didn’t ask clear the sample before releasing his song but afterward. “We’re very good friends now,” he stated. They’ve also performed “I’ll Be Missing You” live together. “It was a beautiful version of that song.”
Meanwhile, nothing is missed by the mogul. Fans have been sharing the video of Sting’s interview far and wide, and it reached Diddy’s desk. He didn’t have any complaints about Sting’s comments, only a correction. It seems that the singer’s assessment was much lower than what Combs truly dishes out each day. “Nope,” Puff tweeted. “5K a day. Love to my brother [Sting]!”
Meanwhile, “I’ll Be Missing You” remains a favorite among Bad Boy enthusiasts. The track was made in memory of Biggie Smalls, making it a song that families use to honor relatives who have passed. “I’ll Be Missing You” was also a mega success, spending 11 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Do you think it’s fair that Diddy is dishing out all this money? I mean, I’m sure it’s not hurting him.