Emo rapper Juice WRLD has responded to Sting’s alleged threat of a lawsuit over “Lucid Dreams”—a track Sting once referred to as a “beautiful interpretation” of his song, “Shape Of My Heart.”
The Juice WRLD track comes from the rapper’s recent release, Goodbye & Good Riddance, and uses samples of the 1993 Sting track.
After previously telling Billboard the track was a “beautiful interpretation that is faithful to the original song’s form,” Sting seems to be changing his tune.
It all started when producer Nick Mira took to Twitter on Saturday to respond to the alleged lawsuit allegations.
He didn’t take it well.
“Fuck @OfficialSting and his WHOLE team. After taking 85% of Lucid Dreams (for interpolating Shape of My Heart, NOT EVEN sampling) he threatened to take us to court for trying to get any %. Sting ALSO flexed stealing our money and said it put his grandkids through college.”
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) November 17, 2018
Mira has since deleted the tweets, including one where urged followers to start tweeting “Fuck off @officialsting”.
Juice WRLD took it all in stride, taking to Twitter to post his opinion on the whole ordeal.
“Lost millions made millions… the song impacted to many ppl in a good way for me to be upset over it.. there’s always more money to be made and I will make it so.”
Lost millions made millions…the song impacted to many ppl in a good way for me to be upset over it..there’s always more money to be made and I will make it so ❤️❤️
— Juice WRLD 9 9 9???? (@JuiceWorlddd) November 18, 2018
You can listen to Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” track and Sting’s “Shape Of My Heart” below.
What do you think of Sting’s alleged lawsuit? Do you think it’s fair for Juice WRLD to make only 15% from his track? Sound off in the comments below!