Rapper Juice WRLD's producer accuses Sting of "stealing"

music news 19/11/2018

Rapper Juice WRLD's producer, Nick Mira has recently attacked Sting via Twitter over the recent rap song that sampled Sting's "Shape of My Heart".

Not long ago, Sting had recently praised the chart-topping single, "Lucid Dreams", claiming ownership to the track and jokingly said that "the royalties will put my grandkids through college". Co-writer, Dominic Miller also added that they're happy for Juice WRLD's success "and of course, for us too."

Juice WRLD explained earlier this year in July, “My producer sung me the beat, and then when I heard it, I was like, ‘Oh, wow, that’s a Sting sample. I think it was like eight bars of the song. That was like the beat that carried the whole beat, the melodies, all of it. It all revolved around the sample.”

According to HipHopDX, in a now-deleted tweet, Mira had said, "F*** @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.” He added, “everybody put a FUCK @OfficalSting in the comments if you real.”

Juice WLRD was not as unhappy as his producer, tweeting that "Lucid Dreams" impacted too many people in a positive way for him to stay upset. He tweets, "there’s always more money to be made and I will make it so".

Sting had developed his own rendition of the rap song and added to his current tour setlist.