The late Juice WRLD's biggest hit 'Lucid Dreams' uses the guitar riff from Sting's 1993 song 'Shape Of My Heart.'
Sting said goodbye to the 21-year old, who died earlier this week, in a statement to Billboard.
“‘Lucid Dreams’ was my favorite of all the many interpolations of ‘Shape of my Heart,’ it will resonate for many years to come. My sincere condolences to the family,” the former Police member told the magazine. “This is such a tragic loss for the world of music, a young life with so much potential and a unique and precious talent.”
He also told Billboard that he never tried to sue Juice WRLD for interpolating "Shape Of My Heart".
This is in contrast to what "Lucid Dream"'s producer Nick Mira said last year.
“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 ... everybody put a F*CK @OfficalSting in the comments if you real.”
Sting did joke about "Lucid Dreams" putting his grandkids through college and surely is getting some royalties from the track, which he has a songwriter credit on. But there is no indication he ever sued.