If Juice WRLD is concerned over Sting coming for a cut of his song "Lucid Dreams," he's not showing it. The rapper said that he's making too much money to bother getting mad over the singer allegedly taking a chunk of the song's royalties for interpolating "Shape of My Heart."
"Lost millions made millions," he wrote on Twitter. "[T]he song impacted [too] 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."
Sting had previously said that he was a fan of Juice's take on his 1993 song. He told Billboard that "Lucid" was a "beautiful interpretation that is faithful to the original song’s form" and joked that the hit single would "put his grandkids through college."
“It’s interesting to me that the descending minor scale of ‘Shape’ has inspired so many hip-hop artists,” Sting said. “As if it provides a ready-made template for the expression of emotions that are reflective, tender and vulnerable."
Juice was wowed by the praise.
"Shout out to Sting, that's the G.O.A.T. right there," he said after TMZ told him about the singer's compliment. "The goat. Greatest of all time."
It's not all love from everyone in the Juice camp, though. "Dreams" producer Nick Mira hurled invective at Sting in a series of since-deleted tweets.
"Fuck @OfficialSting and his WHOLE team," the Virginia producer wrote, according to XXL. "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 %."
It goes without saying that Mira didn't find Sting's joke funny.
"Sting ALSO flexed stealing our money and said it put his grandkids through college," he wrote, before calling on his fans to gang up on Sting's Twitter. "Everybody put a FUCK🖕@OfficialSting in the comments if u real."
"Lucid Dreams" has charted as high as the No. 2 slot on the Billboard Hot 100. It's topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart and propelled him to the point where he's being beamed into American living rooms on late-night TV. There's no question that the track has raised Juice's profile, so his take on the situation (beyond being pragmatic) is probably accurate.