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Juice WRLD Doesn't Care Sting Took 90% of "Lucid Dreams" Royalties

"It’s so much more touching than what money could touch."

Juice WRLD wants to save lives, fuck the money. At least, that's how he feels when discussing the splits for his breakout single, "Lucid Dreams," which samples Sting. 

In a new interview with NME, the 20-year-old revealed he is much more focused on message and longevity than anything else.

“That song is so much more expensive than money and what money can buy," he said. "It’s so much more touching than what money could touch. That song really saved lives. And people are sitting here telling me, ‘Blah blah blah, 90% this, 90% that.’ They bogus fucks. No, bro. Without Sting, this wouldn’t even be a song. I don’t really trip on money, especially with a song like that, with the reaction it’s had from everybody.”



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As a rising star, money is often on the forefront of your mind, so it's nice to hear that Juice WRLD doesn't care about costs and only cares about his impact. Though his newly-released sophomore album Death Race for Love struggled to leave a mark, there's no denying the impression "Lucid Dreams" made on critics and fans. 

Sting, whose 1993 track “Shape of My Heart” shapes the entirety of "Lucid Dreams," has been quoted as saying the song is a "beautiful interpretation" of his original work. During an event at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum this past October, the British icon was also quoted as saying the royalties from “Lucid Dreams” will "put my grandkids through college," according to Billboard.

If Juice WRLD keeps up this mentality, putting the meaning before the industry politics and the like, there's a good chance his music will thoughtfully mature into something to write home about. Let's hope that's the case.

To date, "Lucid Dreams," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, has been certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.


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