Diplo has done it again. In a recent interview with Radio.com he attempted to dispel the notion that he is “enemies” with Zedd, but only sank himself deeper into a self-manifested bog of douchebaggery.
First, let’s read what he had to say:
“I’m actually not enemies with Zedd by any means. I just think that he came from such a cool place, and now he’s been pegged as a money-maker for a major label to do EDM, which to me isn’t even a genre. But they’ve pegged him for that, they’ve marketed him, even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez, all the things to sell records took away from the music. He’s an amazing producer and good songwriter. I just feel like… I was hoping he’d come out of the scene and do something. He had some pop records and I think he was learning how to make great songs through that. So to just kind of like not care and make an album that’s just stereotype… there’s nothing really there for anybody. He’s got a really loud space right now in this culture, there are a lot of people paying attention to him, he can do this awesome music, and to just come out with something so flat and expected and easy for people… When Skrillex and I came out with the Jack Ü album, we came out with the weirdest s–t we could think of. We’re not about to put out the same songs we did over and over again. You only live once, you know what I’m saying?”
Clearly the notoriously vocal Mississippi born artist, and head of Mad Decent, stands by his statement comparing Zedd’s True Colors to feces. What we’re having trouble wrapping our heads around, however, is that Diplo himself has a monumental role in the electronic dance music sphere, and yet spends his time bashing another artist for fulfilling a “stereotype” and putting out similar songs over and over again.
Objectively speaking, Diplo can be boiled down in the same manner that he tore Zedd asunder; simply put, he releases similarly sounding trap and dance-hall tracks and represents some of the worst aspects of the music industry – consistently speaking out in a derogatory manner and even collaborating with one of the biggest pop-stars of our time, Justin Bieber. And while questions remain concerning Zeddlena’s supposedly manufactured relationship, at least Zedd’s record is free of accusations of emotional abuse from a previous significant other.
All we’re saying is, take a look at yourself before you criticize others.