Rihanna might be working with Skrillex, but Diplo is apparently another story…

In a revealing interview with GQ the latter got real about a lot of things, including his unfavorable opinions on the EDM scene, his thoughts on his own Viceland’s show What Would Diplo Do?, and even described an embarrassing run in with the hip-hop/pop star.

Diplo certainly didn’t hold back, admitting that Rihanna once said, “This sounds like a reggae song at an airport,” upon hearing one of his tracks. The following excerpt from GQ Syle‘s article “On Tour With Diplo In Africa” recounted exactly how the diss went down:

So how do you get something to Rihanna?
I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She’s like the one artist that we can’t ever get.

Rihanna and Major Lazer seem well aligned.
I think before we’re all done, she’ll be on a song of ours. Hopefully. But if not, I don’t really care. I played her “Lean On.” She was like, I don’t do house music. I face-palmed so hard on that one. Another time I had a session with her, and Future was also invited. The Weeknd was there. Metro Boomin was there before anybody knew who he was. I was so contact high. Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning. Finally, I was like, Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play her a song. So I played her a song. And she was like, This sounds like a reggae song at an airport. [laughs] I was like, I’m gonna go kill myself.


Source: GQ Style | Photo via Rukes