Diplo speaks out in a recent interview with Radio.com and attempted to dispel that he is not “enemies” with Zedd, but ended up sinking himself deeper into a hole.
Radio.com: You gave Zedd’s latest album, True Colors, a pretty harsh assessment on Twitter.
Diplo: 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 Diplo is standing by by his statements of comparing Zedd’s True Colors album to feces.
But whats even more interesting is that Diplo himself has an iconic status in the EDM world, yet spends his time bashing another EDM artist for releasing a ‘so flat’ pop album, When Diplo himself just colloborated with one of the biggest pop-stars of our time, Justin Bieber.
While people still questions Zedd and Lena’s manufactured relationship, At least Zedd’s dating history is clean of emotional abuse from previous relationships.
Maybe Diplo take a look at himself before he criticizes others? But this isnt the first time Diplo has attacked other musicians.