The latest in EDM new, EDM artist Diplo tells GQ Magazine in an interview he is “Scared for his life”.
Ask a kid who his favorite top 10 edm artists and chances are Diplo will be named somewhere in the list. Diplo sat down with GQ to do an interview, They asked him about how his first album came out 10 years ago, who he is working with and wants to work with, Life in Philadelphia after moving from central Florida club scenes, and how Drake got rich because he got an investor to invest in his music.
But best of all GQ asks Diplo about the whole Taylor Swift feud, When Diplo tweeted a Fundly.com campaign URL saying “Get Taylor Swift a booty”. Maybe not the smartest thing to do, Or nicest. But then again who are we to judge? Below are some of the questions from the GQ interview.
GQ: Are you bringing up Lorde because of that thing that happened with her last year, where you tweeted something about Taylor Swift’s ass and then Lorde retaliated by calling you small-dicked? I have to ask.
Diplo: No, I don’t care at all. It’s really dumb. So many great albums came out that week, and all people talked about, on all the big press, was Me vs. Lorde, and Kim Kardashian’s butt. No one covered any music. And it’s funny, because me and Lorde, we’re actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation. So many tabloids used it to make it story, when it was not. Literally, it was such a tongue-in-cheek joke on both sides. I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big.
GQ: You’re a part of the tabloids now.
Diplo: It sucks for me, because now I have to not be as crazy as I am on the internet. Which totally sucks, because it’s not going to be fun anymore. But the repercussions are really bad. Like, Taylor Swift fans are really crazy. They threatened to murder me and stuff. It’s really bizarre, and disgusting. They’re the worst people in the world.
GQ: You couldn’t pay me enough money to piss off the Taylor Swift fans.
Diplo: Yeah. And I’m a pretty big fan. But they’re like “I wish your kids had Down syndrome.” They’re so evil. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They’re funny. These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings. I’m not a politician. I shouldn’t have to be under the microscope for people like that.
GQ: I just want to make sure that you know you have the option now, if there’s somebody’s butt you want to criticize here, we can definitely make room.
Diplo: No. I think I definitely want to bring out positivity. Nothing good will come of it. Nothing positive comes out of that stuff anymore. But you know what’s cool? We’re having a very feminist, epic moment right now. There’s a lot of pro-feminist things. Which is really cool. I think that that’s cool. And I’m probably real easy to attack right now, because I am so booty-ish, and I have these funny quirky vibes on my Internet.
All things considered, if a million Taylor Swift fans got pissed off about that, it doesn’t totally matter.
Diplo: She has like forty million Twitter fans. Forty million! Yeah. It’s crazy. I’m a fan though. Her powers—she’s big. She’s strong, bro. Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she’s definitely, there’s definitely scary stuff going on. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.
Full Story/Source: GQ Magazine