Diplo is really telling it like it is!
From working with artists like Justin Bieber to being a part of EDM culture, the 37-year-old DJ spills it all in his latest feature in Billboard.
When it comes to collaborating with the impressionable 22-year-old Biebs, the producer remembered:
"Justin came to Vegas one night when I played Where Are U Now, He had just turned 21, and he was like, 'Yo, man, I want to thank you, because this is the first time I've ever had adults clap for me. This is like a big deal.' You think about that, and yeah, he was kind of like a clown on a pedestal. People just like picked on him."
We can't argue with you there, Justin is a bit of a clown! LOL!
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"I think it's hard because Justin wants to be cool. And he's a music fan. He loves pop music just like he loves rap music. We did like five rap songs you'll never hear. And if you were 18 or 19, can have any girl you want, have all the money you want? F*ck, I would be a lot f*cking crazier than him. I mean, I'm 37, and I'm just finally maturing now."
But when it comes to being one of the biggest names in EDM, the Major Lazer superstar doesn't seem to be too impressed:
"The DJ world is the corniest f*cking group of people. We're not celebrities, we're not famous for any good reason. We're just … really lame. Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it's a sinking ship. It's a really lame culture. I'm sad that I'm part of it, but I play the game."
Well damn!!! We're all just buying into a bunch of bullsh*t, apparently!
But that's not going to stop the Mad Decent label head.
As for who he'd like to work with in the future? None other than Mr. Country himself, Sam Hunt:
"I've been stalking Sam Hunt. I think he can go multiformat in the Taylor Swift way."
Hmmm… he might be on to something here!!
[Image via Billboard.]
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