Diplo Poses For A Sexy Shirtless Photo, Talks Taylor Swift And Her “Really Crazy” Fans In ‘GQ’

Bradley Stern | January 23, 2015 8:03 am
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Diplo ignited a firestorm of headlines when he sent a tweet to Lorde regarding her BFF Taylor Swift‘s derriere last year, who responded with a killer comeback about his junk. But according to the producer, the whole Twitter exchange went viral for no reason.

In a new interview with GQ for their Legacy Project out on January 27, the producer speaks out about the media frenzy surrounding the Twitter back-and-forth, as well as the intense response from fans.

“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…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.” he revealed.

Instead, he’d like to end the discussion about Taylor’s backside and focus instead on the positive side of things. “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,” he continued.

He also discusses music-making today, and the business of labels, as well as what he considers to be the true start-up cost of a new artist:

You know, you don’t need a label anymore. Major labels, they come to us anyway for, like, ideas for videos and marketing. We’re better at it than they are. Now I’m like, ‘Why did I ever do anything on major label?’ Well, I never had the money. But now I’m just investing in myself, which is what you should be doing. Always. I think more artists, honestly, should find an investor. Like, an up-and-coming rapper, they should have angel investors. You need venture capitalists to invest in music. Because you don’t need as much money. You need like a hundred grand. You don’t need like two million. But you need a hundred grand to launch a young guy’s album.

And yes, there’s also that very shirtless photo, snapped by Pari Dukovic, inside the issue as well. Check out the full story at GQ.

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