Any hopes that Diplo and Rihanna will be working on tunes in the future seem a bit up in the air after the producer shared a recent exchange between the pair. After playing a tune for the Bajan superstar, Diplo’s track was referred to as the cheesy watered down reggae tracks one might hear in an airport.
Diplo was interviewed in a recent GQ magazine spotlight, which was centered in his tour in Africa. After expressing his mild frustration in not landing a feature from Rihanna, he explained how the denial came to pass with the publication.
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.
So it’s either Diplo does care or he doesn’t, but that burn had to leave a bit of a sting, no?