Major Lazer is the trio behind hits such as "Lean On," "Cold Water" (featuring Justin Bieber), and, of course, "Bubble Butt." They're led by DJ and producer Diplo (right), who has also worked with artists including Madonna, Britney Spears, Snoop Dogg and more. With all his success collaborating with so many artists, you might think he gets along with just about everyone. However, you would be mistaken. And that has led to Diplo to getting attention for something that has nothing to do with his actual music.
Despite working with a wide variety of artists, Diplo has often felt a strong desire to be vocal about his dislike of Taylor Swift. In fact, in 2014, he even launched a fundraiser to "Get Taylor Swift A Booty." Why he felt the need to make such an odd dis isn't quite clear.
In the interview, Diplo was asked, "How has streaming changed what becomes a hit and what doesn't?" "Streaming is literally what kids want to listen to over and over again. They want to listen to [Post Malone's] 'Rockstar' and [Cardi B's] 'Bodak Yellow.'" Which is a reasonalbe answer, but then he went onto add, "They don't want to listen to, like, [Taylor Swift's] 'Look What You Made Me Do.'"
Diplo went onto say that Taylor Swift's new music, "doesn't relate to (young listeners) at all. I don't think it ever did. They were only given that, by radio and marketing budgets. I'm impressed with Post Malone. I can relate to him more than Taylor Swift." In other words, Diplo believes people only like Taylor Swift because they were told to.
As you might expect, Taylor didn't need to come to her own defense because others did it for her. Her loyal fans heard about Diplo's comments, and were quick to respond. And just like Diplo, Taylor's fans didn't hold anything back.
To be fair, Diplo is relevant even without his feud with Taylor. But it's entirely possible he's insulting one of the biggest stars in the world in order to make it seem like they're at the same level. And in the process, he could raise his fame level from a 5 to a 9.
It wasn't just Taylor's fans who defended her, but also her peers. British pop star Lily Allen advised Diplo to stop lecturing a woman who is "younger and more successful." Sounds like she just might have a point.
Meanwhile, Diplo's point about kids not wanting to stream Taylor's music? That appears to not even be close to being accurate. When people can choose what they do or do not listen to, millions of people are still choosing to listen to Taylor.
And as this person pointed out, many people do find Taylor Swift's songs to be completely relatable. In this case, it might be time for Diplo to learn that not everyone has to agree with him when it comes to Swift's music. Some people like her, others don't, and that's perfectly fine.
In the end, at least one person is still hoping for Diplo to remix a Tayor song. However, it might be best to not get your hopes up. But it does seem like a strong possibility that, in the near future, we can expect to hear Taylor's strongly-worded Diplo diss track.