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Like the adults that they are, Diplo and M.I.A. are taking shots at each other on Twitter again this week. The former collaborators/lovers have had beef for what feels like an eternity. Seemingly, they are fired up again after M.I.A. divulged some rather pathetic details on how petty Diplo was during their relationship at, what should have been, some very exciting times in her career. In the Rolling Stone interview she says:
“By the time that was happening to me, I was with Diplo and he basically just like shat on every good thing that was happening to me, and I just didn’t enjoy it because if I was on a cover of a magazine he’ll be like, “What do you want to do, like be on the dentist waiting room table? Like, is that what a magazine is for? It’s corny. Like, don’t do magazines.” … When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label and it was the corniest thing in the world that could possibly happen. And then Missy Elliott called me for the first time in 2005 to work with me on her record, and I’m sure we had a massive fight about that — the fact that I was talking to anyone who was, like, popular. I wish I enjoyed it because I had this person on my shoulder the whole time saying, “It’s shit, it’s shit, it’s shit. You shouldn’t be on the charts. You shouldn’t be in the magazines and you should not be going to interviews. You should not be doing collaborations with famous people. You should be an underground artist.” So the whole two years I was with him, I just let him dictate. I basically had this man dictate to me how everything in America that I experienced was completely, like, irrelevant and it was nothing. So it was kind of a weird time for me.”
Following the interview, Diplo said the following to Billboard:
“I met her the next day at a hotel, and she apologized; I hadn’t seen her in five years. Nothing she said is a lie. I was really jealous and sad, and probably mad when she signed to a major label. I had a lot of control when we started, and I was really proud of the music we made. The label promised her all these people to work with, and I was like, “But your thing is this.” I probably made mistakes in our relationship, but we made awesome music. Every time we had a fight, we made good music after. I want to find a new artist I can fight with all the time and make awesome songs with. That’s Skrillex. (Laughs.) We’re thinking about doing something for Major Lazer with her. She’s so awesome still, and her attitude is much better now.”
Commence subtweets. We’ll have to see who will be the first one to tweet directly at the other one in the ongoing fight to one up one another.
I didn't apologies, I said you owe an apology to my people
— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) April 23, 2015
Wouldn't have expected you to be honest lol it doesn't matter to me as long as u ok with yourself
— somebody to lean on (@diplo) April 26, 2015