Diplo seems to have thrown in the towel over his spat with Taylor Swift after Taylor’s fans – and BFF Lorde – piled on.
The DJ/producer started the row by having a go at Swift's body shape, prompting internet trolls to launch a Kickstarter Internet campaign to raise funds to buy the singer a new ‘booty’, which provoked Lorde into accusing Diplo of being a bit underwhelming in the trouser department and Swift’s fans to go berserk on social media.
Diplo, in an interview with America's GQ magazine, said the feud was, “really dumb. So many great albums came out that week, and all people talked about was me vs. Lorde, and Kim Kardashian's butt. No one covered any music... me and Lorde, we're actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation. So many tabloids used it to make a story, when it was not. Literally, it was such a tongue-in-cheek joke on both sides.”
Diplo also revealed the kind of messages he received from some of Swift’s fans. “They threatened to murder me and stuff. It's really bizarre, and disgusting. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and her fans were never this mean. They're funny. But these people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings."
We think the poor man needs to just Shake It Off...