Diplo on attacking Taylor Swift in 2014-15: ‘The worst decision of my career’

91st Academy Awards (Oscars 2019)

I believe that we’re allowed to be attracted to whomever we want, and we can even have little crushes on highly inappropriate people. Diplo is one of my inappropriate crushes. It’s not even a crush, really. I am in no way obsessed with him, nor do I seek out information about him. But whenever I do see his photo or he’s part of some gossip story I quietly think “Yeah, I would.” I know it’s gross. I know HE is gross. But I can’t help it. I’m not proud of it. Just being honest.

Anyway, Diplo used to talk about Taylor Swift a lot. I think it stemmed from a random tweet about Taylor’s old, flat booty and then it became a thing, Diplo vs. Taylor Swift. She never really said his name, but he said her name a lot circa 2014-2015. He was also critical of Taylor’s friend-collection and once said, “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.” After being attacked by the Snake Fam, he criticized them too and said that Taylor has “an army that’s worse than North Korea.” So what does Diplo have to say about Taylor and her Snake Fam now? From ES Magazine:

In recent years Diplo has done his own growing. Not long ago he was the villain of the pop world, notorious for wading into online beefs. His misanthropic persona arguably reached its nadir with a petty, long-running Taylor Swift debacle, in which he criticised her music and then told her fans to ‘calm down’. He later described it as ‘the worst decision of my career’.

‘I’m a weird, humorous person, but my sense of humour wasn’t taken well,’ is how he puts it today. ‘Then I thought, do I want to be known as the a**hole?’ He pauses. ‘I wasn’t an a**hole, in my opinion, but I did use social media like it was a joke. Then it became very real. What’s funny now is that I don’t even know my Twitter login. Someone else just Twitters for me.’ Is he relieved not to be pop’s panto villain anymore? ‘Yeah,’ he says, nodding.

[From ES Magazine]

Eh. It’s weird that Diplo was “allowed” to grow and move on and people barely even mention his beef with Taylor, especially because it felt like he was the one obsessed with her and taking her down… and that was just four years ago? While Taylor sent the Snake Fam to deal with him, she never addressed the Diplo situation herself, which is also odd. She’s always so eager to point out when she’s being bullied and victimized, why no mention of Diplo? Maybe because they are genuinely scared of each other – mutually assured destruction and all of that. I’m sure Diplo knows some sh-t about her, and I’m sure she could take him down too.

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  1. Arizona says:

    According to Katy Perry he’s a worse lover than John Mayer AND Orlando Bloom. That, and that he livestreamed Sophie Turner’s first marriage, are the only things I know about him.

    • Meghan says:

      Isn’t John Mayer supposed to be the most amazing ever, or something like that? Or was it just that Jessica Simpson was the most amazing ever for him?

    • Cali says:

      @Arizona, I still don’t understand why Katy ranked her lovers with fiancé Bloom coming in AFTER Mayer. What was the point of that? I always wondered how Orlando felt after hearing that, but I guess not bad since their engagement came after.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Definitely gross.
    Wasn’t he Katy Perry’s boyfriend at the time? So much juvenile feuding.

  3. Zee says:

    Why shouldn’t he be allowed to grow? Isn’t that the whole point of life?

    • Gingerbread says:

      Yeah, I mean T Swift has done some crappy things in her life, and her fans/public still keep forgiving her. He said rude things, nothing completely unforgivable.

  4. Dani says:

    Diplo has a lot of shit on a lottttttttttt of people. Before he became ‘famous’ he was still running in pretty high social circles just more low on the radar so he was basically a fly on the wall in a lot of situations. This is why he has as many ‘friends’ with big names as he does. He’s still hot though.

  5. Joy says:

    Mmmmm but was he wrong?

  6. Nev says:

    he is so incredibly hot.
    I know..

  7. Kealeen says:

    I am so glad I’m not alone in my dirtbag crush.

  8. ds says:

    all i know is i dislike them both when it comes to music. but they’re both adored so what do i know. and they both like drama i guess. now, gonna go and listen to fleetwood mac or smthn like that.

  9. Shannon says:

    LOL I don’t know that Taylor actually “sends” the snake fam to do anything anymore than Beyonce sends the beyhive to do anything. Both women just have a lot of very enthusiastic fans *shrug* If this guy was consistently talking sh!t about TS, those fans are gonna notice and do what they do.

  10. tuille says:

    His teeth completely creep me out. I can’t even look.

  11. C-Shell says:

    “Maybe because they are genuinely scared of each other – mutually assured destruction and all of that. I’m sure Diplo knows some sh-t about her, and I’m sure she could take him down too.”

    Yeah, but Swift has a lot more to lose, I think.

  12. Misty says:

    I don’t think she’s scared of Diplo. I doubt anyone is truly scared of Diplo at all and I’m betting she knew he wouldn’t say anything and just let her fans do what they do. It’s pretty obvious he waded in that stuff for attention (which makes him no more or less guilty than literally everyone involved in that hot mess). When he realized he didnt come out looking as good his handlers stepped in or he just realized it wasn’t worth it (maybe a little of both).

  13. Meg says:

    Whenever someone mentions john Mayer sexually I wonder does he make the same unattractive faces during sex he makes on stage while playing guitar?

  14. JanetFerber says:

    Yeah, he’s a shame f-ck, for sure. I feel you, Kaiser.

  15. Trashaddict says:

    IMHO the worst decision of his career was that photo shoot.