Hilary Duff’s Husband Reminded Joe Jonas of the Songs He Wrote for DNCE

We all know the entertainment industry has plenty of tangled webs as many of the biggest stars have intertwined lives — and all the drama that comes with them. Recently, a social media trend proved to be the perfect platform for airing some grievances between musician Joe Jonas and Matthew Koma, who is married to Hilary Duff and previously worked with Jonas’ band DNCE. 

In fact, it was that previous work that became the center of attention in a now-viral Instagram video. 

Hilary Duff’s husband Matthew Koma made a video for Joe Jonas

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A TikTok and Instagram trend invited fans to add their own verse to DNCE’s new song “Dancing Feet.” The so-called open verse challenge provided an opening for Koma to ask Jonas why he unfollowed him on Instagram.

In fact, that’s the title of the post he created in response to the challenge, and he goes on to spit the following lyrics to the beat: “Hey Joe, why’d you unfollow me on Instagram?/That one time we wrote a banger for your other band/ Not for your brother band, I feel like a widdle man/ The fifth Jonas/ You don’t think I’m like a crazy fan?”

Before he wrapped up his pointed questions about being frozen out of his once colleague’s social media life, he brought up their famous spouses: “Your wife loves my wife!/ My wife loves your wife! I love your wife! Did you date my wife?” Koma is married to Hilary Duff, and Jonas is married to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner

Koma wrapped up the verse with a funny quip inviting Jonas to Cinnabon and out for a manicure — offering an olive branch for their apparent “feud.”

Matthew Koma wrote songs for DNCE

Matthew Koma did indeed have a previous working relationship with Jonas’ band DNCE. In fact, he took to the same Instagram account back in June 2018 to post about it. The caption read “Wrote some tunes on the @dnce and @5sos albums out today. Scope em!”

As AllMusic explains, Koma is an established songwriter and music producer who has collaborated with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, LMFAO, Kelly Clarkson, and — of course — future wife Hilary Duff. Duff and Koma met while working together on Duff’s album Breathe In. Breathe Out. in 2015. The specific songs Koma worked on for DNCE’s 2018 album People to People aren’t listed on his AllMusic credits, but he must have had a hand in at least one of the EP’s four tracks. 

Matthew Koma has worked for many artists

Koma’s tongue-in-cheek song to Jonas points out that he’s not just a “crazy fan,” and Koma does indeed have the clout to demonstrate his bona fide place in the musical world. Recent work has him brushing shoulders with Pentatonix, Demi Lovato, and Shania Twain, just to name a few. 

For his part, Jonas responded to the ribbing with good humor. As Billboard reports, the witty song clip eventually made its way to Jonas himself, and he was quick to respond. “Hahahaha I’m slapping that follow button,” Jonas wrote.

There’s no word yet on whether the two are headed out for Cinnabon and manicures, but the entire debacle was a good reminder of how adept celebrities can use social media to make their influence and reach increase across various spheres. Perhaps the next time Jonas is looking for a songwriter — and it may be soon since “Dancing Feet” was DNCE’s first single in years — he’ll remember Koma and reach back out to get things moving again. 

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