Taylor Swift: Why Her Feud with Diplo Is Back
Taylor Swift has been in many feuds with other celebrities throughout her career. Now it looks like an old one is being reignited in time for her new album, Reputation. Diplo, who previously made insults about her fans and her body, is back making headlines.
The DJ doesn’t seem to be a fan of her new music and said so in an interview. So what exactly did he say and why does he seem to have a long history of not liking her? We decided to break down the feud.
Here are seven things we know about Swift’s returning feud with Diplo.
1. Diplo reportedly calls Taylor Swift irrelevant
Not everyone is excited about Swift’s new music. Diplo reportedly talked about it in an interview with Rolling Stone. It was then that he reportedly called her music irrelevant.
According to Perez Hilton, this is what the DJ had to say:
Music is in the hands of the kids. Streaming is literally what kids want to listen to over and over again. They want to listen to ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Bodak Yellow.’ They don’t want to listen to, like, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. That music doesn’t relate to them 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.
Unsurprisingly there has been a response from Swift’s fans about his recent comments. He has already responded to them on Twitter.
2. Diplo says ‘All Too Well’ is one of his favorite songs
calm down swifties "all too well" is one of my fav songs https://t.co/yV05kBWaQZ
— diplo (@diplo) November 6, 2017
The DJ may not be a fan of Taylor Swift’s new music, but he is now assuring fans he likes her other songs. Since the fallout from his most recent comments, he claimed on Twitter that “All Too Well” is one of his favorite songs.
3. He’s previously talked about the backlash to his feud with Swift
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) February 5, 2015
This isn’t the first time Diplo angered Swift’s fans.
In 2015, he said in an interview with British GQ Style, “All I know is, don’t ever get into a feud with Taylor Swift. She has like fifty million people that will die for her. It’s like an army that’s worse than North Korea. You can’t step into that arena. That was something I was never prepared for.”
4. He previously tweeted a fundraiser to ‘get Taylor Swift a booty’
Get Taylor Swift A Booty https://t.co/RpkB8JExSV
— diplo (@diplo) November 12, 2014
The DJ angered fans when he tweeted a fundraiser catered to the cause of getting Taylor Swift a booty. Many called this tweet out for body shaming the singer.
Lorde was among the defenders, who tweeted, “@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it hm.”
5. Their feud first reportedly started because of Swift’s feud with Katy Perry
This weird feud reportedly started because of Swift and Katy Perry’s feud over backup dancers. At the time, Diplo was dating Perry and Swift’s album 1989 had just been released.
That album notably included the song “Bad Blood,” which is about their feud.
6. Diplo previously claimed they squashed their feud
It looks like this relationship has been a rollercoaster. Diplo previously claimed they made up and were on good terms.
“We squashed it!” he told Rolling Stone. “I saw her at the Grammys and she was super nice and cool. Her fans loved the beef, though. That’s all they have — they don’t have, like, real things going on.”
7. Swift has never publicly addressed Diplo
Although the DJ has had a lot to say about her in interviews and Twitter, it doesn’t look like the singer has ever responded. So it’s unclear really how much of this feud is acknowledged by her.
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