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Diplo Reveals Why Rihanna Wouldn’t Collaborate With Him

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For Diplo, Rihanna is the one that got away—musically, anyway.

Speaking to GQ Style, the Major Lazer producer and DJ revealed that he failed many times trying to get the Barbadian superstar on a track.

Calling Rihanna “the one artist that we can’t ever get,” Diplo explained, “I played her ‘Lean On.’ She was like, I don’t do house music. I face-palmed so hard on that one.”

“Another time I had a session with her, and Future was also invited. The Weeknd was there. Metro Boomin was there before anybody knew who he was. I was so contact high. Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning,” he continued. “Finally, I was like, Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play her a song. So I played her a song. And she was like, ‘This sounds like a reggae song at an airport.’ I was like, ‘I’m gonna go kill myself.'”

Ouch. That one’s gotta hurt.

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