According to a new interview with Rolling Stone that was reportedly leaked, the music producer is not a fan of Swift's latest work. Specifically, Diplo is not a fan of her first Reputation single, "Look What You Made Me Do" — and he's convinced the youths aren't, either. Diplo alleged that the popularity of the song (the music video alone has over six hundred million views) is just a trick of marketing.
"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,'" Diplo told Rolling Stone, before adding: "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."
As someone who could make an entire playlist dedicated exclusively to "LWYMMD," I'm personally offended. Am I in the slim minority, or does Diplo, the man currently being parodied by James Van Der Beek, not know what he's talking about?
Swift fans think the latter.
Hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But if Diplo is going to shade Swift, he should know her legions of fans will always bring the receipts.