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Diplo takes aim: “The DJ world is the corniest fucking group of people”

If there’s one thing Diplo’s made clear over the last couple of years, it’s that he’s not afraid to stir the pot.

So when music industry magazine Billboard quizzed the Jack Ü hitmaker on the state of dance music in 2016, he didn’t mince words. “The DJ world is the corniest fucking group of people,” Diplo let rip. “We’re not celebrities, we’re not famous for any good reason. We’re just… really lame.”

“Besides people like Dillon Francis, who makes fun of the whole thing, or Calvin Harris, it’s a sinking ship. It’s a really lame culture. I’m sad that I’m part of it, but I play the game.”

Billboard ‘s Diplo cover story also ticked off topics like his 2015 income according to Forbes (a cool $15 million), his support for unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders and making beats for Beyonce.

Dance music’s everywhere man also revealed that the next Major Lazer album is now due to drop in January 2017 and will be led by the single Cold Water, which features both Justin Bieber and Lean On vocalist MØ. According to Diplo, it’s a release pop’s comeback kid is amped for: “The song isn’t really done, but [Bieber is] excited. It’s actually very real.”

And as for that recent Twitter spat with David Guetta? “Guetta’s always been so fucking nice to me, to be honest,” Diplo said. “But I’m just into the anarchy of it all.” Read the full interview over on Billboard.

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