Revered producer Diplo, who has worked with everyone from Future to Madonna, recently admitted there’s one artist on his radar he simply can’t land — Rihanna. In an interview with GQ, the Major Lazer mastermind said, “I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She’s like the one artist that we can’t ever get.”
He also mentioned he had failed to get her on the song “Lean On,” which appeared on Major Lazer’s 2015 EP, Know No Better. Instead, he enlisted singer MØ.
According to Diplo, that’s because RiRi thinks his music sounds like something played at the airport. Diplo attempted to play the Barbados beauty a track during a session with Future, the Weeknd and Metro Boomin, but she wasn’t having it.
“I was so contact high,” Diplo said. “Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning. 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 laughs].’ I was like, ‘I’m gonna go kill myself.'”
He said he thought they’d eventually posse up on a track in the future, but added, “If not, I don’t really care.” (He cares.)
When he’s not trying to convince RiRi to collaborate, Diplo is busy working on his new VICELAND show, What What Diplo Do?, and making bad jokes about R. Kelly. Meanwhile, the superstar singer is breaking the internet with photos her elaborate costumes.