Diplo Calls Zedd a Flume Rip-Off Over M&Ms Song: 'Don't be Such a Pompous Cornball Loser'

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Diplo performs at Brixton Academy on Nov. 9, 2013 in London, England.

Zedd and Aloe Blacc recently teamed for an assumedly M&M-sponsored remake of the Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory classic "The Candyman" to celebrate the candy's 75-year anniversary (see it below). It's a strange piece of branding that would have been largely forgotten or ignored, had Diplo not said something about it. 

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On Monday (March 21), Diplo tweeted at Zedd with a link to the video that was released nearly a month ago, asking "wtf is this?" and accusing him of ripping off Flume, presumably due to the similarity between the song's stuttered synth-driven drop and the Australian producer's signature sound.

The two went back and forth and deadmau5 even got involved, calling out Diplo for his Justin Bieber collaboration on Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now." Read the exchange below. 


When someone else called Diplo out on his Bieber collaboration, the producer and DJ replied that at least it was a good song:


And then deadmau5 came in with a similar sentiment and essentially killing the conversation. 

It's also worth noting that this isn't the first time Diplo has insulted Zedd's music. Last May, he took to Twitter to share his feelings on Zedd's sophomore album, True Colors.