“So take a look what you’ve done / ’cause baby now we’ve got bad blood.”
GQ put together a list of people who were involved with something music-related from 2014 that the magazine feels will be around for a long time. Diplo is part of the list, but the quote GQ originally ran alongside his online blurb told fans more about behind-the-scenes drama than his work.
“Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies,” he said. “And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.”
Necessary thing to note here: Diplo is on-again, off-again with Katy Perry; Perry and Swift reportedly aren’t exactly each other’s biggest fans. To be fair, Diplo also sounds like he’s joking around here. It’s extremely unlikely he’s actually afraid for his safety.
Regardless, GQ changed the quote almost immediately after publishing the article, removing the Swift reference from their site. Diplo’s quote now reads, “So many great albums came out that week, and all people talked about, on all the big press, was Me vs. Lorde, and Kim Kardashian’s butt. No one covered any music. And it’s funny, because me and Lorde, we’re actually friends.”
His “friend” Lorde will likely have something to say about the Swift comment.
UPDATE: A rep for GQ said the quote was removed because the full Diplo story provides context. When that full story is on their site soon, this post will be updated.
UPDATE 2: The full Diplo story is now available.