In a recent interview with GQ Style, Diplo revealed the one artist that’s continued to elude Major Lazer‘s orbit — Rihanna. When asked how to get the Barbadian singer a track for consideration, the super-producer lamented about the time he played her an early demo of “Lean On,” that is before Danish singer MØ had recorded the now mega-hit. RiRi’s reply? “I don’t do house music.”
Another opportunity to collaborate hit when he had a session with Rihanna, Future, The Weekend and a then-unknown Metro Boomin’. “I was so contact high,” Diplo recalled. “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.” Her response? It sounded ‘like a reggae song at an airport.’ “I was like, I’m gonna go kill myself,” he cracked.
The epic clap backs do not stop there. When news broke — and spread — of this hilarious jab, Rihanna tweeted at the Major Lazer star “#DutyFree My bad @diplo.”
Since her reign first began with her hit “Pon de Replay” back in 2005, the Anti superstar has never been shy to speak her mind — or handle her trolls (both on social media and via her fellow artists) like a boss. Below, Billboard breaks down 7 of Rihanna’s greatest clap backs of all time.
After photos leaked of the star smoking a rolled “cigarette” on a bodyguard’s shoulders at Coachella in 2012, the music television network tweeted “Yikes. @Rihanna’s marijuana photos from Coachella spark controversy.” Her response? “@MTV Yikes… @rihanna ran out of f–ks to give.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 19, 2012
“Dear Rihanna, you’ve gone a little too far with this “outfit,'” the gossip site tweeted about the star’s two-piece crochet ensemble back in 2012. Her lol-inducing response? “Your p—y is way too dry to be riding my d–k like this.” Savage!
@CELEBUZZ your pussy is way too dry to be riding my dick like this
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 18, 2012
When the “One-Two Step”-singer called RiRI not “the nicest” on E!’s “Fashion Police,” the star channeled Stephanie Tanner’s signature comeback in response: “My bad ci, did I forget to tip u? #howrudeofme.”
My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 26, 2011
4. Kendall Jenner
Back in 2013, Ms. “I tipped in cash” herself tweeted out that if the singer didn’t perform “Complicated” at her show, she would be “very upset.” Her reported clap back (slid into the comments)? “Don’t come then.”
If Rihanna doesn’t perform Complicated tomorrow I’m gunna be very upset #FavSong!
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) April 7, 2013
5. Amanda Bynes
During the actress’ very public downward spiral, she @’d the singer with an unprompted and particularly dark attack referencing the singer’s abusive ex-beau Chris Brown. Her response? “Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention.”
Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 26, 2013
6. Kevin Durant
When Bad Gal showed up to Game 1 of the NBA Finals to throw shade at Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors (to support LeBron James), she got in his head in a major way and even yelled “BRIIIIIICK!” at the star player during a free throw sesh.
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) June 2, 2017
7. Piers Morgan
When the British TV personality suggested that the singer “grow back her hair… fast!,” the “Wild Thoughts” singer once again showcased how many f–ks she gives.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 9, 2012