Zedd, real name Anton Zaslavski, teamed up with R&B singer Aloe Blacc in February (16) to release a new version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory song The Candy Man to promote the chocolate brand M&Ms.
Diplo shared a video of their music video and accused Zedd of ripping off Australian DJ Flume and taking on the project simply for the money. He wrote, “wtf (what the f**k) is this?..(thumbs down emoji)? fake flume drop ft (featuring) m&ms? It’s not OK do this man come on .. It’s not all about the (money bag emoji).”
Zedd hit back, tweeting, “@diplo stop being a jealous little b**ch and do us all a favor and just shut the f**k up…Thank you (sic).”
Diplo, real name Thomas Pentz, refused to keep quiet and instead soon took the feud to a new level by making it personal in a set of now-deleted posts. In the messages he referenced Selena Gomez, who the musicians have both been romantically linked to.
“@Zedd your (sic) young and rich and a great musician.. Use that to your advantage.. Don’t be such a pompous cornball loser also I f***ed your girl… you aren’t a bad person . I just know you can do better that’s all .. I’m just praying for you.”
Zedd did not respond, but fellow DJ Deadmau5 soon got involved by accusing Diplo of being a hypocrite by blasting Zedd for making music for money, when Diplo had recently done a collaboration with Justin Bieber on Where Are U Now.
Deadmau5 retweeted Diplo’s message about money and added, “..unless it’s a bieber collab… Coz that’s in no way, about money (sic). We all know zedds s**t sucks. But we love him… Literally hopped off Justin’s d**k to say someone’s s**t is about money? God DAMN I love Twitter. I do… *drops mic* *tends to his goats*”
Diplo did not back down and replied to Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, writing, “@deadmau5 Joel why are u so obsessed with Justin’s wiener? I can introduce you if you want?”
Deadmau5 later told his followers to calm down over the feud, concluding, “I was just trying to win an argument I had nothing to do with just so I could say I win arguments I have nothing to do with.”
Diplo and Zedd have feuded on Twitter in the past. In 2015, Diplo called Zedd’s new album True Colors “a pile of s**t”.
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