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Rihanna Curved Diplo Hard

By HHL Editors

Diplo has worked with everyone from Madonna to Usher to Snoop Dogg To Justin Bieber.

But Rihanna has long resisted the super producer's efforts to get her on a Major Lazar track.

In an interview with GQ, Diplo explained how Ri-Ri likes to hurtfully reject him when he pitches songs.

I think before we're all done, she'll be on a song of ours. Hopefully. But if not, I don't really care. I played her “Lean On.” She was like, I don't do house music. I face-palmed so hard on that one. Another time I had a session with her, and Future was also invited. The Weeknd was there. Metro Boomin was there before anybody knew who he was. I was so contact high. 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.
During an interview with The Standard in 2015, Diplo took a harsher tone on Rihanna's reluctance to work with him.

“I was in the studio with Rihanna two weeks ago, still playing the game. I was trying to convince her why she should do so-and-so, and thinking, ‘Lean On is bigger than any of her songs around the world right now. Why am I even sitting here trying to negotiate?’”
[Related: Rihanna stares down Kevin Durant.]

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