I am sure he is saying all these things in jest, but we know the internet, don’t we? These youngin’s in Swift’s fandom are going to take these quotes and RUN with them. Run with them down to twitter and threaten Diplo’s life. Sigh.
The DJ, 36, first started the public spat last November when he memorably tweeted that “someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty.” Swift’s bestie Lorde quickly rushed to her pal’s defense and dissed Diplo’s “tiny penis.” (The root of Diplo’s feud is presumably his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry, whom Us Weekly confirmed last fall is the subject of Swift’s single “Bad Blood.”)
In his latest comments about the “Blank Space” singer, Diplo noted to GQ: “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. 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.”
He also called out Swift’s fans as “really crazy,” recalling how followers reacted to his Kickstarter joke. “They threatened to murder me and stuff,” he claimed. “It’s really bizarre, and disgusting. They’re the worst people in the world.”
Everyone in this situation was probably joking originally and it turned into insanity time because, the internet.
The DJ said he liked Swift’s music, too, but not to that extreme. “Yeah. And I’m a pretty big fan,” he revealed. “But they’re like ‘I wish your kids had Down syndrome.’ They’re so evil. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They’re funny. These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings. I’m not a politician. I shouldn’t have to be under the microscope for people like that.?”
While rehashing his drama to GQ, Diplo noted that he was frustrated about how much attention he received for what he saw as a “tongue-in-cheek joke on both sides.”
I hope he knows he’s just opened the flood gates to hell. Good job, Diplo.