The music producer has revealed that the 29-year-old songstress once called his music 'a reggae song at an airport' during one of their studio sessions.
Diplo has been collaborating with a number of massive artists throughout his career. However, he finds it hard to convince Rihanna to hit the studio together with him. In a recent interview with GQ Style, the music producer opens up about the reason why the Barbadian-born beauty has always played hard to get for a joint musical project.
"I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She's like the one artist we can't ever get," Diplo shares. "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," he recalls his studio session with the songstress. "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.' I was like, 'I'm gonna go kill myself.' "
Rihanna has collaborated with many high-profile producers, such as Calvin Harris and DJ Khaled, for some hit songs. Diplo claims that he remains hopeful for future collaboration with Rih. "I think before we're all done, she'll be on a song of ours," he says. "Hopefully. But if not, I don't really care."
The "Umbrella" hitmaker has now responded to Diplo's interview with a funny Instagram post. She shares a screenshot of one article and captions it, "#DutyFree My bad @diplo." In the post's comment section, Diplo remarks, "We gonna get one tho."