Diplo: Justin Bieber is a 'jerk'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 July 2015


Diplo has admitted he thinks Justin Bieber can be "a jerk", while also revealing he has been "harassing Haim" to get them to work with him

Diplo thinks Justin Bieber is a "jerk".

The pair recently collaborated on hit single 'Where Are Ü Now' and while they got on well in the studio he admitted he doesn't think the 21-year-old star is always the nicest of characters.

He explained: "Bieber's personal life is whatever it is -- he's a rich kid and he's pretty much gonna have to be a jerk. But he's respectful to me, and he has that weird gene where he's good at everything: better at basketball than me, better at drums. For us it's more like an art project where you utilize his voice."

Although the 36-year-old producer and DJ made a mainstream song with the 'Boyfriend' hitmaker, he went on to reveal he has been working on a more rockier sound recently with Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and has been "harassing Haim" because he's so keen to collaborate with them.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I've done a lot of songs with Ezra Koenig, some really cool stuff that I hope people get to hear. We wrote a couple of things for another artist that might be huge records for the end of summer -- one of them started with a Vampire Weekend idea. But he's not traditional rock -- he's like me, a hodgepodge of styles and influences. And I have a studio with [producer] Ariel Rechtshaid, so every day I'm harassing Haim to listen to my beats. But I don't make anything that they ever like [laughs]!"

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