Diplo Says Selena Gomez’s Relationship With Zedd Was ‘Fake’

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Diplo, who is quickly becoming more well-known for his incendiary remarks than his music, fired a shot across the bow at Zedd, Selena Gomez’s former flame.

Speaking with Radio.com, Diplo addressed his perceived beef with Zedd. You may recall that Diplo took a dump — appropriate emoji included — on Zedd’s True Colors when it was released in May. When asked about that “review,” Diplo had this to say:

I’m actually not enemies with Zedd by any means. I just think that he came from such a cool place, and now he’s been pegged as a money-maker for a major label to do EDM, which to me isn’t even a genre. But they’ve pegged him for that, they’ve marketed him, even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez, all the things to sell records took away from the music. He’s an amazing producer and good songwriter. I just feel like…I was hoping he’d come out of the scene and do something.

Let’s zoom in:

…even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez, all the things to sell records took away from the music…

And closer:

…even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez…

Is Diplo implying that two up-and-coming stars used each other to mutual benefit in order to further their own careers? Because that would certainly be a first for Hollywood!

Zedd and Gomez dated for several months earlier this year. The pair allegedly split in May, but not before they were able to record and release a song together. Interesting timing, that.

Other topics covered in the interview include Justin Bieber (“I feel like we really owe him some work on his next album, because he gave us such a strong record [“Where Are Ü Now”].) and Ellie Goulding, with whom he collaborated on “Powerful.”

[Radio.com]