Produced by: Diplo & Baauer
G-Dragon: “I received the beat quite some time ago. [Fellow Big Bang member] T.O.P and I actually did a record, ‘Knockout,’ with Diplo about a year ago. After that, we did a song over the ‘Bubble Butt’ beat. It was the very first version of ‘Bubble Butt.’ Diplo says that he’s looking to put out our version of the song as a remix sometime soon.
"The initial deal was for me to do a song for Diplo, and for him to give me a song. So, he gave me the beat for ‘Coup D’Etat’ some time ago, but I didn’t really know what to do with it, even though I heard it multiple times. I kept telling myself, ‘Oh, man. I have to do well.’ So after listening to it, I recorded the raps, and it was kind of sing-songy. I wanted to do something that could sound like rapping, but also singing. So I just ended up doing it the way it is. And you know, the meaning of ‘Coup D’Etat’ is rebellion, it’s overthrowing a government. Just perceiving the world, I wrote the lyrics with that in mind. I want to continuously instigate, whatever it may be.”
Diplo: “GD is a phenom, bigger then the K-pop scene. He is fearless and punk.”