Diplo's recent interview with GQ Style is a very good interview. Diplo covered quite a bit of ground, surely giving What Would Diplo Do season 2 plenty to pull from. Speaking of the satirical series starring James Van Der Beek, there's no fucking way they'll skip over Diplo's anecdote about trying to land a Rihanna collaboration.

For those who missed it, Diplo was asked by writer Will Welch about the process of getting a track to Rihanna. This line of questioning resulted in a quickly excerpted and widely shared bit from Diplo about a pair of unsuccessful collaboration pitches. "I played her [the Major Lazer song] 'Lean On,'" Diplo recalled. "She was like, I don't do house music. I face-palmed so hard on that one."

During a separate studio session with Future, Metro Boomin, and the Weeknd, Diplo played Rihanna another track and was met with a similar—albeit far more quotable—response:

So I played her a song. And she was like, This sounds like a reggae song at an airport. [laughs] I was like, I'm gonna go kill myself.

The "sounds like a reggae song at an airport" line was fucking everywhere Tuesday, even popping up on Rihanna's Instagram. Rihanna, not long after the "sounds like a reggae song at an airport" hoopla started to peak, captioned a screenshot of one of many "reggae song at an airport" stories with an apology.


#DutyFree 😂😂😂 My bad @diplo

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Diplo seems unfazed by all this "reggae song at an airport" talk. He replied to Rihanna's Instagram apology with a simple "we gonna get one tho," then offered a succinct emoji response to a fan who commended his persistence.

Not to get too meta this early in the morning, but the other Diplo also chimed in:

Anyway, enjoy this:


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Diplo had a little fun with the Rihanna comment by turning Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports cover into a meme.