Diplo seems to have learned a hard lesson from that joke he shot at Taylor Swift last year, which resulted in a slew of internet hate from her fans. Now, the DJ has come forth to talk about the drama and claims to know some insider secrets about the star that has him “scared for his life.”
Speaking with GQ magazine, the DJ said that public feud, which was started by a rather silly (but funny) tweet and later defended by Swift’s bestie, Lorde, was sort of taken out of context. He’s actually close friends with Lorde, so Diplo explained “it was such a tongue-in-cheek joke on both sides.”
Diplo told the magazine the joke went too far, and that he ultimately understands how powerful a star of Swift’s magnitude is. “Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets,” he confessed. “I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.”
While Diplo won’t be divulging any of Swift’s juicy stuff right now, it seemed like he’s going to try and stay away from her fans, too. Aside from calling them “the worst people in the world,” the DJ explained they said some damn evil things his way, such as wishing his kids had Down syndrome.
“I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They’re funny,” he recalled. “These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings. I’m not a politician. I shouldn’t have to be under the microscope for people like that.”
Even with all that said, Diplo still roots for Swift, referring to himself as “a pretty big fan.” While that may be true, we have a feeling this back-and-forth battle between Diplo and Taylor’s fans isn’t going to end just quite yet.