Killer Mike, Diplo, E 40, Hit Boy And Big Hit Join Apple Music Live From Las Vegas To Talk All Things Super Bowl

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Killer Mike, E 40, Diplo, Hit-Boy and Big Hit join Apple Music 1 live from Las Vegas to talk about all things USHER and Super Bowl.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Killer Mike talks about his recent GRAMMY wins, the support he’s received from his peers, his admiration for Big Boi, his circuitous route to success, his advice for the younger generation, and how he wants his next album to be his best yet.

When speaking on Usher and celebrating Atlanta, the Grammy Award winner said, “I’m proud. In Atlanta, we proud of each other. Like Usher hit me, Jeezy hit me, Tip hit me…congratulating me. And I’m the same way. Whether it was his residency or the Super Bowl halftime or the tour afterwards, my wifey danced with him. Dance, dance damn it. Dance with him.”

He went on to say, “I’m happy because Atlanta is a city where it celebrates culture and creativity. It especially celebrates Black culture and creativity. So if you want opportunity, man, it’s a great place to be because people going to be cheering for you. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, doesn’t mean it’s not a journey. But you’re going to have some people cheering for you.”

Then, Diplo drops by the studio to talk about working with USHER on the newly-Platinum record “Climax,” his experience with Apple Vision Pro, the Las Vegas musical landscape, and how maintaining a balanced lifestyle helped him to not burn out during his aggressive touring years.

Hit-Boy and his father Big Hit stop into the studio to talk about what it’s been like to work together since Big Hit’s recent release from prison, and Bay area legend E 40 discusses his love for the 49ers, recognizing Kendrick Lamar’s talent when he was just starting out, what Hip Hop 50 means to him, and USHER’s talent.

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Diplo’s Legal Troubles Continue As Accuser Claims Revenge Porn Involvement

Azealia Banks, Diplo

Diplo, the American producer, and DJ, finds himself in hot water once again as he faces a new lawsuit. New accusations of revenge porn have recently emerged amid sexual assault allegations. 

New Allegations Emerge

In the ongoing legal saga between Diplo and Shelly Auguste, new accusations of revenge porn have emerged. 

Previously, Shelly Auguste is a familiar name as Diplo recently sued the woman, as he accused her of threatening to release revenge porn and repeatedly contacted his child’s mother and other family members. Auguste, who first filed a restraining order against Diplo in 2020, claims that the producer solicited nude photos from her when she was 17 years old and allegedly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. 

An ‘Obsessed Fan’?

In October 2023, she claimed that the megaproducer hired a private investigator after the two argued; she stated:

“The private investigator stated to me that he knew my address, he knew my parents address, he knew my place of work as well as my parents place to work,” Take that as you may but most people will take that as a threat.” 

Diplo has consistently denied these allegations, as he claimed she was an “obsessed fan,” in 2021.

Revenge Porn Allegations

Adding fuel to the fire, Auguste now alleges that Diplo distributed revenge porn involving her. In a police report, she accuses him of intentionally sharing explicit images of her to humiliate and intimidate her, as well as discourage other women from coming forward. 

The civil trial regarding these claims is scheduled for April 2024. Diplo’s lawyer, Bryan J. Freedman, told Pitchfork:

“For more than three years, Shelly Auguste has been orchestrating an ongoing smear campaign against Wes – and this is just more of the same. Now Ms. Auguste is at it yet again. But Wes will defend himself, and, just as he has done every time Ms. Auguste has defamed, harassed, and attacked him and his family, he will win.” 

This recent lawsuit comes amidst a backdrop of previous sexual abuse allegations against Diplo. Rapper Azealia Banks, among others, has accused him of coercing her into engaging in sexual activities for the sake of music production.

Updated By: Yasmine Duhé (12/7/23 at 5:26 pm)

Azealia Banks Exposes Diplo: Disturbing Allegations Of Sexual Abuse Come To Light

In a shocking Instagram video, rapper Azealia Banks recently opened up about her alleged abusive relationship with Diplo. The “212” artist revealed disturbing details about the treatment she endured as a young artist, shedding light on the producer’s problematic history with young women. 

‘He Took This Polaroid Photo Of Me’

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Azealia Banks took to her Instagram to dish out on producer, Diplo. 

Recounting her experiences, Banks stated that Diplo would coerce her into engaging in sexual activities in exchange for beats. She stated:

“I was very confused when I was called by VIBE Magazine and being told that i was going to be on a cover with Diplo. And I was just like why I am on a cover with Diplo, I don’t even have any Diplo songs. Do any of us even know any Diplo records? No, do you know the types of terrible f*cking things Diplo used to do to me when I was 17 and broke. Like if you guys just knew the degrading sh*t that n*gga would like do to me, just kind of gas me and coerce me to have sex with him to get beats from him. I would have sex with him and he would be like I’ll send you some beats. I need everyone to stop running with that narrative of Diplo found me, Diplo did not find me, I was discovered on MySpace by a guy named 77KLASH.”

Azealia continued:

“He [Diplo] took this polaroid photo of me. Which I guess then, when you’re like 18, you think it’s like cool, sentimental things. That picture has kind of been floating around of my stuff, from state to state, and you know I am very spiritual person, I don’t believe in throwing pictures of myself out. I looked at the photo the other day and like I can just see all of the sadness in that little girl’s eyes. I was just really fucking sad, because I just felt like what the fuck just happened. This n*gga just kind of f*cked me, and then ran out the door. Nobody from XL was there to just interject. I’m sorry but record labels, when you sign these kids and they’re like 16,17,18 – there’s another set of responsibility that you have to take on, yes, absolutely. You cannot just leave them out there like that.”

Diplo’s Controversial Past With Photos

Azealia Banks is not the only individual to speak out against Diplo. The producer has faced previous sexual abuse allegations involving other young women. 

In one case, he sued a woman named Shelly Auguste, accusing her of threatening to release revenge porn and repeatedly contacting his child’s mother and other family members. 

According to Daily Mail,  Auguste claimed that Diplo contacted her when she was 17 years old, solicited nude photos of her, and allegedly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Following this, she alleged that after she moved to Los Angeles, Diplo coerced her into sex by sending unsolicited graphic photos of himself in sexual situations. 

Diplo Speaks Out

Furthermore, the popular producer was said to have recorded a video of their sexual encounter despite her telling him she didn’t want that and tried to “coax her into a threesome with a girl she believes was underaged at the time.” 

According to TMZ, Diplo stated:

“I will keep this story easy to read because I know the internet has a short attention span, and it was my goal to never address a stalker. I will refer to her as ‘SA’ (and you can find anything easily online) she was an obsessed fan of mine, and after I relinquished all contact with her, it appears that her only purpose in life has been to disrupt my work, my business, harass me and my close friends and attack me and threaten my family”’ his post began.

Then, in 2021, another woman, who remains unnamed, filed a lawsuit against the producer, claiming that he coerced her into performing oral sex and recorded the encounter without her consent. The woman alleged that Diplo invited her to his personal room, pressured her for sex, and isolated her from her male friend, whom Diplo’s security team allegedly assaulted when he refused to leave without her.

‘I’m An Adult. I’m Not Being Groomed’

Amidst these allegations, in 2020, Diplo’s relationship with influencer Quenlin Blackwell was questioned. 

The two denied any inappropriate behavior, describing their relationship as strictly platonic. Blackwell addressed the rumors of being groomed by Diplo, stating:

“I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist. I’ve been living here for over a year,” she wrote. “I’d rather break both of my legs and be forced to walk than pursue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke.” 

At the time, she was 19 years old, and Diplo was 41 years old.

M.I.A. Speaks Her Piece

M.I.A., a prominent artist and previous associate of Diplo, has also spoken about her negative experiences with the producer and how he would belittle her successes and became enraged when she signed with a major label. The “Paper Planes” artist stated in a 2015 interview:

“By the time that was happening to me, I was with Diplo and he basically just like shat on every good thing that was happening to me, and I just didn’t enjoy it because if I was on a cover of a magazine he’ll be like, ‘What do you want to do, like be on the dentist waiting room table? Like, is that what a magazine is for? It’s corny. Like, don’t do magazines.’ She continued with that Diplo “literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label and it was the corniest thing in the world that could possibly happen.”

L.A. Reid Under Fire

These revelations of abuse within the music industry highlight a broader issue surrounding power dynamics and the mistreatment of many in the industry. L.A. Reid, former CEO of Arista Records, has recently come under fire as allegations of sexual abuse from former executive Drew Dixon have emerged.

Originally Written By: Yasmine Duhé

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Azealia Banks Calls Out Diplo: Breaking Down Her Accusations

Azealia Banks is notoriously outspoken, and has been so for years. Her dislike for the record producer Diplo has been public knowledge for a while now. Over the years, she has called him “a real f***ing snake,” claimed he owes her $20,000, and accused him of sexual misconduct, among other things. Even though they once worked together, Azealia Banks is not the producer’s biggest fan. While she has a long history of beef with him, it seems she’s not yet done with calling the DJ out on his alleged crimes. On November 15, 2023, Banks went on a long rant on her Instagram story. In the videos, she made some truly disturbing allegations against Diplo. Here’s a breakdown of her most recent accusations against the DJ.

Read More: What Happened To Azealia Banks?

Azealia Banks Calls Diplo Racist & Demeaning

Beginning her rant, Banks fired at the media for always painting her in a bad light. “The media has purposefully been dodging past all of the intelligent things I say,” she claimed. She went on to insist that the media does that to fingerpick words, truncate them together, and make her look like “an illiterate imbecile.” Soon after, she segued into the topic of Diplo, wasting no time in firing shots at the producer. She accused him of doing “racist and demeaning” things to her when she was “a little a** f***ing girl.”

Coercion Allegations

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Diplo attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Continuing her talk, Azealia Banks alleged that Diplo “would coerce me and make me feel like I had to have sex with him to get beats from him.” According to the rapper, all of this happened when she was seventeen before she had her big break. She claimed that after sleeping with Diplo, he would promise to send her beats and claimed he had a flight to catch. Afterward, she would allegedly ask to order something from room service, and she claimed Diplo would say “No.”

Azealia Banks Says Diplo’s A Sex Addict & Targets Young Black Girls

In addition to the allegation of coercion, Azealia Banks also accused Diplo of pedophilic tendencies. Besides her claim of his sexual misconduct towards her when she was 17, Banks stated that “he specifically targets young women of color.” Furthermore, she alleged that when Diplo “went through Brazil,” he embarked on a sex tour. “He was paying 14-year-old Black girls in beer to twerk on stage and f*** him after the show,” she claimed. She also called him a sex addict, and said he’s “someone who needs to be canceled from the industry.”

Azealia Banks Claims Diplo Is Spreading HIV

Further into her rant, Azealia Banks alleged that some young women had accused Diplo of giving them HIV. “There are two little girls now saying that they contracted HIV from Diplo. He’s doing everything in his power to scrub it from the internet,” she claimed. Soon after, she accused Diplo of ruining the lives of young women. “He’s destroyed women,” she said. “I’ve watched him with his d*** like squander hopes, dreams, and so many f***ing plans of so many brilliant female artists. M.I.A. is number one.”

Read More: Azealia Banks Calls M.I.A. “Anti-Black,” Announces New Tour Dates

Azealia Banks On Diplo’s Production

After saying that Diplo “can’t produce to save his f***ing life,” Banks shared a story from her past. According to the rapper, Diplo once sent her a beat he did not produce. However, he allegedly did not inform her that he didn’t produce it. Azealia Banks went on to record and release a song on said beat, and was subsequently sued for $160,000 by the original producer. She claimed that when she confronted Diplo about it, he abandoned her, saying he hadn’t told her to release a song with the beat.

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Azealia Banks Exposes Diplo: Disturbing Allegations Of Sexual Abuse Come To Light

Azealia Banks, Diplo

In a shocking Instagram video, rapper Azealia Banks recently opened up about her alleged abusive relationship with Diplo. The “212” artist revealed disturbing details about the treatment she endured as a young artist, shedding light on the producer’s problematic history with young women. 

‘He Took This Polaroid Photo Of Me’

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Azealia Banks took to her Instagram to dish out on producer, Diplo. 

Recounting her experiences, Banks stated that Diplo would coerce her into engaging in sexual activities in exchange for beats. She stated:

“I was very confused when I was called by VIBE Magazine and being told that i was going to be on a cover with Diplo. And I was just like why I am on a cover with Diplo, I don’t even have any Diplo songs. Do any of us even know any Diplo records? No, do you know the types of terrible f*cking things Diplo used to do to me when I was 17 and broke. Like if you guys just knew the degrading sh*t that n*gga would like do to me, just kind of gas me and coerce me to have sex with him to get beats from him. I would have sex with him and he would be like I’ll send you some beats. I need everyone to stop running with that narrative of Diplo found me, Diplo did not find me, I was discovered on MySpace by a guy named 77KLASH.”

Azealia continued:

“He [Diplo] took this polaroid photo of me. Which I guess then, when you’re like 18, you think it’s like cool, sentimental things. That picture has kind of been floating around of my stuff, from state to state, and you know I am very spiritual person, I don’t believe in throwing pictures of myself out. I looked at the photo the other day and like I can just see all of the sadness in that little girl’s eyes. I was just really fucking sad, because I just felt like what the fuck just happened. This n*gga just kind of f*cked me, and then ran out the door. Nobody from XL was there to just interject. I’m sorry but record labels, when you sign these kids and they’re like 16,17,18 – there’s another set of responsibility that you have to take on, yes, absolutely. You cannot just leave them out there like that.”

Diplo’s Controversial Past With Photos

Azealia Banks is not the only individual to speak out against Diplo. The producer has faced previous sexual abuse allegations involving other young women. 

In one case, he sued a woman named Shelly Auguste, accusing her of threatening to release revenge porn and repeatedly contacting his child’s mother and other family members. 

According to Daily Mail,  Auguste claimed that Diplo contacted her when she was 17 years old, solicited nude photos of her, and allegedly gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Following this, she alleged that after she moved to Los Angeles, Diplo coerced her into sex by sending unsolicited graphic photos of himself in sexual situations. 

Diplo Speaks Out

Furthermore, the popular producer was said to have recorded a video of their sexual encounter despite her telling him she didn’t want that and tried to “coax her into a threesome with a girl she believes was underaged at the time.” 

According to TMZ, Diplo stated:

“I will keep this story easy to read because I know the internet has a short attention span, and it was my goal to never address a stalker. I will refer to her as ‘SA’ (and you can find anything easily online) she was an obsessed fan of mine, and after I relinquished all contact with her, it appears that her only purpose in life has been to disrupt my work, my business, harass me and my close friends and attack me and threaten my family”’ his post began.

Then, in 2021, another woman, who remains unnamed, filed a lawsuit against the producer, claiming that he coerced her into performing oral sex and recorded the encounter without her consent. The woman alleged that Diplo invited her to his personal room, pressured her for sex, and isolated her from her male friend, whom Diplo’s security team allegedly assaulted when he refused to leave without her.

‘I’m An Adult. I’m Not Being Groomed’

Amidst these allegations, in 2020, Diplo’s relationship with influencer Quenlin Blackwell was questioned. 

The two denied any inappropriate behavior, describing their relationship as strictly platonic. Blackwell addressed the rumors of being groomed by Diplo, stating:

“I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist. I’ve been living here for over a year,” she wrote. “I’d rather break both of my legs and be forced to walk than pursue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke.” 

At the time, she was 19 years old, and Diplo was 41 years old.

M.I.A. Speaks Her Piece

M.I.A., a prominent artist and previous associate of Diplo, has also spoken about her negative experiences with the producer and how he would belittle her successes and became enraged when she signed with a major label. The “Paper Planes” artist stated in a 2015 interview:

“By the time that was happening to me, I was with Diplo and he basically just like shat on every good thing that was happening to me, and I just didn’t enjoy it because if I was on a cover of a magazine he’ll be like, ‘What do you want to do, like be on the dentist waiting room table? Like, is that what a magazine is for? It’s corny. Like, don’t do magazines.’ She continued with that Diplo “literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label and it was the corniest thing in the world that could possibly happen.”

L.A. Reid Under Fire

These revelations of abuse within the music industry highlight a broader issue surrounding power dynamics and the mistreatment of many in the industry. L.A. Reid, former CEO of Arista Records, has recently come under fire as allegations of sexual abuse from former executive Drew Dixon have emerged.

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Burning Man Festival Leaves 1 Dead, Diplo & Chris Rock Hike 5 Miles Through Mud To Escape Event

When first purchasing tickets to famed music festivals around the globe, patrons don’t anticipate getting injured, or worse, losing their lives. Still, it’s unfortunately become a trend in recent years to see tragedies unfold amid large gatherings. Obviously, the worst we’ve seen would be Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld crowd-crush. However, TMZ reports that one person died at the 2023 Burning Man event after heavy rainfall turned the desert into practically pure mud.

According to the outlet, the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an ongoing investigation. Few details are being released at this time, but it’s possible that the person’s death was related to the downpour. On Saturday (September 2), Burning Man attendees were urged to shelter in place amid the hectic weather. Things were so bad that many had become immobilized. Mother Nature’s mood isn’t expected to improve on Sunday. The forecast is notably calling for 40 mph winds, hail, and more heavy rain.

Read More: DJ Flume Performs Oral Sex On Stage At Burning Man; Fans React

Burning Man 2023 Didn’t Go As Expected

As with most music festivals, several celebrities were in attendance at Burning Man, including Diplo and Chris Rock. Rather than follow the guidelines to shelter in place, the DJ and comedian opted instead to hike five miles through the wild in hopes of avoiding being stuck in more terrible conditions for the rest of their weekend.

In a video shared on Diplo’s social media page, he and the Madagascar voice actor ride in the backseat of a truck with a group of strangers. It seems their celebrity status worked to its advantage. Fans spotted Rock and his pal and happily let them catch a ride back to civilization. Only emergency vehicles are permitted to be driving in the area for now, so it’s unclear how long it’ll be before other patrons are able to safely exit.

Read More: Chris Rock, T.I. And More Attend Dave Chappelle’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash

Chris Rock and Diplo Rescued by Fans

If you came across Diplo and Chris Rock struggling to escape the Burning Man Festival desert, would you stop to pick them up? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more music/pop culture news updates.

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Here Are The Hard Summer Festival Set Times For 2023

HARD is preparing to bring the sold-out HARD Summer Music Festival 2023 to Los Angeles this Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6. The diverse lineup was revealed in March, headlined by Kaskade and Skrillex and bolstered by 21 Savage and Kid Cudi as special guests.

All of the acts have received their slots on the weekend’s schedule across five stages, as shared by HARD this week: Hard Stage, Harder Stage, Green Stage, Purple Stage, and Pink Stage. On Saturday, Fat Joe will handle the Harder Stage from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. local time before Kaskade (B2B John Summit) headlines the Hard Stage from 9:30 to 11 p.m. local time, and 21 Savage performs on the Purple Stage from 10:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time.

Come Sunday, the Hard Stage will welcome the likes of Black Coffee (7:30-9 p.m.) and Skrillex (B2B Four Tet) from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Ludacris is scheduled on the Harder Stage from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m., and Cudi will punctuate the event with a set on the Purple Stage from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The inaugural HARD Summer was held in 2008, and this year’s installment marks a return home to LA after 10 years away. The official website provides more information about what to expect from its LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and BMO Stadium locations.

See the full lineup, festival map, and schedule of set times below.

Skrillex is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Here Are The Lightning In A Bottle Set Times For 2023

Lightning In A Bottle Festival will stage its 20th anniversary from Wednesday, May 24, to Monday, May 29, promising “five days of music, art, yoga, talks and workshops, camping, and more” in Buena Vista Lake, California. That’s a vast bill.

Last year’s lineup featured Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Little Simz, and Purity Ring. This year’s lineup is headlined by the likes of Diplo, 070 Shake, Sampa The Great, Tobe Nwigwe, Zhu, and an overwhelming amount of other performers.

The bad news: The five-day schedule is intimating. The good news: It definitely contains all the information you could possibly need, and that’s before even mentioning the separate schedule for Learning & Culture, Art & Interactivity, or Yoga & Movement lineups.

The music portion of the festivities will be divided across six stages: Lightning, Thunder, Woogie, Grand Artique, The Junkyard, and The Stacks. The marathon begins tomorrow, May 24, with Beau Sebastian (6-7:30 p.m. local time), Armando Kroma (7:30-9 p.m.), Marcos (9-10:30 p.m.), Cody Lee (10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.), and Saand (12-2 a.m.), all at The Junkyard.

Thursday, May 25, kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on the Junkyard stage with Blake Rudolph and will rage on until 2 a.m. with Evan Hatfield (12:45 a.m.-2 a.m.) on Grand Artique and a surprise guest slated from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. at The Stacks.

Friday’s slate features 070 Shake (9:30-10:30 p.m.) on the Lightning stage, Diplo (12-2 a.m.) on the Woogie stage, and two surprise guests back-to-back from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. at The Stacks.

Come Saturday — how could anybody possibly have any energy left? — Rogelio will get the day started at 11 a.m. at The Junkyard, and that set will be bookended by Zhu on the Lightning stage (12:30-2 a.m.) Finally, Sunday, May 28, will welcome two more surprise guests and the likes of Sampa The Great (8:10-9:25 p.m.), LSDream (11:30 p.m.-12:45 a.m.), Tale Of Us (12-2 a.m.), and Littlefoot (1:15-2:40 a.m.).

See the rest of the packed schedule as well as other pertinent information below.

Some of the artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Diplo Gets Kicked Right In The Nuts In A Hectic New ‘The Eric Andre Show’ Trailer

The sixth season of The Eric Andre Show is coming soon, and Adult Swim gave fans a sneak peek of the unhinged episodes to come. The show, which has become known for putting musicians through the wringer with its hosts’ deranged pranks, will feature a whole new batch of game rappers, producers, and DJs such as Benny Blanco, Diplo, Lil Yachty, and Rico Nasty.

While it’s hard to make out everything going on in the chaotic trailer, one thing is for sure: Diplo gets kicked right in the nuts. He seems pretty chill about it, though. Meanwhile, Jon Hamm, Natasha Lyonne, and Mia Khalifa seem extremely put off by his antics, so it’s not like he’s going to be doing all this for no payoff after all.

However, it turns out there was at least one guest who got the better of Andre and his merry band of TV trolls. In March, the host recounted how Chet Hanks was the “worst guest” he’s ever had on the show, prompting Hanks to strike back on social media.

Watch the season six trailer for The Eric Andre Show above and watch the sixth season beginning June 4 at midnight.

Some of the artists covered here are Warner Music artists. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

Justin Bieber’s 15 Best Features, Ranked

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  • 15. Beam, “Sundown”


  • 14. Post Malone, “Deja Vu”


  • 13. The Kid Laroi, “Stay”


  • 12. Skrillex f/Don Toliver, “Don’t Go”


  • 11. Shawn Mendes, “Monster”


  • 10. Wizkid f/Tems, “Essence (Remix)”


  • 9. Omar Lay, “Attention”


  • 8. Migos, “What You See”


  • 7. Juice Wrld, “Wandered to LA”


  • 6. Don Toliver f/Future, “Private Landing”


  • 5. Kehlani, “Up At Night”


  • 4. Jack U, “Where Are U Now”


  • 3. Luis Fonsi f/Daddy Yankee, “Despacito (Remix)”


  • 2. DJ Khaled f/Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, “I’m the One”


  • 1. Travis Scott f/Young Thug, “Maria I’m Drunk”

Diplo Is ‘Not A Huge Fan’ Of Frank Ocean And Thinks Coachella ‘Might Be Having A Hard Time Booking Headliners’

Coachella continues to be the defining music festival of the year, but if you ask Diplo, when it comes to headliners, there’s something to be desired.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said:

“I think they honestly might be having a hard time booking headliners. There’s not much left. We kind of left the era of great superhero acts, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Daft Punk. Their [2006 Coachella set] was the most epic show. Now they book acts like Bad Bunny and Blackpink, who are cool, but they’re just the most Top 40 there is. It’s almost like they’re stadium acts.

[Coachella producers Goldenvoice] have a hard time, because I think there’s not a lot of really culturally relevant new acts. I saw Labrinth. That was amazing. I think that represents real Coachella. He’s part of the zeitgeist. But the rest of it just felt like they had to scramble to find things that were cultural touchstones, but also could bring a big crowd in.”

He then noted that he’s not big on Frank Ocean (but did say he “has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard”) and speculated that “he just doesn’t really care about shows”:

“I don’t think Frank Ocean’s concert needs to be the best or worst anything. It was a show where the ice rink didn’t work and that’s all it needs to be. I didn’t see his show, because I’m not a huge fan. It’s probably a generational thing. I think I was a little older when Frank Ocean came out. I was in my 30s. He has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. I really think he just doesn’t really care about shows. I think that’s Coachella’s fault. He doesn’t really care about his fans, to give them a concert. I don’t think it matters. He’s just a musician. Some people just don’t care.”

Diplo, meanwhile, is heading into a weekend at Stagecoach, another Goldenvoice festival.

Read the interview here.