Diplo Kind-of Apologizes for Using Artist’s Image Without Permission
Temple alum and creator of Philly’s Mad Decent Dance Parties Diplo came under fire this week when he used a piece of artwork from a GIF artist in a song preview without getting permission. The artist in question, Rebecca Mock, called him out, which started a firestorm of arguments between him Gawker, and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow on the Internet. The whole thing ended in an embarrassing tweet sent from Diplo’s account that said ““i credited her what u want me to do ? Eat her out and massage her boobs at the same time as well.” That tweet, thank goodness, has since been deleted, and he issued what some are calling a failed attempt at an apology today:
I’m sorry i have trollish tendencies on the internet and i like to fight with people .. if your friends and “supporters” hadn’t attacked me we could have probably shared some correspondence maybe even worked on something together … but when people attack me i tend to shit on each and every one of them because thats just what i do.. I’m sorry thats my nature, (i get shitted on too but i have thick skin) I don’t take twitter seriously, i think its a funny place .. For me.. Its not a place for breaking news or serious conversations legal battles.. I’m sorry I think its funny..
The preview track in question is below, a collaboration between him, Skrillex and Missy Elliot.