Diplo Appropriates Artwork, Makes Misogynistic Comments, Fights With Geoff Barrow On Twitter
13 February 2015, 17:19 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
A good day.
Yesterday, Diplo shared a new remix for Jack Ü's "Take Ü There" ft. Missy Elliot via Snapchat, using an uncredited illustrated GIF from Brooklyn Artist Rebecca Mock. After the artist tweeted about the infringement on Twitter, a downward slide of Terrible Events ensued where Diplo revealed the inner workings of his mind to be like the verbal equivalent of...
The appropriated GIF artwork below:
And when the illustrator confronted him about the infringement on Twitter, Diplo was quick to un-assume responsibility: pointing to his retroactive attempt of crediting the artist via Instagram.
.@diplo has shared one of my .gifs as background art for his music w/out asking me. my work isn't your clip art dude. don't sample my gif.— Rebecca Mock (@rebeccamock) February 11, 2015
@rebeccamock can't really credit U on snapchat - was recording a webpage I was on but i put it on Instagram w your @ in the comments— Giflo (@diplo) February 11, 2015
Diplo then added:
And when Geoff Barrow of seminal trip-hop band, Portishead, tweeted him in response, Diplo then proceeded to call him a "Salty Asshole".
And the dialogue ended like...
Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty— Giflo (@diplo) November 12, 2014
Get Taylor Swift A Booty https://t.co/RpkB8JExSV— Giflo (@diplo) November 12, 2014