Diplo hasn’t been shy about not feeling M.I.A.’s new album (neither have a lot of reviewers). But the producer (and ex-BF) responsible for much of the music found on M.I.A.’s first two albums has made some especially harsh statements to Blackbookmag.com.
On what went wrong with MAYA: She didn’t care about it. I was in the studio with her, she didn’t write anything.
On the long running partnership with Diplo and Switch: Me and Switch tried our best to be quality control of the record and she didn’t want that. She kind of went on her own way. I was like, Look, nobody in your crew—we were the only people she could trust, and our asses were on the line too. We got here because of working with people like her. We care about the way things sound, and when the people that she works with don’t, then it’s fucked up. She’s got a talent in every aspect. She’s got ideas bigger than any artist I’ve ever met and she’s someone to fuckin’ make that happen. All she has is a bunch of yes men around her and they kinda suck.”
On burning bridges: “I burned like twenty bridges with her. I build my own bridges, it doesn’t matter. I’m honest. As soon as she comes to terms with what she does then we can work again. One of us has to be like, We fucked up, and then we can do it again.”
Read the whole interview at Blackbookmag.com