Diplo sticks up for Madonna, saying 'it sucks to be a woman' in the music industry

The producer also says he has made peace with Taylor after suggesting she had a flat bum last year

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Producer Diplo knows people don’t think of him as the nicest guy in the music industry.

But during an interview with Rolling Stone the producer showed a softer side as he spoke candidly about how tough older women have it.

When asked about Madonna, who he has worked with on a number of projects, he said:

“She created the world we live in. It already sucks to be a woman in the music industry, but to be a boss woman is even harder.

“She sold out her tour in minutes, but no one seems to want her to succeed — “Madonna, we've been there, done that, now we're about Kim Kardashian.” Her song Ghosttown was a guaranteed Number One for anybody else, but she didn't get a fair shot.

"With Bitch I'm Madonna, everyone said there's no way it will go anywhere, but I'm like, “Screw it, it represents you more than anything.”

Diplo also said he had settled his ‘beef’ with Queen of Pop Taylor Swift.

The producer incurred the wrath of Taylor fans across the globe by suggesting a kickstarter to get the singer a ‘booty’ last year.

It prompted Lorde to coolly suggest ‘should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it’, which soon went viral.

“We squashed it!” he said. “I saw her at the Grammys and she was supernice and cool. Her fans loved the beef, though. That’s all they have. They don’t have, like, real things going on.”


He also admitted that following the debacle, Ed Sheeran unfollowed him, although he didn’t seem too concerned about that.