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Diplo Calls Out Flo Rida For Copy Cat Video



Accusations of plagiarism. Twitter beef. Rappers.  Welcome to the crazy world of electronic music in 2013 wherein industry disputes making their way onto public online forums seems to be the norm. The latest twitter battle to commence is between Mad Decent boss Diplo and erm, alleged hip hop artist Flo Rida. What could cause tension between the commercial rapper and the usually affable Diplo you might ask? Well the bone of contention lies in the video to Flo Rida’s ‘new song’ Can’t Believe It in which the man from Florida creatively spits bars about scantily clad women and how in awe he is of their derrieres over the beats of Infinity Ink with a cameo from serial collaborator Pitbull. Unlike several other commercial artists ahem, Will.i.am, ahem it appears the background over which Flo Rida so playfully muses about women’s physiques isn’t the issue in question but rather his content being strikingly similar to Diplo’s tongue in cheek ‘Butter’s Theme’.

Further proof of reincarnation aside (if Flo Rida isn’t the reincarnation of a young Bill Shakespeare then we don’t know who is) it appears Diplo has refused to take the perceived similarity lying down and has blasted the Florida in a series of angry and hilarious tweets after changing his handle on the social networking site to Diplo-rida. The tweets start off with a direct challenge about the similarities before threatening to ‘egg’ Flo Rida’s house and saying he would be willing to fight the rapper despite thinking he would get his ‘ass whooped’. You can check out some of the tweets and both videos below. Similar? Sure, but what we’re even more sure of is if Vincent Van Gogh had heard the work of Flo Rida that he would have probably decided to cut both of his ears off…

yo @official_flo ur a fuck ass fuckboi for ripping off my video

— diplo-rida (@diplo) July 29, 2013 

im goin to go toilet paper the trees in front of flo-rida mansion if you want u can ride or die with me. also bring eggs . pleas RT

— diplo-rida (@diplo) July 29, 2013

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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