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Diplo Got In A Fight With A Brooklyn Artist Over A GIF

Social media lands the mega-producer in hot water again.

February 12, 2015

UPDATE 2/13/15 12:49 p.m.: Diplo posted a sorta-apology to Mock on TwitLonger. Check it out below:

@rebeccamock sorry if i hurt your feelings, or trivialize your art... lets go thru the steps to see where we are now.. so maybe I was posting music I'm working on.. i used a gif, and I recorded on a studio computer.. found out later that u made said gif (it was via google image search came up with and thats who posted your gif) and then u said it was hard to reach me on twitter.. but i saw it and i wrote u that it was only a snapchat where the gif was playing on my computer while i was working on the remix.. it never came over me that was a site where artist have there gifs for sale or whatever.. i have no idea..But out of respect for you (you were polite enough in your correspondence) i saved the snapchat to my phone and posted it on instagram but this time i said the gif was made by you and added your name.. something i never seen done on any spontaneous vine/instagram or snapchat posts.. i mean if had to credit every piece of art in my studio.. i would be crediting a Korean girl that made a pic for me, a illustration by Jean Andre, and a painting by Geof Darrow who did Shoalin cowboy .. Do i have time for every piece of art in my studio to be credited on every medium of social media.. actually i don't.. maybe i need an intern .. 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.. and do i like the attention? maybe.. I'm just a joking person and i don't even take myself serious so how can i take you guys seriously. Its a .gif that played on my laptop and i recorded on a snapchat. i wasn't selling it or making a profit over it.. i put it up on my instagram because that's all i could do to make people aware that it was yours (snapchats delete after 24 hours).. if you would like me to delete it i will.Was i an asshole? yes.. probably .. Is everyone else being an asshole .. yes but who cares we all live another day and we don't have to always fight... did anyone get hurt.. i hope not .. i just want to make sure you know that i didn't mean any negative feelings towards you (none of the "misogynistic" twitters even tagged you) and i have said much worse things on here. so maybe this is also a future apology to everyone on the internet who follows me

Diplo has, once again, gotten himself into trouble on social media. It all started with an Instagram post in which the outspoken DJ teased an upcoming Jack Ü/Missy Elliott collaboration with a video that incorporates a GIF made by Brooklyn artist Rebecca Mock. Mock called him out on Twitter, writing: "my work isn't your clip art dude. don't sample my gif." To which Diplo responded by adding a credit for Mock to the offending Instagram post (as was the right thing to do)—and by bombarding her with harassing tweets. Some of his cruder replies—"how about u open wide your mouth and massage my balls with your tonsils..also your blocked"—have since been deleted, but FACT captured them in a screenshot of the back-and-forth (below). Judge for yourself.

Diplo Got In A Fight With A Brooklyn Artist Over A GIF