Diplo Calls Flo Rida a "Fuckboi," Accuses Rapper of Stealing Misogynist Video Concept
Flo Rida is a Florida boy who's basically made a career of ripping off dance music instant classics, and Diplo is a Florida boy who's made a career spawning them.
So far, the two haven't really crossed paths. But it seems that's all changed in the time it takes to shake an ass and tweet "ur a fuck ass fuckboi."
In short, Diplo has accused Flo Rida of stealing the premise for the new "Can't Believe It" music video from an old Dip staple. And now, the producer has challenged the buff man to a street brawl.
Diplo is admittedly one of the most sarcastic tweeters on the planet, and his threats do seem exaggerative, but how you going to call someone a "fuckboi" and get away with it?
yo @official_flo ur a fuck ass fuckboi for ripping off my video— diplo-rida (@diplo) July 29, 2013
After getting a bunch of retweets and attention for his claims, Diplo tried to assemble a mob.
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
Then he gave the final call to action.
I'll totally fight flo-rida in a street fight and totally get my ass whooped . But ill fight him anyway cuz I'll fight for what I believe in— diplo-rida (@diplo) July 29, 2013
Still, Diplo doesn't let it get to him.
Tbh my beef w @official_flo is kinda lame.. My team will just stay being creative and working hard. We got ideas forever— diplo-rida (@diplo) July 29, 2013
But the real question: Did Flo Rida rip off Diplo?
In the new video for "Can't Believe It" featuring Pitbull, the two Miami rappers dance about among some video hoffessionals whose butts have been blown up by goofy-goggle special effects. They are stripped of their identities by a kaleidoscope effect turning them into nothing but legs and butts.
There are some infinite-mirror tricks and definitely some choreography that resembles the similarly executed music-video objectification taking place in Diplo's 2012 "Butter's Theme" clip, although Dip's misogyny is a bit more artistically original.
Still, we're not entirely convinced Diplo was the originator of leg-and-ass camera tricks. We recall similar scenes and footage in videos for Justice's "On'n'On" as well as Chromeo's "Fancy Footwork," both predating "Butter's Theme."
But we're kind of down for anything that leaves Flo Rida with egg on his face.
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