Diplo Disputes Claim He Said Beyoncé Scrapped New Album

Diplo has elevated to one of the world’s most in-demand music producers, crafting hit songs for a an ever-expanding list of A-list artists including Usher (“Climax”), Justin Bieber (“Thought Of You”) and Snoop Dogg’s current reggae incarnation as Snoop Lion.

During a recent interview with British newspaper The Sun, Diplo discussed working with Beyoncé on music for her long-awaited fifth studio album, but said that the pop star might not use the results.

“I just did two songs for her new album, well, I tried. I think she scrapped the record,” he admitted. “The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas.”

Given the extreme anticipation for a new Beyoncé album, Diplo’s quote about the tracks he worked on for here were misinterpreted by some media outlets as him saying she’s scrapped her entire new album. He quickly hopped on Twitter to set the record straight.

“When I say ‘record,’ I’m talking about one song,” the producer posted. “Music journalism sucks.”

Tom Thorogood, the writer of the original piece in The Sun, took offense to the tweet, and fired back at Diplo.

“It doesn’t dude,” he responded to Diplo’s unflattering assessment of music journalism. “I didn’t misquote you, and it’s all on tape,” he added. “Never mind that the piece is so positive.”

“I was talking about the record I was working on,” Diplo replied. “Other news sources took it as I’m redoing the album.”

Meanwhile, fans and the media continue to clamor for new music from the superstar, who this week used her Instagram account to share a hand-written message that could very well be in regards to her next long-player:

(Courtesy Beyonce/Instagram)

(Courtesy Beyonce/Instagram)

Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour is currently marching across North America, including a three-night stand at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and a headlining slot during her husband Jay-Z’s Made in America festival over Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia.

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