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Diplo Is Throwing Down A Thomas Wesley Set in Fortnite with Noah Cyrus & Young Thug

Diplo is throwing down Fortnite Party Royale style (again)!

He already took over the virtual decks this year for a special Major Lazer set, but coming up this Thursday he’ll appear again as Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley inside Fortnite. The main stage performance will include special guests Noah Cyrus and Young Thug, both featured on the country-focused album.

Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil dropped last month with much crossover appeal, proving country and dance go hand-in-hand after Avicii already proved it the first time back in 2013. To see it play out in Fortnite will be an entirely different animal, however.

The premiere of Fortnite’s Party Royale saw performances from Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis and deadmau5. We expect the trend to continue as those staying at home seek online entertainment.

More on Fortnite’s Party Royale mode here.

Take your llama down to Party Royale and dance til you can’t no more cause Thomas Wesley is comin’ to town.@diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley with special guests @noahcyrus and @youngthug LIVE at the Main Stage June 25 at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT pic.twitter.com/bqeMIA2aMe

— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) June 23, 2020

 

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Diplo Confirms Son with Jevon King In Touching Mother’s Day Post

This Mother’s Day, Diplo confirmed he and model Jevon King have a son together… though, it was already strongly speculated.

In a touching Mother’s Day post, Diplo shouted out the strong mothers in his life. His own mother, Barbara Jean CoxKathryn Lockhart, the mother of his sons Lockett and Lazer; and Jevon King, who recently gave birth to their son Pace.

Along with the photos, a sweet message: “Thanks for giving me life and helping me create it – the three strongest mothers in the world.. I’m still a work in progress but u have given three perfect beautiful boys 🤍 I love you all til the moon and back.”

Official congratulations to Diplo and Jevon!

And, Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the amazing moms out there!

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Thanks for giving me life and helping me create it – the three strongest mothers in the world.. I'm still a work in progress but u have given three perfect beautiful boys 🤍 I love you all til the moon and back

A post shared by Thomas Wesley (@diplo) on May 10, 2020 at 9:04am PDT

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Diplo Weighs In On Weeknd & Usher Beef

As Vulture rightfully points out, R&B beef just doesn’t hit the same as rap beef. For those that need some catching up, in a new interview with Variety, the Weeknd recalled one of the first moments he felt his music’s impact on the genre, throwing some shade in the process. “House of Balloons literally changed the sound of pop music before my eyes,” he said. “I heard ‘Climax,’ that [2012] Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f—, that’s a Weeknd song.’ It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry.”

And that was all it took for fans to go off to the races, stanning their respective artists on either side and the media ate it up as the two artists beefing. In reality, it was a mostly innocuous comment and Usher’s only retort was singing “Climax” a cappella on his Instagram story last night.

Still, Weeknd ended up trending on Twitter. And today, Diplo is trending along with him because, surprise, he worked on “Climax” with Usher.

“The production on Climax lends itself to House of Balloons era @theweeknd,” he tweeted. “When I heard those early records they blew my mind – soulful in their silences, and a spacey iconic voice that felt uniquely internet. the idea of R&B having dark edges was what I wanted to bring to @usher.”

the production on Climax lends itself to House of Balloons era @theweeknd. when I heard those early records they blew my mind – soulful in their silences, and a spacey iconic voice that felt uniquely internet. the idea of R&B having dark edges was what I wanted to bring to @usher

— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) April 9, 2020

The Weeknd returned to put what should have been the nail in the coffin, lamenting the media that “blows things out of proportion and takes things out of context.” He offered some warm words on Usher’s behalf and that should have been it.

Of course media blows things out of proportion and takes things out of context. Usher is a King and always an inspiration so it was flattering to hear what him and Diplo did on climax. XO https://t.co/GdLX4xD58a

— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 9, 2020

And yet, one of the cowriters on the track, Ariel Rechtshaid, claimed that the song was “inspired in the room without any subconscious or conscious outside influence,” which is… pretty much impossible to claim that you’re not subconsciously inspired by anything. It’s subconscious. You’re literally not conscious of it.

i tweet this with the utmost respect to all parties involved. climax was inspired in the room without any subconscious or conscious outside influence.

— Ariel RechtshAid (@arielrechtshaid) April 9, 2020

Hopefully this is the end of the whole ordeal and we can all go on with our lives.

 

Photo courtesy of Coachella