Diplo has clarified his response to Beyoncé’s Grammy Win that he said “they bought that” while praising Beyoncé’s Grammy win for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album.
On Sunday (February 5), Diplo and Beyoncé were both nominated in the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category at the awards ceremony. Where clips from the telecast appear to show Diplo mugging the words “they bought that” upon Beyoncé’s win, DJ insisted yesterday (February 8) that the singer “deserves her flowers.”
Did diplo just said "they bought that"???? pic.twitter.com/kB7UcxKQjG— 𝑨𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒏🖤🥀 (@LYTLMSTAN24) February 8, 2023
“Swipe to the end to see what I said,” Diplo wrote on Instagram, alongside a clip with the caption: “I’m glad to be part of this”. Diplo, who has produced Beyoncé songs like ‘Run the World (Girls)’ and ‘End of Time’, called himself a “Beyonce stan”, and praised the singer for doing “the work” to find “real producers” for ‘Renaissance’. “What’s important to understand was that her intention was 100%,” he added.
“[Beyoncé] deserves her flowers… and when she won I was just proud to see my nomination on the screen in the huge arena.” Elsewhere, Diplo noted how this year’s ceremony marked the first time the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album category was televised, which he said was a reflection of “one of the strongest years for electronic music.”
Diplo spoke affectionately of the inclusiveness of “the dance music community”, saying it has “united the world during my lifetime”. He continued: “Dance music has and will be the most Inclusive music of our generation… Our community has always been gay / straight, but icy , poor.. white black brown purple.”
Diplo Explains His Response To Beyoncé’s Grammy Win “She Deserves Her Flowers”