If you thought Diplo was going soft just because he's working with mainstream artists like Beyonce, Usher and Chris Brown these days, think again.
In an intimate profile by Rolling Stone, Diplo reveals that while he respects Chris Brown, the artist, he doesn't think too highly of Chris Brown, the man.
"I do think he's an asshole – like, at the Grammys, he could have been more graceful. But he's an artist. He's good at what he does."
As for his ex-flame M.I.A., Diplo keeps the love/hate beef between them alive by slamming her middle finger stunt at the Super Bowl and unflinchingly panning her collaboration with Madonna on "Give Me All Your Luvin'."
"[The middle finger at the Super Bowl] was kind of stupid. I think her being on that Madonna song is kind of lame, and she was trying to make up for that. That song is such a flop."
This kind of candor won't win Diplo too many friends in Hollywood, but who needs showbiz friends anyway, right? The good news is that Chris Brown hasn't freaked out about this on Twitter — yet.