It’s official, according to gossip websites at least: DJ/producer/Mad Decent honcho/twerk enthusiast Diplo is dating pop star Katy Perry. We normally don’t pay much attention to scuttlebutt like this, but there is something interesting about the alleged romance in lieu of the type of women Diplo (who once dated M.I.A.) typically favors in his shows. Apparently the two were seen gallivanting together at Coachella and that’s set off a lot of interest in what could be happening between the two artists. According to the New York Post, “Katy and Diplo hooked up at Coachella. They were together behind the main stage, where she had a tour bus or trailer, and a group of her friends were hanging out. It was very obvious that Katy and Diplo were together. They seemed inseparable and at one point they were seen getting onto her bus together.”
The pair were “inseparable” at a party for designer Jeremy Scott and Adidas on Saturday night. Radar Online reported, “They’ve been friends forever … It definitely looked like more than that! At one point he even had his arms around her.”
Had her arms around her? That sounds absolutely scandalous.
But the weekend at Coachella wasn’t without drama. Radar Online reports that one female fan got too close to Diplo, posing for several pics and hanging all over him. That didn’t go down with Perry. “Katy had the girl thrown out!” the source claims. “She was yelling and kind of upset about it. The girl didn’t have a wristband and was a total sloppy party crasher, but still, it was kind of surprising.”
Neither of the two posted pictures of themselves together at Coachella, but Diplo did post this awesome “selfie” on Instagram.
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Diplo’s tour rider has been released and it rivals Van Halen’s legendary 53-page hospitality rider in the ’80s demanding such things as herring in sour cream, four cases of Schlitz Malt Liquor, one large tube KY Jelly and M&M’s with the brown ones removed.
According to Pitchfork, promoters who hire Mad Decent’s head honcho must provide him with a slew of hilarious amenities including: one gorilla (“Silverback is preferred, an orangutan is also acceptable”), one Malawian orphan, one framed picture of Diplo, one parrot (“trained to say your name”), one dart board (“with Nicolas Cage’s face on it”), one arranged marriage, one violin player (“to play while we eat our cheese plate”), the third season of “Lost” (“on VHS tapes”), two inflatable animals (“bonus points for endangered or extinct species”), a 1983 Yak Face Star Wars: Return of the Jedi action figure (“new in package”)… and much more.
Here’s Diplo’s tour rider for you to drool over:
Non-required, but greatly appreciated, items to be available at the request of the ARTIST or their personnel immediately following soundcheck:
Two (2) Air Horns
Two (2) Inflatable Animals (Bonus points for endangered or extinct species)
Four (4) Blank Maxell Cassettes (New in Package)
One (1) Paddle Swimmin’ Pool
1983 G.I. Joe Storm Shadow Action Figure (New in Package)
One (1) Framed Picture of Diplo
One (1) Gorilla (Silverback is preferred, an Orangutan is also acceptable)
Ten (10) Magnum Condoms
One (1) Malawian Orphan
One (1) Arranged Marriage
One (1) Original Nintendo in the box (with receipt from Kiddy City)
One (1) Violin Player (to play while we eat our cheese plate)
Two (2) Matches and Lighter Fluid
One (1) Bonfire Pit
Two (2) Logs to sit on
Third season of Lost (on VHS tapes)
One (1) Parrot that is trained to say your name
One (1) dart board (with Nicolas Cage’s face on it)
Short Wave Radio
1983 Yak Face Star Wars Return of the Jedi Action Figure (New in Package)