The producer recalled in a recent interview that he was part of a star-studded session with the singer in which she offered a damning assessment of one of his tracks.
“I had a session with her, and Future was also invited,” Diplo said. “The Weeknd was there. Metro Boomin was there before anybody knew who he was. I was so contact high.
“Future played her, like, 700 songs. It was four in the morning. Finally, I was like, ‘Yo, G, I’m leaving unless you let me play her a song’.
“So I played her a song. And she was like, “This sounds like a reggae song at an airport”. [laughs] I was like, I’m gonna go kill myself.”
Posting a screengrab of a link to a story about her Diplo diss, Rihanna wrote “my bad @Diplo” with the playful hashtag #dutyfree.
Rihanna has also used her Instagram this week to show off her incredible outfit for Barbados’s Crop Over Festival, which led to fans declaring the singer a goddess.
Following the song’s success, Diplo called their decision to decline the track “a blessing in disguise.”