Diplo Reveals Story Behind Robert Plant Collaboration Selfie
But in an interview Thursday with KROQ's Kevin & Bean, Diplo revealed the story behind the infamous photo with the Led Zeppelin frontman. "I was on tour with Robert Plant down in South America and we never did anything together, I just wrote that on my Instagram," he said. "It seemed like it was so insane that no one would take it seriously but now I'm actively going to look for him to do a collaboration.
"The reason I even approached him backstage is because he beat me for the GRAMMY Record of the Year four years ago [note: Plant and Alison Krauss won for "Please Read the Letter" in 2009, beating out the Diplo-produced "Paper Planes") and I told him that was my only chance to get that award and you and Alison Krauss ruined it for me, but I still want to get a photo with you anyway."
Bean remarked that for being such a young guy, it's "awesome" that Diplo has an appreciation for Plant. "He's so awesome and he has just such a good vibe," Diplo said. "He didn't really know who I was but he spent like a half hour talking to me about whatever, and I thought that was just so cool." Read more here.
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