Diplo Reveals Rihanna & Nicki Minaj Passed On “Lean On”

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You know you love the song “Lean On” by Major Lazer but did you know that Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, but the song eventually went to MØ where it became a hit. Diplo one of the masterminds behind, Major Lazor’s “Lean On” (and Jack Ü’s song “Where Are Ü Now” featuring Justin Bieber’s hit by the way) explains the song was offered to Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, although it was still a slower reggae track at the time, but he calls their rejection “a blessing in disguise.”

“[MØ] sounds better than anybody was going to sound on that record,” Diplo tells Time Magazine. “All we want to do is make the records feel like classics, even though they’re feeling progressive and strange to a normal ear.”

Diplo’s everywhere and you just don’t know that he’s been around for the past decade.

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