Mainstream pop artists of late have been notorious for ripping off creations rising from underground EDM culture; doesn't seem to matter if its music, video, art, or fashion. Add Top 40 artist Flo-rida to this list, as its hard to deny that his most recent video for "Can't Believe It" pulls heavy influence from Diplo's (featuring Gents & Jawns) "Butter's Theme" video.
Diplo called Flo-rida out on twitter saying "yo @official_flo ur a fuck ass fuckboi for ripping off my video". He went on to say to his audience "not even bubble butt lol he ripped off [Butter's Theme]" in reference to Flo-rida's song also being a tribute to the female gluteus maximus.
There was a call to arms of sort from the Mad Decent captain, going on to say "I'm goin to go toilet paper the trees in front of Flo-rida mansion if you want u can ride or die with me. Also bring eggs. pleas RT".
He backed his convictions by stating "I'll totally fight Flo-rida in a street fight and totally get my ass whooped . But ill fight him anyway cuz I'll fight for what I believe in".
In the end, Diplo brushed it off, and re-enforced his crew's work ethic and creative capacity by tweeting:
TBH my beef w @official_flo is kinda lame.. My team will just stay being creative and working hard. We got ideas forever.
And in the end that's what will always keep him and the posse over at Mad Decent two steps ahead of the game. Take a look at the videos below and make your own call: