Yesterday we learned that Casey Dienel, who records under the name White Hinterland, is suing Justin Bieber, Skrillex, and BloodPop over claims that the mega hit “Sorry” contains “unique characteristics of the female vocal riff” from her 2014 song “Ring The Bell.” Today, an astute TMZ paparazzo asked Diplo what he thought of the situation and he had some interesting things to say about it.
The powerhouse producer said he thinks the production team sampled Dienel’s song and that they should have had the wherewithal to clear it first. He also thinks it may have been a too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen situation where someone added the sample and didn’t tell anyone else. He mentioned a similar situation that arose while working on Beyoncé’s Lemonade track “All Night” which samples “SpottieOttieDopaliscious,” suggesting that Outkast might not have been credited if he didn’t point it out. Ultimately Diplo thinks Bieber’s legal team will end up settling out of court. Watch the interview below.