Diplo, the mastermind behind Beyonce’s Run the World (Girls) and Usher’s current smash Climax said Brown didn’t act gracefully considering the circumstances of the live set – his first since being dropped from the Grammys in 2009 following his assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna the night before.
“I’m not a circuit-court judge or anything,” Diplo told Rolling Stone magazine. “Chris Brown served his sentence. What else can you do? I do think he’s an asshole – like, at the Grammys, he could have been more graceful. But he’s an artist. He’s good at what he does.”
Ironically, the Philadelphia-based DJ has provided Breezy with one of his biggest tracks, ‘Look At Me Now’ featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, which was Brown’s highest charting hit in three years on its release in 2011.
In another interview with OkayPlayer, the producer made more candid comments, this time about his work with Beyonce, saying “sometimes I make records I don’t even like. I’m working on a some pop artists, like I’m not even that excited about the Beyonce record [Run the World].