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Diplo may be the DJ everyone simultaneously loves to hate and hates to love (or I might just be projecting), but the man deserves to be recognized for the heroic public service he performed early Thursday evening.
Hours after Kanye West’s sneaky #YeezySeason6 campaign blew up our social media feeds with photos of Kim Kardashian’s famous friends (and former employers — cough, Paris Hilton, cough) dressed up in $950 blonde wigs and West’s latest Spanx-chic offering of bike shorts and sports bras, Diplo posted faux-paparazzi images of his own.
— dip (@diplo) February 1, 2018
Donning waist-length blonde tresses, black trousers, sneakers and nothing else, the maker of such hits as the Justin Bieber banger “Where Are Ü Now” and 2013’s “Bubble Butt” took to the hills of Little Armenia in Los Angeles, where he completely nailed the contrived “#candid” poses with startling accuracy. (It’s all about the coffee cup, we’re sure.)
Not a single cliche pose was spared. Staring off into the distance? Check. Robotically exiting a Honda Accord? Check. Frolicking down an incredibly steep grassy hillside? Check. Add a hazy, cool-toned filter and voila! Is that Kim K. or one-third of EDM musical trio Major Lazer?!
It’s unclear if the women of the Yeezy Season 6 campaign were paid for their services or if they chose to participate out of the goodness of their hearts (and the campaign’s effect on their follower count), but regardless, we think that Diplo has more than earned a spot on the Yeezy payroll. Your move, Kanye.