Diplo has says the Major Lazer hit ‘Lean On‘ was declined by both Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

The single is stripped away from Major Lazer’s recent third album ‘Peace Is The Mission’ and features DJ Snake plus vocals from Danish singer MØ.

In a fresh interview with Time, the Major Lazer member and producer explains how a song was originally written with MØ to be a slow reggae track. The track was then given to Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, who both turned it down.

Following the song’s success, Diplo called their decision “a blessing in disguise.”

“MØ sounds superior to anybody would sound on that record,” he continued. “All we should do is have the records think that classics, despite the fact that they’re feeling progressive and strange with a normal ear.”

Major Lazer – Lean On


Lean On‘ was recently covered by The Maccabees inside the BBC Radio 1 live lounge. Watch the performance here.

Meanwhile, Diplo and Skrillex have confirmed that they’re working on audio with individuals Arcade Fire.

Skrillex and Diplo, aka Jack Ü, got within the studio with Win Butler and Régine Chassagne while you’re on tour in Canada a few weeks ago (July).

At some time, lead singer Butler spoke seem to clarify the studio time was only him with his fantastic wife showing friends around their recording space.

However, in a brand new interview on US TV, Diplo admitted how the musicians recorded an album’s in music together and is currently editing the audio recorded through the brief session.

“We [Skrillex and I] were recently on tour together in Canada,” Diplo told Charlie Rose while appearing on his PBS chat show. “We went along to Montreal, and now we had a day with Arcade Fire. A friend of mine was there, therefore we just said ‘Hey, let’s go encounter you guys’. We attended his garage and merely literally played for 20 minutes, just everybody upon an instrument. I got the files at their store, and today I edit it down these loops in little pieces.”