Diplo: 'Nicki Minaj and Rihanna rejected 'Lean On' single'
The song was eventually recorded by Swedish singer MØ, but Diplo told TIME magazine that it turned out for the best as the cut has a really distinctive sound that the other stars wouldn't have achieved:
"[MØ] sounds better than anybody was going to sound on that record."
"All we want to do is make the records feel like classics, even though they're feeling progressive and strange to a normal ear."
He also went onto praise Tinashe, adding that he's excited to be providing her with material: "She's also an international act - she tours all through Europe, she goes to Africa, she goes to Asia - and when she performs live, she wants to keep it uptempo."
"We're giving her records that feel good. She's beautiful, she can sing really well, she can dance and she lives right by my studio in Burbank, so it's not hard to track her down. I really want to do more with her - I really believe in her as an artist."
Watch the music video for 'Lean On' here:
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