Diplo: Beyoncé's "Run The World" was a 'joke song'
One of the producers of Beyoncé's club single "Run The World (Girls)" says the song originally started out as a joke.
"I still think a lot of people don't even realise where that song came from," Diplo said in an interview with BBC. "That song never really had a push. It was a song we did, kind of like a funny kind of a joke song."
The song was the lead single from the pop diva's 2011 album 4 and contains parts of "Pon De Floor," a raucous club track Diplo produced for his reggae project Major Lazer.
The producer, who recently worked with Usher on his single "Climax," is also behind Beyoncé's latest single "End of Time." So what was it like to be in Beyoncé's presence while working on that track?
"That was super weird man," Diplo told BBC. "Like, I remember we were in the studio working with her and I still couldn't believe it."
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