Diplo produced some of M.I.A.'s early songs, like "Paper Planes," and the two also dated in the 2000s. After Diplo described finding M.I.A. at a party, M.I.A. wrote on Instagram, "This is the first story of a brown female musician who smashed it for the first time...that didn’t happen because I accidentally walked passed Diplo," saying she discovered Diplo, found out where he was performing, and paid her own way into a club to meet him.