DJ-producer Diplo, aka Thomas Wesley Pentz, recently proclaimed that he is “half gay” in a tweet to rapper Angel Haze.
@AngelHaze I’m only half gay and I don’t play guitar let’s hang
— dip (@diplo) June 14, 2016
Diplo recently spoke out on Instagram about the Orlando shooting and his experiences in the club scene there:
I grew up in the clubs in Orlando . It’s where I went when I first left my parents house after high school.. I got fascinated w music and learned quickly . It was easily the most sophisticated club scene in America for a long time. Places like icon and Firestone and cyberZone.. As a kid in rural road Florida I would drive an hour home late night after going to see a dj or a band. The worst thing that could happen is the cops might shut down a rave. Some of us only had these places to go to get away from our shitty jobs waiting tables at restaurants or Disney or mowing lawns or parking cars. It could be any of our children enjoying themselves feeling safe in a moment like this with their life taken by a random violent act. These are the places where I work everyday and it’s sad and confusing that the one place where you can be yourself and leave everything outside for a moment can be taken from us. I grew up in a beautiful place in Florida and I wouldn’t be the person I am if it wasn’t for the diversity I experienced as a kid. I pray that this is he last time I have to read a story like the one about pulse night club
(photo via Instagram)