Who Is Katy Perry's New Boyfriend, DJ Diplo?

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Get the skinny on Katy Perry's new man, DJ Diplo.

Katy Perry has a new man! The "Dark Horse" singer was spotted cozying up to DJ Diplo at Coachella, and, well, let's just say he's not exactly a break in her bad boy habit after her split from John Mayer. Who is he?

Diplo has a son.
One of the breaking points for Katy Perry and Russell Brand was allegedly Perry not wanting children right away, but Diplo has a little boy named Lockett, born in 2010, from a previous relationship.

Diplo has nude photos floating around, and they ain't pretty.
He posted a photo of his own penis over a toilet that had clearly just been used. Sexy! (If you're into that sort of thing, you can peep the NSFW pics here.)

He loves dinosaurs.
"Diplo" is short for "diplodocus."

Katy Perry isn't Diplo's first female artist romance.
He collaborated with and dated rapper M.I.A. from 2003 to 2008, co-producing her smash "Paper Planes." He's spoken out about her since and sounded a little bitter, telling The New York Times, "[M.I.A.] can't really make music or art that well, but she's better than anyone at putting crazy ideas into motion. She knows how to manipulate, how to withhold, how to get what she wants."

He missed a recording session with Beyonce for a bar fight.
"I had to go to anger-management courses in Compton with teenage gangsters that beat their cousins," Diplo told GQ of the incident and missed opportunity. "That was pretty grounding." He also thinks substances help him with his anger issues, saying, "I smoked DMT last month and that grounds you really quickly. That's ego. It's all bad things. It's like, every ounce of paranoia you get from smoking weed magnified by a million. You also get like a tripping-out, crazy, intense experience. It's mind-blowing. That's my advice for all celebrities. Go to some anger management classes, smoke DMT once every two or three months, and you'll be good." Sure, okay.

Diplo has a pretty long rap sheet.
He admits to arrests for everything from shoplifting to trespassing, and proudly calls his caucasian self "the face of the ghetto." Right.

Diplo loves Twitter feuds.
He's got into it in 140 characters or less with everyone from gossip blog Oh No They Didn't to rappers Azealia Banks (who, to be fair, is infamous for her Twitter trolling) and goodnatured MC Flo Rida, who Diplo threatened to fight. (Uh, Diplo, have you seen Flo's biceps? Bad move.)

He also has a stellar resume.
He's worked with everyone from Britney Spears to Usher, both as a solo artist and has half od the duo Major Lazer. And though he didn't get to record with Queen Bey, she sampled the Major Lazer track "Pon De Floor" for "Run The World (Girls)."
 

 

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