Did Anger Inspire CL’s Latest Collab With Diplo?


The news of CL’s debut as a solo artist in the US is still circulating. While we don’t actually know when CL– the leader of globally known K-pop girl group 2NE1 — will actually drop her album, she has been teasing us with features on the tracks of other artists. For instance, she tag-teamed with Big Bang’s G-Dragon to rap on top of the “Dirty Vibe” beats produced by both Skrillex and Diplo (under the alias Jack Ãœ). Well, it looks like CL and Diplo are in musical matrimony as they continue collaborating in the newly-released “Doctor Pepper.”

This track is nothing like what you would expect from the multi-lingual rapper, singer and muse to Moschino designer Jeremy Scott. The song is far from the super colorful world of K-pop. Instead, it does a complete one-eighty with it’s grimy, heavy bass Trap beats. We’ve seen CL shedding away that media-ready image and she’s now taking the reigns of her creative freedom under her US management.

What’s most surprising is that the anger-evoking emptiness to CL’s lyrics was inspired by the actual drink, Dr. Pepper. Okay, maybe that’s not so surprising after all, but the back story is pretty funny.

“Diplo canceled a session on me, and I was so mad at him,” CL admits in a Fader article. “I was drinking a can of Dr. Pepper and wrote the song so I could go home as soon as possible.” But the heat of moment worked in her favor because Diplo ending up loving it.

Check it out below and tell us what you think.