Katy Perry Spotted with Producer Diplo


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Pop star Katy Perry has been spotted with Los Angeles-based DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter Wesley Pentz, a.k.a Diplo. The two were seen at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station in Manhattan, and were "very affectionate, very lovey-dovey," a source told People Magazine. The source added that as they left the gathering, "they quickly separated. She didn't want it to look like they were together, but they were."

Interestingly, Perry, 29, was recently spotted with rapper and performance artist Riff Raff, also known as Horst Christian Simco. Riff Raff happens to be on the roster of Diplo's own Mad Decent record label, and has been working with the producer on his oft-delayed record entitled Neon Icon, which is set to be released ... sometime.

On Friday night, Perry and Diplo attended a birthday party at 1Oak where he performed. The two had previously been seen together at Coachella, and according to a source, "They were hanging out all (Saturday) night at the Jeremy Scott party – and they hung out all day Sunday at Coachella. They checked out Alesso together."

Perry might simply be working on some sort of musical collaboration with Diplo, 35, and his Mad Decent underlings, after coming off of an abrupt breakup with John Mayer. Perry had dumped Mayer last month, after he allegedly cheated on her with General Hospital actress Kelly Monaco.

Mayer, who once described Jessica Simpson as being “sexual napalm,” apparently failed to understand the concept of using a burner phone to communicate with his paramours, and was busted and promptly let go. A source revealed that “Katy found texts on his phone. She was devastated and realized he’s a sex fiend who isn’t capable of telling the truth.”

During the early stages of his career, Diplo (named after the dinosaur Diplodocus) produced M.I.A.'s hit Paper Planes, and went on to work with Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Lion and G-Dragon.

Perhaps Perry either took a dip in a swimming pool before letting her hair dye and its intended color dry, or maybe she's fallen under a deeper influence of the zany-haired rapper Riff Raff.

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