David Guetta is a French DJ who changed the electronic music scene in ’09 with his breakthrough album One Love. He is the second highest-paid DJ in the world who has sold over 40 million singles internationally. Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together a list of top 10 surprising facts you didn’t know about the producer.

Number One: David Guetta Doesn’t Drink

He spends most of his time surrounded by drunk people, but he’s never one of them. David Guetta doesn’t drink or smoke, and he doesn’t take any drugs either: “Some people need drink or drugs to open themselves to music but I don’t need anything.”

Number Two: He is an Art Connoisseur

The DJ loves art and whenever he travels to another country for work, he always tries to visit as many galleries as possible. Guetta’s favorite museums are New Art and Paris’ Pompidou and Tasmania’s Museum of Old.

Number Three: Guetta Vs. Lorde

Australian magazine Faster Louder overheard a conversation between Lorde and her managerwhen asked whether she would collaborate with David Guetta, she replied “F*ck no, he’s gross.” Guetta was prompt to respond, stating that he never even asked her to.

Number Four: Guetta Makes His Songs on Planes

His favorite place to work on his music is inside planes. According to the DJ, planes are the perfect place to work at because there’s no internet, no phone and no meetings. Luckily for him, David Guetta has his very own private jet.

Number Five: Party on a Plane

David Guetta, in collaboration with Spanish airline Vueling, threw a surprise party for all the passengers at 30,000 feet on their way to Ibiza. The flight was recreated again a few years later for their “Fly Me, I’m Famous” campaign.

Number Six: The DJ Threw Beach Parties as a Kid

He already dreamed of spinning records at 8 years old. When he was 14, he would head to the shore, laptop in hand, and throw parties for strangers at the beach.

Number Seven: Guetta Wants to DJ in Space

He already performed in space; Space Ibiza. But this time, he wants to become the first DJ to perform in actual space. He has been toying with the idea since ’11, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen any time soon.

Number Eight: David’s Ex-Wife Didn’t Approve of One of His Songs

Cathy Lobé, who had been married to David for 24 years until filing for divorce in ’14, was shocked to hear her then husband’s single Sexy Bitch. She found the word “bitch” to be offensive, but it was already too late to be changed.

Number Nine: His Horse Outcry

David Guetta sparked major uproar when he brought a horse on stage into his ’15 Summer shows at Pachá Club Ibiza. Animal lovers complained about his “irresponsible decision” due to the high levels of noise and lighting that could potentially put the animal under a lot of stress. The DJ had to step back and remove the animal from his performance.

Number Ten: David Guetta is a Dubai Resident

We were aware that he owns a house in Paris and another one in Ibiza but, did you know he’s also a Dubai resident? He has a property in Dubai Marina he never talks about. David Guetta spends quite some time in the Arab city whenever he wants to take a break from work and just relax.

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