Diplo Denies Living With 19-Year-Old TikTok Star After Twitter Tries To Cancel Him
Over the weekend, the controversy-avoidant and all-around-good guy Diplo was trending on Twitter because people thought he was living with and/or dating a teenager. It all started when, on Friday, 19-year-old Quenlin Blackwell had a TikTok live video in which she said, “I live with Diplo right now, and he fullly supports my endeavors” before going to stand next to him. Considering Diplo is 41 and generally has a history of riling people up, you could say people … reacted.
Today, both Diplo and Blackwell have responded. In Blackwell’s message she said: “I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist. I’ve been living here for over a year … I’d rather break both of my legs and be forced to walk than pursue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke.” She added: “Diplo is my LA dad … nothing more.”
Diplo, for his part, offered some more details on their connection: He’s Blackwell’s landlord. “And yes I use the studio that is in that building,” he added in a tweet. “Her social media is sarcastic and chaotic and I can see you can get a twisted idea but there is nothing but a friendship between us.” Some people responded to him pointing to tweets from about a decade ago where he joked or talked about sleeping with younger women, and he partially responded to those, too, claiming his old Twitter wasn’t exactly “credible” and/or he’s embarrassed by it. It seems, for now, if you want to cancel Diplo you will have to cancel him for being a landlord, not for dating women half his age. You can see his and Blackwell’s tweets below.