Diplo responded to the backlash he acquired from followers after 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell claimed she was residing with the 41-year-old DJ.
Final week, the social media celeb shared along with her 4.1 million followers that she was shacking up with Diplo.
“I reside with Diplo proper now, and he absolutely helps my endeavors,” she shared within the TikTok video.
However after followers started speculating that Diplo and Blackwell had been romantically concerned, the artist took to Twitter to set the document straight.
“OK so I lease one among my properties to @quenblackwell. And sure I take advantage of the studio that’s in that constructing,” he mentioned on Sunday. “Her social media is sarcastic and chaotic and I can see you may get a twisted concept however there may be nothing however a friendship between us.”
He added, “As a landlord I don’t actually contemplate age or race as a qualification. U simply gotta pay safety deposit. And don’t poke holes within the partitions or damage my carpet.”
And when a fan inquired what he and a 19-year-old had in frequent for a friendship, the “Genius” artist responded, “We made music collectively.”
Blackwell additionally defended her option to reside in Diplo’s residence and rejected the notion that she was courting him.
“i’m an grownup. i’m not being groomed. platonic relationships exist,” she tweeted on Sunday. “i’ve been residing right here for over a 12 months…i’d moderately break each my legs and be compelled to stroll than pursure diplo romantically and he’d moderately choke.”
She defined that he’s at all times busy and “barely in LA” and mentioned that the artist has been supportive of her profession.
“diplo has given me the chance and the safety to create. diplo and his crew are my mentors in LA and the are my security internet,” she mentioned. “diplo and his crew have saved me quite a few occasions from the weirdors in LA. my dad and mom belief him. i belief him. y’all are making me really feel icky. diplo is my LA dad..nothing extra.”
Diplo has appeared in a number of of Blackwell’s TikTok movies, together with one the place the 2 are seen dancing collectively with a caption that reads, “Once you dont should pay lease.”
She additionally posted a number of different movies titled “Residing with Diplo: The Collection” the place she highlights what it’s wish to reside with the DJ.