Diplo is setting the record straight about his relationship with 19-year-old TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell. As it turns out, he’s her… landlord.
The duo were targets of major speculation after an Oct. 23 TikTok live video in which Blackwell said, “I live with Diplo right now, and he fully supports my endeavors.” She then goes and stands next to the 41-year-old producer. The Internet blew up wondering just why a man and a teenager with 22 years between them were living under the same roof.
Today on Twitter, Diplo set the record straight, explaining, “I rent one of my properties to Quen Blackwell. And yes I use the studio that is in that building. 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.”
Blackwell herself also responded, posting a message stating, “I’m not being groomed…I’d rather break both of my legs and be forced to walk than pursue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke.”
So that explains that! Read the messages from Diplo and Blackwell below.
— queen quen (@quenblackwell) October 26, 2020