Quenlin Blackwell has defended her decision to live with Diplo.
The 19-year-old TikTok star shocked fans last week when she revealed she had moved in with the 41-year-old producer, prompting concern about the age gap between them, but the social media personality has insisted she is “not being groomed” and views the DJ as her “LA dad”.
And Quenlin stressed that neither she nor Diplo would ever look at the other in a romanic light.
She tweeted: “I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist.
“I’ve been living here over a year…I’d rather break both of my legs and before forced to walk than pursue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke. He’s barley [sic] in LA bc he’s so busy.
“Diplo has given me the opportunity and security to create. Diplo and his team are my mentors in LA and they are my safety net.
“Diplo and his team have saved me numerous times from the weirdos in La. My parents trust him. I trust him. Y’all are making me feel icky. Diplo is my LA dad..nothing more.(sic)”
Quenlin previously claimed she had moved in with Diplo because he has “no other friends”.
Meanwhile, Sia recently admitted she had approached Diplo for “no-strings sex” because he’s one of the few people she’s attracted to.
She said: "Much of our relationship is just being spent trying not to have sex so that we wouldn't ruin our business relationship because he's super-duper hot.
"This year I wrote him a text, and I said, 'Hey, listen, you're like one of five people that I'm sexually attracted to, and now that I've decided to be single for the rest of my life and I just adopted a son, I don't have time for a relationship. 'If you're interested in some no-strings sex, then hit me up.'"