TikTok’s Quenlin Blackwell, 19, defends living with her ‘mentor’ DJ Diplo, 41, after fans question relationship

TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell defended her relationship with DJ Diplo after fans raised concern about the pair living together.

The 19-year-old social media star announced on Twitter that Diplo, 41, was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit.

Blackwell responded to the controversy with a video mocking articles about their relationship, which ended with the camera flashing a shot at the DJ’s numerous awards. 

Unique: TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell defended her relationship with DJ Diplo after fans raised concern about the pair living together.

Unique: TikTok star Quenlin Blackwell defended her relationship with DJ Diplo after fans raised concern about the pair living together.

Earlier in the week, Quenlin announced on her platform: ‘I live with Diplo right now, and he fully supports my endeavors.’ 

She added that her living situation works because he has ‘no other friends,’ comments which raised concerns by followers.  

‘I’m an adult. I’m not being groomed. Platonic relationships exist,’ Quenlin wrote in a lengthy message. ‘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 in LA bc he’s so busy.’

Talk about it: The 19-year-old social media star announced on Twitter that Diplo, 41, was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit

Talk about it: The 19-year-old social media star announced on Twitter that Diplo, 41, was more of a father figure to her than a romantic pursuit

Interesting: She added that her living situation works because he has 'no other friends,' comments which raised concerns by followers

Interesting: She added that her living situation works because he has ‘no other friends,’ comments which raised concerns by followers

She continued: ‘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.’

While fans read what she had to say, they pleaded for Quenlin to be cautious. 

‘What we’re saying is that he’s a known creep and this arrangement is inappropriate on his part,’ one user wrote. ‘I hope you understand that and realize it’s not you who’s being criticized here.’ 

User @sierra_bailey14 wrote: ‘We’re all glad you’re safe but you can’t deny he has a past of grooming young black girls and predatory behaviour towards young girls it’s just very concerning.’ 

Talk about it: While fans read what she had to say, they pleaded for Quenlin to be cautious

Talk about it: While fans read what she had to say, they pleaded for Quenlin to be cautious

Tough: User @sierra_bailey14 wrote: 'We're all glad you're safe but you can't deny he has a past of grooming young black girls and predatory behaviour towards young girls it's just very concerning'

Tough: User @sierra_bailey14 wrote: ‘We’re all glad you’re safe but you can’t deny he has a past of grooming young black girls and predatory behaviour towards young girls it’s just very concerning’

Another user commented: ‘The fact that y’all try to play off people calling out diplo in her comments as a “reach” and as ppl trying to invade her “business” is beyond messy cause y’all fail to realize he has been outted as a predator MULTIPLE TIMES. And y’all trying to see it as anything else is sad.

Diplo — who’s full name is Thomas Wesley Pentz — has caught controversy over the years for retweeting and liking underage girls twerking as part of his ‘express yourself’ hashtag.

Former girlfriend M.I.A. once said their tumultuous relationship was volatile due to his jealous tendencies.

‘When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label and it was the corniest thing in the world that could possibly happen,’ she told Rolling Stone.

Not great: Diplo ¿ who's full name is Thomas Wesley Pentz ¿ has caught controversy over the years for retweeting and liking underage girls twerking as part of his 'express yourself' hashtag

Not great: Diplo — who’s full name is Thomas Wesley Pentz — has caught controversy over the years for retweeting and liking underage girls twerking as part of his ‘express yourself’ hashtag

source: dailymail.co.uk

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