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Diplo Has Responded To The Accusations He Is Grooming A 19-Year-Old TikTok Star

Diplo has defended himself against a slew of accusations involving him and TikTok star, Quenlin Blackwell. The accusations came after Blackwell shared a series of videos of the pair and said that they lived together.

The videos show the two of them dancing and working together. One video showed Blackwell and Diplo dancing with the caption, “When you don’t have to pay rent.”

While in another, Blackwell posted a video as part of her “Living with Diplo: The Series”. She begins saying, “Hey guys, wes went on tour but I want to show yall content of me living with Diplo so imma just show you some of our texts.”

@quenblackwell

LIVING WITH DIPLO: THE SERIES

♬ meet com força e com talento – ˚✧₊⁎lexie⁎⁺˳✧༚

@quenblackwell

##greenscreen LIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 6 the p o l i c e took 40 MINUTES TO COME AND SAVE US

♬ original sound – quenblackwell

@quenblackwell

living with diplo: free peloton

♬ original sound – quenblackwell

After viewing the videos, many people took to social media, accusing Diplo, real name Thomas Wesley, of grooming Blackwell.

Wesley has since taken to Twitter, denying the accusations. He’s said that Blackwell is his tenant and his friend.

“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,” he said.

One Twitter user replied, “What do you have in common with a 19-year-old that would warrant a friendship, quick”

The 41-year-old later replied, “We made music together”

Twitter users began bringing up Diplo’s tweets from years prior.

Quenlin Blackwell has released a statement in defence of Diplo.

“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 persue Diplo romantically and he’d rather choke,” she shared in a tweet.

“My parents trust him. I trust him. Y’all are making me feel icky.”

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