Is Diplo Gay? EDM Producer Sexuality Explored

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Diplo raised a few eyebrows this week when he revealed in an interview with Emily Ratajkowski on her High Low podcast that he’s “sure” he’s received oral from a man in the past.

Fans were impressed by his willingness to openly discuss his sexual experiences and began speculating if the EDM producer is gay.

While the 44-year-old wouldn’t define himself as gay, he said that TikTok has recently been showing him a lot of guys chopping wood, which he finds “kinda sexy.”

“Maybe, the wood chopping guy is kinda sexy,” he said, in an apparent reference to popular TikTok star Thoren “Thor” Bradley. “They’re hot guys, but I don’t know if that’s gonna be the thing that’s gonna set me over into the gay side, totally, is the wood-choppers, but they’re pretty hot guys.”

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Is Diplo Gay?

“I think the best answer I have is that I’m not not gay,” Diplo said about his sexuality.

“There’s a couple guys that I’d be like, ‘I could date this guy… life partner-wise.’ I’m not really aroused by men that much, that I know about,” he continued. “I’m sure that I’ve got a blowjob from a guy before,” he added. “I don’t know if it’s gay unless you make eye contact while the blowjob is happening.  … Getting a blowjob’s not that gay, I think.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Diplo attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/VF23/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Ratajkowski claimed the Major Lazer producer told her off-camera he might be a “little gay,” however, he eventually settled on he’s probably “not not gay.”

He also said he could see himself dating a couple guys long-term as “life partners”

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Diplo Dating Life

Diplo has been linked to several high-profile women in the past. In 2014, he was romantically linked to pop singer Katy Perry, and the two were spotted together at various events. However, their relationship was short-lived, and they eventually parted ways.

Diplo has also been linked to actress Kate Hudson, and the two were seen together at a party in 2016. However, it is unclear whether they were in a serious relationship or just casually dating.

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The American producer also fathered three sons by Kathryn Lockhart and recently welcomed a baby boy with beauty queen Jevon King.

Diplo Career

Diplo started his music career as a DJ in Philadelphia, where he played at local clubs and parties. In 2004, he released his debut album, “Florida,” which combined elements of hip-hop, electronica, and world music. The album received critical acclaim and helped establish Diplo as a rising star in the electronic dance music scene.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 04: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Diplo attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Honoring Julie Greenwald & Craig Kallman at The Beverly Hilton on February 04, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

In the following years, Diplo continued to release music and work with a variety of artists. He founded the electronic dance music group Major Lazer with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire in 2008, and together they released several popular albums and singles, including the hit song “Lean On.”

Diplo has also collaborated with many other artists across various genres, including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Madonna, and Usher. He has produced for and co-written with many notable musicians, helping to shape the sound of modern pop music.

In addition to his music career, Diplo has also worked as a model and actor, appearing in commercials and films. He has also been involved in the management and development of record labels, including Mad Decent and Good Enuff.

Diplo Awards

Diplo has been recognized for his contributions to music with several awards and nominations. Some of his most notable awards include:

  • Grammy Awards: Diplo has won three Grammy Awards. In 2016, he won the award for Best Dance Recording for “Where Are Ü Now” with Skrillex and Justin Bieber. In 2019 and 2020, he won the award for Best Dance Recording for “Electricity” with Silk City and Dua Lipa, and “10%” with KAYTRANADA and Kali Uchis, respectively.
  • Billboard Music Awards: Diplo has won one Billboard Music Award. In 2016, he won the award for Top Dance/Electronic Song for “Lean On” with Major Lazer featuring MØ.
  • MTV Video Music Awards: Diplo has won two MTV Video Music Awards. In 2015, he won the award for Best Direction for “Where Are Ü Now” with Skrillex and Justin Bieber. In 2020, he won the award for Best Dance Video for “Physical” with Dua Lipa.
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards: Diplo has won one iHeartRadio Music Award. In 2019, he won the award for Dance Song of the Year for “Close to Me” with Ellie Goulding and Swae Lee.

In addition to these awards, Diplo has also been nominated for several other accolades, including MTV Europe Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and DJ Awards.

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