Diplo has opened up about his sexuality and past sexual encounters with men. In an interview with Emily Ratajkowski for her High Low podcast, the DJ and music producer divulged that he’s “100 percent sure” that he’s received a “blowjob from a guy before”. “I don’t know if it’s gay unless you like make eye contact while there’s the blowjob happening,” Diplo told the model and actress, who identifies as bisexual. “Getting a blowjob’s not that gay, I think.” He went on to say that he’s not “aroused by men that much” and is “more of a vibe guy over gender”.
Diplo said he’s reluctant to “define that I’m gay, but I think the best answer that I have is that I’m not not gay”, before saying “there’s a couple guys that I’d be like, ‘I could date this guy… life partner-wise.'” Discussing the men that appear on his social media channels, particularly TikTok, he continued: “The wood-chopping guys are kinda sexy. “I mean they’re hot guys, but I don’t know if that’s going to be the thing that’s going to set me over into the gay side totally.” Back in 2016, Diplo tweeted that he was “half gay” – which some fans assumed meant he’s bisexual – and when someone questioned his sexuality he simply replied: “Masculinity is a prison.” Three years later, he told his followers “I might be gay” in an Instagram post after his plane had to make an emergency landing.