Diplo Says Selena Gomez's Relationship With Zedd Is 'Fake'

Rumors of a romance between Selena Gomez and Zedd have been swirling since earlier this year, and while neither the singer nor the DJ have confirmed their relationship, producer Diplo thinks it's all a publicity stunt.

When Radio.com asked Diplo about his harsh Twitter comments on Zedd's latest album, the American DJ and producer spoke freely about his German colleague, saying that Zedd's rumored relationship with the 22-year-old is merely a marketing move:

I’m actually not enemies with Zedd by any means. I just think that he came from such a cool place, and now he’s been pegged as a money-maker for a major label to do EDM, which to me isn’t even a genre. But they’ve pegged him for that, they’ve marketed him, even the fake relationship with Selena Gomez, all the things to sell records took away from the music.

Gomez caused a stir in February after sharing an Instagram photo of herself embracing Zedd. She again fueled the fire after gushing about her rumored beau to Radio Disney, calling Zedd "very cute and funny."

Diplo playfully teased Gomez when he tagged her in a Twitter photo of himself hugging Zedd, to which the "Love You Like A Love Song" singer had an equally playful response:

Around the same time, Gomez and Zedd released a new song together, "I Want You To Know." Publicity stunt or perfect timing? Hmm.

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