Kiwi singer Lorde and DJ Diplo have sparked dating rumours after they were photographed holding hands following the Brit Awards.

The Royals star performed a touching tribute to late rock icon Davie Bowie at the London prizegiving on Wednesday and after the ceremony, the 19-year-old was spotted warmly embracing Diplo as they headed to an afterparty together.

The musicians have yet to address the romance speculation, which emerges a year-and-a-half after the pair feuded online over comments Diplo made about Lorde’s friend Taylor Swift. The 37-year-old hit headlines when he posted a suggestive message on, which read: “Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty.”

Lorde quickly jumped to the Shake It Off singer’s defence, slamming Diplo by writing, “@Diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it hm (sic).”


Swift and Diplo settled their minor fallout at a Grammy Awards afterparty in 2015.

Diplo previously dated M.I.A from 2003 to 2008 and was also more recently linked to singer Katy Perry.

Lorde had reason to celebrate following the BRIT Awards after singing Bowie’s famous track Life on Mars? alongside members of his backing band from his A Reality Tour in 2003.


While the singer admitted she was nervous leading up to her performance, David’s son Duncan took to to heap praise on her.

“Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you,” he wrote.


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