Zendaya, Odell Beckham Jr.


Odell Beckham Jr. may have been spotted on Zendaya's arm following the 2016 Grammys a few weeks ago, but that doesn't mean he's earned the rights to the "boyfriend" title just yet.

In fact, following the relationship rumors, Zendaya's father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, who was with them the evening the photographs were taken, told TMZ, "What relationship? We're just friends. If you see my daughter out on a date without me, it's a relationship. It's like an audition… it's an interview."

Now the 19-year-old singer and actress is clarifying her dad's comments and settling the rumors about her and the 23-year-old New York Giants player while sitting down for an interview with New York's 92.3 Amp radio on Thursday.

Claire Stoermer, Zendaya Coleman, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman

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"Here's the thing, a couple of things, first of all it wasn't really a date," she explained. "We went to some events together, because we're friends. We were with a group, we were with multiple people. I was with my stylist and everything like that."

But more importantly, she noted that nothing romantic could ever happen with anyone until the person gets her dad's approval first.

"Here's the thing: Even if it does progress, you gotta go through my dad first," she said. "Just because you're in the NFL, you killin' stuff, that doesn't mean you get to skip past pops. He's not going to allow that to happen."

Essentially, she clarified, "He's auditioning! Auditioning."

Boom. There you have it, folks.

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