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Zendaya talks casual hook-ups

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Zendaya talks casual hook-ups

Zendaya doesn't have a problem with casual hook-ups.

Although the 19-year-old former child star - who was last linked to Odell Beckham Jr - would prefer to be in a committed relationship, she is in favour of flings "as long as you protect yourself and get tested periodically".

She told US Cosmopolitan magazine: "I would much rather be in love and have the full experience with the person I'm doing that with. Everyone deserves to be in love - it's different from when you're with someone you don't really know.

"[But] as long as you protect yourself and get tested periodically, then by all means, go ahead and do what you've got to do!"

Zendaya also opened up about her experiences of racism in Hollywood, admitting that she fired a publicist for racially insensitive remarks.

She said: "I didn't like my hair and makeup one time on a photo shoot, and my publicist told me, 'You should just be happy with it - they haven't had a black girl on the cover since forever'. She's no longer my publicist."

Meanwhile, Zendaya was recently linked to NFL star Odell after he attended a Grammy party with her and her father Kazembe Ajamu Coleman but joked he was only "auditioning" to date her.

When asked if they were dating, she replied: "He's auditioning".

She added: "It wasn't really a date. We went to some events together, because we're friends. We were with a group; we were with multiple people."

"But here's the thing: Even if it does progress, you gotta go through my dad first. 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."