Sabrina Carpenter finally addresses ‘drama’ with Olivia Rodrigo
Not even 24 hours after Sabrina Carpenter’s new single dropped, people have been speculating that it was about her rumored beef with ‘Drivers License’ singer Olivia Rodrigo. The artist took to Instagram to finally set the record straight.
The former Disney star recently posted on her social media to show thanks for everyone listening to her new song ‘Skin’. While fans were excited to hear from Carpenter again, plenty of others were quick to frame it as another part of the love triangle narrative. The two artists were pit against each other after people assumed that Rodrigo was hinting to a certain blonde girl in ‘Drivers License’.
Carpenter took the chance to finally clear the air in her Instagram caption. “I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it,” addressing the ‘feud’ that sparked online. She clarifies that ‘Skin’ is not about anyone in particular or a specific situation, but rather a culmination of different experiences in the past year. Carpenter ends her statement with a plea to put an end to the drama. “I don’t want this to become an endless cycle so please don’t take this as an opportunity to send more hate anyone’s way.”
Just in case you’re out of the loop, the rumors began after Carpenter was seen in a TikTok with Joshua Bassett — who stars opposite Rodrigo in ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’. Fans of the show speculated that the co-stars were secretly dating but Bassett had ended things, which supposedly inspired Rodrigo to write ‘Drivers License’.
dream a dream u little bleep #sharkboyandlavagirl @sabrinacarpenter
While no one has confirmed the rumors, Rodrigo explained in an interview with Billboard that the specifics of the song’s origins are of least importance to her. And since Carpenter has now spoken up about the issue as well, it looks like people can finally put their wild theories to rest.
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