Okay, okay, I'm sorry for the double post but y'all. I have fallen down the rabbit hole of Nickelodeon TV Star DRAMA, and if I have to know about this now so do all of you.
Major players: Sabrina Carpenter, 21 years old, reportedly 5' tall (152cm). Chubby, pedestrian, unimpressive looks-wise. Incredibly successful career, has an impressive list of IMDB credits.
Joshua Bassett: 20 years old, co-starred with Olivia in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (yes, it's a mouthful, yes it is stupid, the fuck did you expect from Disney though, honestly?). Resident fuckboi, looks about as interesting as a bag of wet rocks. Has the sex appeal of a floor lamp.
It was theorized that Olivia and Josh were dating during the first season of HSM:TM:TS (I refuse to type out the entire title every time, bite me.) This was aired November 8th 2019 to January 10th, 2020. HOWEVER, that was during season one. Fans speculate that there was a pretty messy break up right after they wrapped filming. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but there are whispers that Sabrina and Joshua are now dating, which hasn't been popular amongst fans AT ALL.
Remember, Drivers License was release January 8, 2021. Lyrics include:
And you're probably with that blonde girl
Reportedly changed from brunette in an earlier draft.
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
Olivia is 17 to Sabrina's 21.
She's everything I'm insecure about.
On January 22, 2021 Sabrina Carpenter released Skin...and y'all it's a call-out. It's worth pointing out that Sabrina's voice is vastly inferior; she loves autotune.
Maybe we could've been friends
If I met you in another life
Maybe then we could pretend There's no gravity in the words we write
Maybe you didn't mean it
Maybe "blonde" was the only rhyme
The only rhyme
Want my heart to be breakin', breakin', no I'm happy and you hate it, hate it, oh
And I'm not asking you to let it go But you been tellin' your side
So I'll be tellin' mine, oh
You can try
To get under my, under my, under my skin
While hе's on mine
Yeah, all on my, all on my, all on my skin
I wish you knew that еven you
Can't get under my skin if I don't let you in
You're tellin' it how you see it
Like truth is whatever you decide
Some people will believe it
And some will read in between the lines You're putting me in the spotlight
But I've been under it all my life
Said all my life
(Emphasis my own).
Long story short, Sabrina is big mad that a 17 year old dropped a fuckin' BOP that makes her look bad. Ms. McChubs has tried to explain it away, denying that it was a clapback, but it's such a half-hearted effort that I don't believe her at all.
I eyeroll at this publicity stunt so much, think both of the songs are meh and her looks to me are basic.
And to add; Perhaps it's an American thing to know these people and the extensive immature drama they've now publicly aired out but I personally didn't even know any of these people a week ago and I can't bring myself to care for such shenanigans.
I'd probably be more into it if it didn't seem so scripted and... Uninteresting, juvenile, unoriginal; pick one.