Disney drama! Us Weekly is breaking down Olivia Rodrigo’s alleged feud with Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical — The Collection costar Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter, amid their music faceoff.
The Bizaardvark alum, 17, made headlines in January 2021 after releasing her debut single, “Driver’s License.” The hit music resonated with Rodrigo’s followers, together with Taylor Swift, but it surely additionally precipitated some to suppose that it was concerning the rumored drama between her, Bassett, 20, and Carpenter, 21.
Eagle-eyed followers identified that Rodrigo modified the lyrics from her 2020 teaser monitor from “brunette” to “blonde,” seemingly referencing the Lady Meets World alum in a single verse.
“And also you’re most likely with that blonde woman / Who all the time made me doubt / She’s a lot older than me / She’s the whole lot I’m insecure about,” the Grace Stirs Up Success star sings, hinting at Carpenter’s hair colour and the truth that she is three years older than her.
Rodrigo’s monitor got here six months after Bassett launched the music, “Anybody Else,” in July 2020, which gave the impression to be about her. “How am I supposed to consider anything? / How am I to go on holding this to myself? / I’m performed pretending I would like anybody else / Anybody else, anybody else,” Bassett sings. He later confirmed that the monitor was written about falling for a pal who was unavailable.
In her music, Rodrigo, sings, “I simply can’t think about how you might be so OK now that I’m gone / Guess you didn’t imply what you wrote in that music about me.”
Though the costars have by no means addressed whether or not they have been ever romantically concerned, followers imagine that Rodrigo and Bassett have been an merchandise in 2020. The Caught within the Center alum, nonetheless, appeared to maneuver on with Carpenter in June 2020, after the pair have been noticed at a protest collectively in L.A.
Rodrigo has but to establish who impressed her new monitor, however each Bassett and Carpenter have since dropped songs of their very own, hinting that they’re the truth is the supply of inspiration for “Driver’s License.”
Bassett’s January 2021 launch, titled, “Lie, Lie, Lie,” got here out on January 14, one week after Rodrigo’s music hit the airwaves.
“I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I discovered a pal had been mendacity about me behind my again for a very long time,” the Oceanside, California, native wrote through his Instagram Tales on the time. “It all the time sucks to listen to that somebody you thought you might belief would throw you below the bus when it advantages them.”
He added: “It occurs to all of us, and I believe all you are able to do is hunt down folks that construct you up slightly than tear you down.”
The next week, the Clouds actress shared what gave the impression to be her aspect of the story, within the January 22 launch of “Pores and skin.”
“Possibly we might’ve been mates / If I met you in one other life,” Carpenter sings at one level within the monitor. She later seemingly referenced Rodrigo’s title, with the lyric, “Don’t drive your self insane.”
Scroll all the way down to see the whole lot that has unfolded between the Disney Channel stars amid their alleged feud.