The Bizaardvark alum, 17, made headlines in January 2021 after releasing her debut single, “Driver’s License.” The hit tune resonated with Rodrigo’s followers, together with Taylor Swift, however it additionally induced some to suppose that it was about the rumored drama between her, Bassett, 20, and Carpenter, 21.
Eagle-eyed followers identified that Rodrigo modified the lyrics from her 2020 teaser observe from “brunette” to “blonde,” seemingly referencing the Girl Meets World alum in a single verse.
“And also you’re in all probability with that blonde woman / Who all the time made me doubt / She’s a lot older than me / She’s all the pieces 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 observe got here six months after Bassett launched the tune, “Anybody Else,” in July 2020, which seemed to be about her. “How am I supposed to consider anything? / How am I to go on conserving this to myself? / I’m completed pretending I need anybody else / Anybody else, anybody else,” Bassett sings. He later confirmed that the track was written about falling for a friend who was unavailable.
In her tune, Rodrigo, sings, “I simply can’t think about how you can be so OK now that I’m gone / Guess you didn’t imply what you wrote in that tune about me.”
Though the costars have never addressed whether they were ever romantically involved, followers consider that Rodrigo and Bassett have been an merchandise in 2020. The Caught within the Center alum, nevertheless, appeared to maneuver on with Carpenter in June 2020, after the pair have been noticed at a protest collectively in L.A.
Rodrigo has yet to identify who inspired her new track, however each Bassett and Carpenter have since dropped songs of their very own, hinting that they’re in reality 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 tune hit the airwaves.
“I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I discovered a buddy had been mendacity about me behind my again for a very long time,” the Oceanside, California, native wrote by way of his Instagram Tales on the time. “It all the time sucks to listen to that somebody you thought you can belief would throw you beneath the bus when it advantages them.”
He added: “It occurs to all of us, and I feel all you are able to do is hunt down those who construct you up slightly than tear you down.”
The next week, the Clouds actress shared what seemed to be her aspect of the story, within the January 22 release of “Skin.”
“Perhaps we might’ve been mates / If I met you in one other life,” Carpenter sings at one level within the observe. She later seemingly referenced Rodrigo’s title, with the lyric, “Don’t drive your self insane.”
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