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  • Writer's pictureBrandon West

The Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter Drama: Everything You Need to Know

Drama at Disney? We're sharing everything you need to know about Sabrina Carpenter's drama with High School Musical: The Musical - The Series stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett that spawned chart-topping songs, Twitter fan battles, and a dramatic love triangle.

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Disney star Olivia Rodrigo, 17, made major headlines and hit the top of the charts with her song "Driver's License." Although fans loved the song, and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, many wondered if it is about her former beau and fellow High School Musical: The Musical - The Series, Joshua Bassett, 20, and his current relationship with Disney actress Sabrina Carpenter, 21. I know, it's confusing.

In her song, Rodrigo sings, “And you’re probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / She’s so much older than me / She’s everything I’m insecure about,” hinting at Carpenter’s hair color and the fact that she is three years older than her.

Her track came just six months after Bassett released the song, “Anyone Else,” in July 2020, which was rumored to be about her. “How am I supposed to think about anything else? / How am I to go on keeping this to myself? / I am done pretending I want anyone else / Anyone else, anyone else,” Bassett sings. He later confirmed that the track was written about falling for a friend who was unavailable, which many now assume to be Sabrina.

In her song, Rodrigo, sings, “I just can’t imagine how you could be so OK now that I’m gone / Guess you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me.”

However, Rodrigo and Bassett never officially confirmed their relationship. The co-stars were thought to be together in 2020, until Bassett was seen out with Carpenter in June 2020 protesting in LA.

Just this week, Sabrina Carpenter shared what appeared to be her side of the story, in the January 22 release of “Skin.”

“Maybe we could’ve been friends / If I met you in another life,” Carpenter sings at one point in the single. She later seemingly referenced Rodrigo’s song, with the lyric, “Don’t drive yourself insane.”

Fans have been debating on Twitter about the love triangle, with some even questioning why Rodrigo and Bassett were possibly dating in the first place, since she is legally a minor.

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