Sabrina Carpenter Opens Up About Being Called ‘Homewrecker’ During Olivia Rodrigo & Joshua Bassett Love Triangle


Sabrina Carpenter is lastly able to open up about her aspect of the story within the love triangle with Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett – and doing so by means of (unsurprisingly) tune.

In case you want a refresher, the drama between the trio started when Olivia released her hit record Driver’s License, which particulars a devastating breakup. However quickly after the tune’s launch, followers stormed social media with their theories about how the scathing lyrics had been about her Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection co-star Joshua, who allegedly dumped her for Sabrina. It’s exhausting to not suppose that this may need been true with lyrics like:

“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”

Related: Olivia Dedicates Song F**k You To Supreme Court Justices Who Overturned Roe v. Wade

These are some fairly telling traces…

Whereas nobody has explicitly confirmed whether or not their love triangle was actual, that didn’t cease individuals from portray Sabrina because the villain of the story. Later, the Lady Meets World alum dropped the tune Pores and skin. And as you’ll be able to guess, many thought was a response to Olivia. Nonetheless, she quickly shut down these accusations, saying “the song isn’t calling out one single person.” and as a substitute “some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year.”

Joshua, alternatively, has directly addressed the whole situation by means of his tune Disaster, suggesting that the narrative that he dumped Olivia for Sabrina isn’t true:

“Weren’t you the one who left in the first place? / Weren’t you the one who called things off? / Was it an act to love me or an act to hate me?”

They actually went backwards and forwards of their music over this case! Now, it appears to be like like it’s Sabrina’s flip to share what actually went down.

The 23-year-old singer launched her new album Emails I Can’t Ship on Friday, which incorporates one tune with some pointed phrases about how she felt concerning the relationship drama – and the judgment she acquired from social media customers over it. On the observe As a result of I Favored a Boy, Sabrina begins by connecting with a man (presumably Joshua), singing:

“You showed up with a boombox / And stars in your eyes / Who knew cuddling on trampolines / Could be so reckless? / We bonded over Black Eyed Peas / And complicated exes / Fell so deeply into it / It was all so innocent.”

Nonetheless, Sabrina notes that not everybody considered their time collectively the identical manner and shortly was vilified by the world:

“Now I’m a homewrecker, I’m a slut / I got death threats filling up semi-trucks / I’m the hot topic on your tongue / I’m a rebound gettin’ ’round / Stealin’ from the young / Tell me who I am / Guess I don’t have a choice / All I because I liked a boy.”

The actress goes on to trace about how brutal (sorry, we needed to!) the state of affairs has been, expressing:

“I’m not catastrophizing / Everything’s derailing / Was only tryna hold you close / While your heart was failing / It’s not internet illusion / Just two kids going through it / You said I’m too late to be your first love / But I’ll always be your favorite.”

“While your heart was failing?” Is she referring to how the backlash surrounding Driver’s License actually put Joshua in the hospital? Sounds prefer it!

She additionally provides just a little bit of recommendation to everybody, saying:

“Fell so deeply into it / It was all so innocent / Dating boys with exes / No, I wouldn’t recommend it. … And all of this for what / When everything went down / We’d already broken up. Please tell me who I am / Guess I don’t have a choice / All because I liked a boy.”

Whereas Sabrina doesn’t identify drop anybody within the tune, you can’t deny that this tune appears to be concerning the drama! You possibly can ch-ch-check out the music video for As a result of I Favored a Boy (beneath):

Talking with Rolling Stone, Sabrina talked about what impressed the observe:

“So many people probably have dealt with the situation of being labeled something that they’re not. And it’s frustrating because you want to do something about it. But then if you do something, people are mad; if you don’t do something, people are mad; and you’re like, ‘What’s the way I’m going to feel happy and at peace with myself?’ For me, it was just important to tell the story from my perception.”

She additionally shared she pulled inspo from “picturing Emma Stone‘s character” in Straightforward A when writing it. LOLz! The Work It star continued:

“She uses humor to deflect her pain and what she’s going through and I do that too. I think this song has elements of that too.”


What do YOU take into consideration the brand new tune, Perezcious readers? Will this be the tip of the love triangle saga? Drop your reactions within the feedback!

[Image via Olivia Rodrigo/Instagram, Joshua Basset/Instagram, Sabrina Carpenter/Instagram]


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