Sabrina Carpenter is finally revealing who or what her new song “Skin” is really about…so is it about Olivia Rodrigo & Joshua Bassett?
Olivia Rodrigo is breaking records with her debut single “drivers license,” and ever since its release, people believed it was about her “HSMTMTS” co-star Joshua Bassett. The line “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” is the one fans immediately used to identify the song being about Joshua and the blonde in question being Sabrina. As it seems with any young love drama, social media then began to pick sides turning the rumored drama into something bigger.
While Joshua did share Olivia’s song on his Instagram story, he and Sabrina stayed quiet regarding the drama. Sabrina then kicked off being on a new label, Island Records, by surprising everyone with a song called “Skin” that seemed to be a response to “drivers license.”
Fans immediately referenced lyrics like “There’s no gravity in the words we write, maybe you didn’t mean it. Maybe “blonde” was the only rhyme the only rhyme” as being jabs at Olivia and the internet seemed divided over the song. Some fans pointed out that while yes, Sabrina was responding to Olivia, the chorus was more so pointed at people who blindly sent hate to Sabrina after “drivers license’s” release.
Well, finally, Sabrina took to Instagram last night in order to address the drama, even though she didn’t name Olivia or Joshua.
She wrote, “thank you to everyone who has listened to skin, especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what i was trying to get across. i wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. i was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. so i was inspired to do what i usually do to cope, write something that i wish i could have told myself in the past. people can only get to you if you give them the power to. and a lot of people were trying to get to me.”
She continued, “the song isn’t calling out one single person. some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year.. it also shows that many things have actually gotten under my skin.. and I’m still learning to not give other people so much power over my feelings. I know a lot of you struggle with the same thing.”
She finished by saying, “i don’t want this to become an endless cycle so please don’t take this as an opportunity to send more hate anyone’s way.”
And there you have have it and it seems like we can hopefully close the chapter on this crazy young love triangle.
So what do you think of Sabrina’s response?