Olivia Rodrigo Was Asked About The Rumored “Drivers License” Drama With Joshua Bassett And Heres What She Had To Say – BuzzFeed News
“Drivers License” now has the record for most streams of a song in a week and the most streams of a non-holiday song in a single day on Spotify. It’s also the fastest song to reach 100 million streams on the service too.
Not too shabby for a debut single, huh!
“Y’all have managed to turn one of the scariest most painful moments of my life into something so positive and powerful,” she added. “Sad girl shit forever.”
The short (and as yet unconfirmed) version goes a little something like this…
Around the same time that Olivia started hinting at a breakup, Joshua was pictured on an apparent lunch-date with Sabrina Carpenter. Fans noted that Sabrina fits the vague description of the girl that Olivia’s ex-boyfriend leaves her for in “Drivers License” — blonde and older than her — and that the lyrics of the song, which originally referred to a brunette, had actually been changed from an earlier version to fit Sabrina’s appearance.
There was also a bunch of other things that made it look like “Drivers License” was about Joshua, including a subtle video clip of the two of them while they were apparently dating appearing in the video, as well as lyrical references that seem to confirm the song’s about him (Olivia refers to the boy in question driving a white car and, what do you know, Joshua drives a white car).
A full breakdown of the drama is right over here if you’re interested.
“To see it do really well — to have this really painful moment in my life, and turn it into something beautiful that can maybe help people through a tough time that they’re having, like I was having a tough time — it’s just so empowering,” she went on. “I feel grateful that I got to do that.”