Here’s a tough question the internet is posing: Is Drake – Canada’s sweetheart, Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade, and successful restaurant owner – crossing a line by texting a 17-year-old girl?
Billie Eilish, 17, spilled the deets about their “relationship” (or maybe lack thereof?) in an interview last week, putting Drake, 33, in hot water. Combine that with the rumors about him sliding up to Kylie Jenner, 22, now that she and Travis Scott have split and, well…we’re not feeling good about Drake not being a creep.
For three years in a row now, Vanity Fair has interviewed Billie Eilish on October 18. Now in their third year of the “Same Interview” series, Billie goes into what has changed in her life, including her mindset, her fame, and more.
The interview is mostly really wholesome – if you’re a Billie Eilish fan, it’s worth checking out. She seems to be adjusting well to her uber-success and is pretty down to earth for a teenager with millions of dollars.
But when Vanity Fair asks Billie about the most famous person in her phone, Billie whips out her contact list to scroll through. She has a lot of famous contacts, which isn’t really all that surprising. What is surprising is what she reveals about Drake.
“But like, Drake, c’mon,” she says. “Drake. He’s like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I mean I’ve only, like, texted him, but he’s so nice.”
Does this raise any red flags to anyone else?
Kylie Jenner, makeup mogul and new(ish) mom, is currently going through a relatively public separation with her long-time boyfriend and baby daddy, rapper Travis Scott. The rumor mill has it that Drake and Kylie went on several dates casually.
Once media got wind of their outings, though, they shut it down. Kylie was rumored to not be interested in dating a “womanizer” like Drake publicly, and he wasn’t worth pursuing for her.
This wouldn’t be creepy in and of itself…if it wasn’t for the fact that Drake has known Kylie since she was a kid. He even sang at her Sweet 16 party only a few years ago.
This is weird, guys.
If you forgot about Drake’s issues with Millie Bobby Brown until this moment, you’re not alone – I completely forgot about the controversy between the two.
Millie Bobby Brown, 15, is an English actress best known for playing the character of Eleven on “Stranger Things.” This barely-teen nabbed a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her role.
Last year (when Brown was 14, y’all) Brown shared that she and Drake are friends, and they text all the time. Her words.
“We just texted the other day and he was like, ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like, ‘I miss you more.’ He’s great. He’s coming to Atlanta, so I’m definitely going to go and see him. I’m so excited,” she said of their relationship.
In theory, there’s nothing wrong with a famous artist texting and helping a young new musician. Would people have a problem with, say, Lady Gaga (also 33) texting Billie Eilish? Would Eilish raving about how friendly and kind Gaga was to her raise a red flag?(Go watch the interview: she gushed over how nice Drake is).
Probably not, and yes, that is a double standard. But Drake also has a questionable-at-best history with girls (not women, not underaged women, but girls) that doesn’t do him any favors.
Of all the girls that chat with Drake, none have said that this award-winning artist is helping them with their career. But he’s always just so very nice to them.
Maybe Drake really is just a very kind and mostly misunderstood dude. Or maybe he’s a 33-year-old man who is texting young teenagers as their “best friend” (Brown’s words, not ours).
We’re not saying the man can’t make good music. We’re saying he’s probably gross in real life. There’s a difference!