“I hope individuals remember the worth that Olivia and Sabrina deliver to the world exterior of the drama.”

Posted on March 9, 2021, at 8:09 a.m. ET

Joshua Bassett simply tried to chill down rumors and gossip about Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter after he was requested to decide on between their songs.

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For these of you who do not know, one thing of an obvious love-triangle has been unfolding between the three over current months after Joshua and Olivia reportedly broke up final summer time.

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The pair, who each star in Disney’s Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Sequence and have been rumored to be relationship, encountered break up experiences final August after Olivia posted an image sporting a “dump him” T-shirt on the identical time Joshua was pictured on an obvious lunch date with Sabrina.

However the drama ramped up a gear originally of the 12 months when Olivia launched her debut single — the record-breaking heartbreak anthem “Drivers License” — apparently giving her aspect of the story.

Within the lyrics of the emotionally charged track, Olivia seems to subtly reference Joshua and their relationship. It was additionally assumed that she referenced Sabrina when she mentioned: “And also you’re most likely with that blonde lady, who all the time made me doubt. She’s a lot older than me, she’s all the things I am insecure about.”

Issues acquired much more attention-grabbing when it was revealed that the lyric had been modified from its authentic wording, which described a brunette lady as a substitute.

Since then, each Joshua and Sabrina have seemingly responded to the state of affairs by releasing songs of their very own, and mainly issues have gotten fairly messy ever since.

Sabrina and Olivia have been questioned on a number of events in regards to the drama, their songs and respective lyrics, and poured chilly water on claims that there is any sort of feud to unpack.

And now Joshua has carried out the identical, telling an interviewer that there was “no response” to be made to “Drivers License” and that folks should not “neglect the worth” of each Olivia and Sabrina exterior of the drama.

“There is not any response [to “Drivers License”] to be made,” the 20-year-old advised ET Canada. “All I’ll say is, you already know, that is [Olivia’s] story to inform. Regardless of the track is to her is her factor to inform, so I will let her try this.”

“…I hope individuals don’t neglect the worth that her and Sabrina deliver to the world exterior of the drama and I hope individuals will take a look at the depth of who they’re as a substitute of simply the floor stage gossip.” — Joshua on fan theories about his reply to Olivia’s track. (by way of ET Canada)

“However I’d say I hope individuals remember the worth that her and Sabrina deliver to the world exterior of the drama,” he went on, “And I hope individuals will take a look at the depth of who they’re as a substitute of simply the floor stage gossip.”

And he was fast to elucidate that though heartbreak is a theme on his upcoming EP, it was written over the past couple of years and was subsequently not solely about his relationship with Olivia.

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“It is not like I wrote it in three months, so I perceive how that appears,” he mentioned. “Each track is from a special place in my life and from a special time. Some songs aren’t even about me and my state of affairs — a few of them are different individuals’s.”

He added: “It is in all places, nevertheless it’s kinda come collectively and it is kinda turn out to be this storyline, which is fairly cool.”

This all comes as Joshua was requested to decide on between Olivia’s “Drivers License” and Sabrina’s “Pores and skin” throughout a current interview, which many took to be a shady query.

Joshua Bassett is requested to decide on between “drivers license” and “Pores and skin” in an interview with @PopBuzz.

There was some confusion on-line because the clip was taken out of context and subsequently seemed like Joshua was choosing his favourite track. Nonetheless, for the interview, he was requested to choose a class — “Drivers License” or “Pores and skin” — after which reply a questions primarily based on his selection.

After considering for a number of seconds, and seemingly about to choose the latter, Joshua ultimately went for “Drivers License” and was subsequently requested a query about driving.

You may watch Joshua’s full interview with ET Canada right here.