Drake Calls Out “Weirdos” Over Controversial Friendship With Then-14-Year-Old Millie Bobby Brown
In his newly released album, For All the Dogs, hip-hop artist Drake directly addresses the controversy surrounding his friendship with Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown. The controversy erupted in 2018 when Brown, who was 14 at the time, revealed her close relationship with the then-31-year-old rapper.
The internet was quick to point out the 18-year age gap.
Brown shared insights about their friendship, stating, “He was such a fanboy, and I was such a fangirl! Honestly, we text all the time now.” She further described Drake as a “great friend and a great role model,” noting that he even offered relationship advice. “We just texted each other the other day. He was like, ‘I miss you so much.’ I was like, ‘I miss you more.’”
Millie Bobby Brown has spoken about how Drake has been a great help to her in many aspects of life, giving her advice and teaching her important lessons. “He helps me with everything, just like life lessons. He’s amazing. He’s a great human being, and we went to dinner afterward, and we had dinner the next day, and we met in Sydney,” she added.
Millie Bobby Brown expressed her frustration with the comments regarding her friendship with Drake.
After receiving criticism for her friendship with Drake, Millie Bobby Brown took to her Instagram Stories to defend their relationship. She expressed gratitude toward those in the industry who have supported her and helped her advance her career. She also asserted that choosing her friends is her own choice, and nobody has the right to dictate that for her.
In her own words, she explained, “I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance. I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life. You don’t get to choose that for me. It’s nice to have people who understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in this world other than my friendships...jeez.”
Years later, Drake, 36, has finally addressed the controversy.
In his latest track, “Another Late Night,” featuring rapper Lil Yachty, Drake addressed his critics directly. Through the lyrics, he dismissively refers to these critics as “weirdos” who often leave comments on his work. Notably, the track includes the line, “Weirdos in my comments talkin’ bout some Millie Bobby.”
While reacting to these comments, Drake took the opportunity to reaffirm his friendship with Brown. He suggests that any jokes or criticism should be brought directly to him and his crew, indicating that they will respond with force and vigor, as conveyed in the line, “Bring them jokes up to the gang, we get to really flockin’.”
This lyrical response highlights Drake’s willingness to address his critics directly and showcases his connection and support for Millie Bobby Brown. It serves as a testament to their friendship and solidarity, emphasizing that any negativity directed toward her will be met with strong opposition from Drake and his crew.
Their friendship made many people feel uneasy.
This lyrical response has generated diverse reactions from fans. Some ardently support Drake, while others express continued discomfort over his relationship with the young actress.
- “Millie Bobby Brown said a few years back (when she was either 13 or 14) that Drake started texting her about boys and giving her relationship advice and apparently, in this album, he calls people ’weirdos’ for questioning him in his comments about it like he’s not the weirdo here,” one person wrote.
- “Bro, the only thing weird is a grown man texting privately with a 14-year-old girl and taking her out to dinner. I have been waiting for YEARS for this to come back up,” another one shared.
Friendships with a significant age gap in Hollywood
In the realm of celebrity friendships, age often proves to be no barrier. Across the entertainment industry, there are numerous examples of close bonds formed between stars with significant age differences. Millie Bobby Brown and Drake’s friendship, although controversial at its outset, is just one instance of such a relationship.
Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez: 24-year age difference
Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez have been friends for several years despite their 24-year age difference. Gomez and Aniston have expressed deep admiration for each other over the years. The singer considers Aniston to be a mentor and even a mother figure in her life.
On Instagram, Gomez shared a photo with Aniston, mentioning that she has been a fan since she was 8 years old and has authentic conversations with her. Gomez expressed her gratitude for Aniston’s genuine heart and how connecting with her has made her year.
In an interview, Gomez talked about the advice she receives from Aniston and how she has been an idol to her since childhood. Gomez also mentioned in another interview how Aniston is a cool and sweet person who often shares maternal advice with her.
Stevie Nicks and Harry Styles: 45-year age difference
In 2015, during a Fleetwood Mac concert, Harry Styles pleasantly surprised Stevie Nicks with a birthday cake backstage. This unexpected gesture sparked a friendship between the 2 talented musicians. 2 years later, Nicks returned the favor by performing a song at one of Styles’ shows in 2017. Nicks has affectionately referred to Styles as “the son I never had.”
Styles has openly expressed his admiration for Nicks’ voice, stating, “Whenever you hear her voice, life gets a little bit better.” He describes the singer as everything he has ever wanted in a lady, lover, and friend.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett: 59-year age difference
Despite a 59-year age difference, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett developed a strong and close friendship. Lady Gaga expressed that she and Bennett shared a genuine friendship despite their 59-year age gap. Gaga, who is 37 years old, and Bennett, who was 96 then, found that their age difference brought something unique and special to their bond. Gaga mentioned that they were both at different stages in life, which inspired them both. In a heartfelt post, Gaga concluded by expressing her love for the late crooner, signing off as “Love, Lady.”
While the public dissects Drake’s comments about his friendship with Millie Bobby Brown, the Stranger Things star has quietly navigated her romantic journey. Join us in our next feature, where we reveal the unexpected engagement announcement of the 19-year-old actress to Jon Bon Jovi’s son.