Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett: The famous stars from the High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costars reunited on the red carpet for the premiere of the Disney+ show’s third season on Wednesday. and it looks like both of them are putting their drama behind them.
In interviews after the song came out, Bassett said he received a lot of publicity from fans as many believed it was about him. In old videos that resurfaced after the release of Drivers License, Rodrigo said it was her first time riding with Bassett.
Fans were convinced that the couple became closer during the filming of the high school musical Serial but could not date, Rodrigo was 15 at the time while Bassett was 18. Neither Rodrigo nor Bassett have confirmed that the Drivers License is about them or that they were even a romantic subject.
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In a message to fans just hours before he dropped the tracks, Bassett attempted to get ahead of any ill will and asked that all of his listeners keep things civil and kind. “All I ask is you treat everyone with respect and love,” he wrote. “Anyone who sends hate on my ‘behalf’ is no fan of mine.”
The “Feel Something” singer teased snippets of each of the songs to his TikTok account, and each clip revealed juicy lyrics that addressed the end of a relationship – one that many fans think was with Rodrigo.
“And honestly I didn’t want to write this / Don’t know if I can / Still holding back, still want to run,” he sings on “Crisis.” “And if you get to tell your truth then so do I / And it’s cool if you want me to play the bad guy / But don’t you dare act like I didn’t love you.”