Rap superstar Drake has been receiving criticism online over his text message relationships with teenage stars Millie Bobby Brown and Billie Eilish.
Some fans had already been questioning the Grammy award-winning rapper after Stranger Things star Brown revealed that the rapper texts her “boy advice.” Now, after “Bad Guy” pop star Eilish revealed her friendship with Drake in an interview with Vanity Fair last month, social media is calling out the “creepy” friendships.
During her interview, Eilish praised Drake saying he is “the nicest dude” and she has “texted him,”. But fans have read between the lines about the possible inappropriate nature of the relationship. Social media called out how 17-year-old Eilish is the second underage girl to reveal her behind-the-scenes relationship with Drake.
“Just read that Drake has been targeting Billie Eilish now and I’m so queasy,” one person tweeted. “I really, really don’t want to wait twenty years for Drake to get taken down like R. Kelly. How many minors will he get away with grooming? (Also see: Millie Bobby Brown.)”
“Does anyone else think it’s strange that Drake just has Billie Eilish and Millie Bobby Brown’s numbers? It’s definitely possible he’s just being a role model and it has to do with marketing but why’s a 32-year-old man texting girls under the age of 17?” added another.
I’m the same age as Drake. I don’t even have a desire to text teenagers I’m related to. He’s such a fucking creep and he’s practically daring us to give a shit with the behavior he’s letting us see out in the open.https://t.co/6JJPS0KjBG https://t.co/HNQheYso5c— [kie.ran] (@danblackroyd) December 2, 2019
Brown previously defended Drake in a post to her Instagram Story.
“Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline? U guys are weird… For real. I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance,” she wrote. “I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U dont get to chose that for me. it’s nice to have people understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in the world other than my friendships… Jeez.”
But, some say young stars like Brown and Eilish are still too young to understand predatory behavior. Do you think their friendships are okay?