Singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter cleared the air on her new song, ‘Skin,’ on her Instagram account after fans claimed that is a response to Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License.’
On Friday, Sabrina Carpenter released a new song, which seems inspired by Olivia Rodrigo’s hit. In Carpenter’s new song, ‘Skin,’ she appears to address another girl who’s recently caused conflict and put her ‘in the spotlight.’
Fans thought that it was a response to Rodrigo’s song because the actress is reportedly dating Joshua Bassett, Rodrigo’s ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ costar and apparent ex-boyfriend.
However, Sabrina Carpenter responded to the claims by sharing an Instagram post. In her post, she admitted that she wrote a diss track. She said that she was at a turning point in her life for countless reasons, so she was often inspired to write down something she wished to tell her in the past to deal with.
Sabrina continued the song didn’t address a single person, some lines address a particular situation, while other lines address many other experiences she had in the past year.
She concluded her message and she doesn’t want this to become an endless loop and she begged followers and fans to not take this as an opportunity to send more hate to anyone’s path.
Here’s what Sabrina said:
“Thank you to everyone who has listened to Skin. Especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what I was trying to get across
I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it.
I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. so I was inspired to do what I usually do to cope, write something that I wish I could have told myself in the past.
People can only get to you if you give them the power to. and a lot of people were trying to get to me.
The song isn’t calling out one single person. some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year.
It also shows that many things have actually gotten under my skin.. and I’m still learning to not give other people so much power over my feelings. I know a lot of you struggle with the same thing.
I don’t want this to become an endless cycle so please don’t take this as an opportunity to send more hate anyone’s way.
Lots of love to u all. Thanks for letting me grow.”
Check out the Instagram post below.