In a new interview with Vanity Fair, pop sensation Billie Eilish revealed that one of the most famous people in her phone was Drake, and that while they haven’t met in person, they have texted quite a bit and that “he’s a homie of hers.”
“But like Drake, c’mon. Drake. Drake is like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I mean I’ve only like texted him, but he’s so nice. Like, he does not need to be nice. You know what I mean? He’s at a level of his life where he doesn’t need to be nice, but he is. You know?”
Drake is 33 years old, while Eilish is just 17.
This information immediately started a discourse on Twitter, and people were divided. Some were very creeped out, pointing out how inappropriate it was that an adult man was texting a teenaged girl, no matter the context.
“can we talk about drake texting billie eilish and millie bobby brown… he’s a whole ass grown man and they’re two underage girls… that’s some creepy shit if you ask me..”
“Billie Eilish just said in her vanity fair video that Drake is the nicest person ever and she has only talked to him through text. I am sorry but after news came out a while ago that 33 year old drake was texting 14 year old Millie Bobby Brown, this is creepy as hell.”
“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?”
However, others pointed out that the texts were possibly innocent and that Drake was just trying to help some young stars navigate fame.
“Has Drake actually done something wronv by texting Billie Eilish and Millie Bobby Brown? If he has anything close to romantic intentions, it’s definitely creepy, but I haven’t heard anything that suggests it’s anything other than friendship.”
“Honestly I think #Drake texting #BillieEilish isn’t a problem. Drake seems like a great guy to me and Eilish isn’t saying it’s something weird so she should be fine and he should as well”
People remain divided on the issue.
Drake when Billie Eilish tells Vanity Fair they text all the time: pic.twitter.com/sjdHdR6bCq
— Zach Meikle (@ZachInAmerica) November 26, 2019
This isn’t the first time a teenage girl has said that Drake was a texting mentor of sorts. Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown explained when she was 14 years old that she would text Drake for boy advice.
“I love him. I met him in Australia and he’s honestly a great friend and a great role model. You know we text. We just texted each other the other day and he was like ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like ‘I miss you more,’ he’s great. He’s coming to Atlanta, so I’m definitely going to go and see him. I’m so excited.”
“About boys, he helps me. He’s great, he’s wonderful, I love him.”