Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett drama explored as fans speculate “love triangle” in Drivers License track from Sour

(L-R) Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett are in the limelight again (Image via YouTube, Twitter)
(L-R) Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Rodrigo, and Joshua Bassett are in the limelight again (Image via YouTube, Twitter)

Olivia Rodrigo's debut album, "Sour," became an instant hit upon its release on May 21st, 2021. But it seems one particular single from the album, "Drivers License," is sparking gossip among fans over the love triangle drama between Olivia, Joshua Bassett, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Drivers License, the lead single from Sour, first lit up rumors surrounding the three Disney stars' romantic entanglement when released on January 8th, 2021.

However, the album drop has created fresh speculation. It has fans reigniting the drama over the alleged "diss track" by Sabrina and Joshua's response to Olivia on his single.

Fans have flooded the young singer-songwriter's social media timeline with tributes to the critically acclaimed album. But many were also caught over the alleged love triangle.

Readers can check out some of the reactions below.

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Olivia Rodrigo x Joshua Bassett x Sabrina Carpenter love triangle explained


It's rumored that Drivers License addresses how High School Music: The Musical - The Series (HSMTMTS) co-stars Olivia Rodrigo and Josh Bassett were reportedly in a relationship before the latter moved on to date "Girl Meets World" star, Sabrina Carpenter.

Olivia Rodrigo and Josh Bassett were also an on-screen couple on HSMTMTS, playing Nini and Rocky, respectively. Sabrina Carpenter, too, is part of the House of Mouse family as she stars in Girl Meets World.

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It should be noted that the HSMTMTS co-stars never publicly confirmed they were together. However, fans believe the rumored pair broke up over the summer after a Tiktok video by Olivia Rodrigo mentioned a "failed relationship."

According to fan theories, the meaning behind the lyrics from Driver's License references Olivia Rodrigo's's thoughts on Josh Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter's ongoing romance:

"And you're probably with that blonde girl/Who always made me doubt/She's so much older than me/She's everything I'm insecure about."

Such lyrics had fans guessing it was about Sabrina Carpenter after they uncovered an original version of the song in which it was "brunette girl."

The 18-year-old's hit single also fuelled responses from her 20-year-old ex and his alleged 21-year-old partner. They dropped their singles, titled "Lie Lie Lie" and "Skin," respectively, shortly after Driver's License's release.


Sabrina Carpenter's Skin shocked fans as most believed it was the singer's response to Olivia Rodrigo's lead single:

"Maybe we could have been friends/If I met you in another life/Maybe then we could pretend/There's no gravity in the words we write/Maybe you didn't mean it/Maybe "blonde" was the only rhyme/The only rhyme."

The star clarified on Instagram that her song wasn't a diss track, and neither was she "bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song."


However, it looks like the wild theories surrounding the three stars won't die down anytime soon.

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Edited by Ravi Iyer