In the world of celebrity, things that would seem odd for the rest of us often get a pass. This is especially the case when it comes to age differences in friendships and romantic relationships. But we’re going to have to call creepy on the newest celeb bestie squad, which includes 31-year-old Drake and 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown. Drizzy, you know better.
The Stranger Things actor has professed her love* for Drake in the past, posing in one of the Toronto rappers’ Scorpion album jackets. But on Monday’s red carpet at the Emmy Awards, Brown upped the ante on her fangirl status and revealed that she and adult-aged Drake are friends who text all the time. Goodness gracious great balls of fire.
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“I love him … he’s honestly so fantastic. A great friend and a great role model,” Brown told Access Hollywood while being interviewed at the Emmy Awards. “We text. We just texted the other day and he was like, ‘I miss you so much!’ and I was like ‘I miss you more!’”
Drake could be missing 5 to 10 years of his life if this texting continues.
When asked about the topic of the texts, Brown revealed that it often centres around her romantic relationships. “About boys. He helps me. He’s great.” And what’s Drizzy’s advice? “That stays in the text messages.”
How many seasons of Degrassi does someone have to star on to learn that an adult texting a child is not a good idea, because apparently seven seasons isn’t long enough. And yes, it has definitely been a storyline.
Social media has responded to the new friendship and people aren’t impressed.
when we found out drake, 31, is texting millie bobby brown, 14, talking bout “i miss you so much” pic.twitter.com/YkPdIdg4EK
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) September 18, 2018
Drake is OBVIOUSLY grooming Millie Bobby Brown.. no 30-something year old man should be in a 14 year old girls text messages giving her… “dating advice”.
— Wesley Lindsey 🎥 (@Zeitwes) September 18, 2018
Are we really going to let Drake tell Millie Bobby Brown he misses her when these are his lyrics?… pic.twitter.com/tOn8i6GxPU
— ً (@CFCJords) September 19, 2018
If this is true, the adults around Millie Bobby Brown need to tighten up. Stop dressing her like a grown woman and portraying her like an adult. How do you even let her exchange phone numbers with Drake???
— Pronounced “black.” (@executivechair_) September 19, 2018
millie bobby brown telling those interviewers about drake was a cry for help hollywood do your thing
— Richa Kapoor (@richA_K_Apoor) September 18, 2018
Adding to the ‘You better check yourself before you wreck yourself’ vibe of this situation, Drake is currently rumoured to be dating 18-year-old Bella Harris. To reiterate, Drake’s current girlfriend is four years older than Brown and both are too young to be hanging with a man in his 30s.
We’re starting to understand why Rihanna decided against dating Drake.
*Note, we mean the 14-year-old version of ‘love’ as in signing every text message with ‘ILYSM’ even if you’re only lukewarm on the person.