Getting into new relationships can be tricky. For one, you don’t know how it will turn out to be. Secondly, you don’t know how everyone else would react to it. This is worse by magnitudes when celebrity relationships are concerned. Sabrina Carpenter shares the hate she received all because she liked a boy and dated him. She and this boy became the talk of the world through some hit singles.
Sabrina Carpenter released her fifth studio album ’emails i can’t send’ on July 15, 2022. The album released after spawning three hit singles; “Skin,” “Fast Times,” and “Vicious.” Sabrina Carpenter started writing the songs during quarantine as a coping mechanism for everything going on in the world and being a casualty of a celebrity love triangle.
Sabrina Carpenter was caught in the very publicized breakup between former Disney co-stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett in early 2020. Soon after the breakup, Joshua and Sabrina were spotted together. Olivia Rodrigo then went on to release her debut single “drivers license” which talked about a blonde girl ‘stealing’ her boyfriend. While the song broke several streaming records and won a Grammy, Sabrina and Joshua became the most-hated new couple in the world for several weeks.
Listen to “because i liked a boy” by Sabrina Carpenter
Sabrina Carpenter “because i liked a boy” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the first verse of the song, Sabrina details how she fell in love with this boy. A string of little things added up to become a beautiful necklace of love that she wanted to wear proudly. But she faced the wrath of the world for something she had no part in determining.
We bonded over Black Eyed Peas
And complicated exes
In Olivia Rodrigo’s single “deja vu,” she claims that she introduced this boy to the music of Billy Joel, which apparently all three of them loved. Olivia claimed the credits for introducing both the boy and his new girlfriend to the music of Billy Joel. But, in the above lyrics, Sabrina seems to claim that she and this boy bonded over a very different type of music. And naturally, she calls their exes ‘complicated.’
In the hook of the song, Sabrina tells us how bad she got it when the world believed Olivia’s songs and thought Sabrina did steal Joshua from Olivia. Sabrina became a homewrecker overnight, a shallow soul who sleeps with anyone who comes along, and a witch who manipulates people.
Sabrina details how she received death threats from Olivia’s fans. This is how extreme the Internet can be. Anyone can threaten to end someone’s life and get away with it.
And all of this, just because Sabrina fell in love with a boy.
Was only tryna hold you close
While your heart was failing
In the second verse of the song, Sabrina Carpenter tells us that she had no part in the breakup between this boy and his former lover. Sabrina may have been around the boy when their relationship was falling apart, but she did not actively make it happen. She was a casualty of something bigger.
Finally, Sabrina leaves us with a word of advice: “Dating boys with exes / No, I wouldn’t recommend it.”
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