Have a pressing need to get to the bottom of who Joshua Bassett’s song "Lie, Lie, Lie" is about? Well, the Disney star finally gave a little bit of an explanation in a Jan. 14 Instagram Story. “I wrote ‘Lie, Lie, Lie’ after I found out a friend had been lying about me behind my back for a long time,” the Disney star wrote alongside a picture of an old car parked in a desert. “It always sucks to hear that someone you thought you could trust would throw you under the bus when it benefits them. It happens to all of us, and I think all you can do is seek out people that build you up rather than tear you down.”
ICYMI: Fans were thinking (and, TBH, I’m still thinking) that the song is a response to Bassett’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costar and rumored ex Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song "Drivers License."
"Drivers License," which came out Jan. 8 very much seemed to be a jab at Bassett. Specifically, lyrics like, “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,” have fans thinking Rodrigo was referring to Bassett’s new rumored relationship with Sabrina Carpenter.
To be clear, Carpenter is literally a blond girl three years older than Rodrigo who’s been romantically linked to Bassett. So, like, the story adds up.
OK, now moving on to "Lie, Lie, Lie." A sneak peak of Bassett’s song, which reallllyyyy seems like a response Drivers License, was released Jan. 13. Some of the extremely shady lyrics: "You’ve been lyin’ to yourself / Lie to everyone else / Only think about yourself / Darlin’, what the hell? / I know what you say about me / I hope that it makes you happy / Can’t seem to get me off your mind / Oh, I know you’re lyin’ through your teeth / Told them the lies that you told meI’ve had enough of it this time / So you can lie, lie, lie, lie, lie / Go ahead and try, try, try, try, try / It won’t work this time, time, time, time, time / Kiss your ass goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye / I’ll kiss your a** goodbye."
OK, maybe I’m reading into this too much, but I just have to point out that the above imagery is verryyyyy similar to that of Rodrigo’s "Drivers License" video. And those lyrics??? You kidding me? Doesn’t exactly sound like a song you’d pen about a platonic friend to me…
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