When “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown was spotted on the red carpet at the Emmys last week, reporters were quick to question her relationship with Canadian-based rapper Drake. The 14-year-old star told Access Hollywood, “I love him.” Leaving the internet quite confused to the depth of their friendship.
Brown continued, “I met him in Australia, and he’s honestly so fantastic — a great friend and a great role model. … 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.’”
In the past, Brown said that the 31-year-old rapper gives her life advice so Kit Hoover, reporter for Access Hollywood asked the teen star what kind of life advice, to which she responded, “About boys.”
“He helps me. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He’s great. He’s wonderful. I love him.” Pressed for what advice he gives about boys, she said, “That stays in the text messages.”
Brown did not seem to find the fact that Drake is 17 years her senior to be an issue exchanging private messages with her about dating, but Twitter users had the opposite reaction calling it “creepy,” “troubling,” and “disturbing,” among other things.
Several Twitter users described their relationship as “grooming,” with others calling Drake’s behavior “predatorial.”
Twitter user YT: Wesley Lindsey (@Zeitwes) tweeted: “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”.”
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”.
— YT: Wesley Lindsey 🎥 (@Zeitwes) September 18, 2018
Another Twitter user (@jasminishere) tweeted, “https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/awards/8475767/millie-bobby-brown-drake-friendship-interview-video … this shit is NOT okay. it’s GROOMING. it is outright predatorial behavior esp w/the other ways Drake has been showing his disgusting ass”
this shit is NOT okay. it’s GROOMING. it is outright predatorial behavior esp w/the other ways Drake has been showing his disgusting ass
— 가시나무 (queereanfemme) (@jasminshere) September 18, 2018
Apparently Drake is now dating 18-year-old model Bella Harris after knowing her for over two years. They first met at the “Summer Sixteen Tour” in 2016 which Drake and Future were hosts of.
Harris is the daughter of famous music producer Jimmy Jam, and has modeled for Fenty Beauty, Forever 21, and Guess just to name a few brands.
To put it in perspective, Harris just graduated from high school this past June.
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