Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” drama is the popular culture equal of a three-car pileup.
Fans of the Disney+ authentic show “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” have been following the teenager gossip surrounding Rodrigo’s hit single “Drivers License,” which they imagine was impressed by an alleged love triangle between her and show co-stars Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter.
Never a franchise to miss a trending second, “Saturday Night Live” dropped a ha-ha homage to Rodrigo’s viral tune over the weekend — solely, it was set in a pool corridor, with grown males participating within the excessive drama of all of it.
The singer herself took discover of the bit —and never simply because if featured “Bridgerton” heartthrob Regé-Jean Page. The newest “SNL” episode aired on the identical day as Rodrigo’s 18th birthday.
“DRIVERS LICENSE SNL SKETCH IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER IM SHAKING,” Rodrigo posted to Twitter Sunday.
NBC’s iconic sketch comedy sequence’ official account immediately responded: “hbd!!!!,” becoming a member of the greater than 200,000 followers who preferred, retweeted and/or commented on Rodrigo’s authentic tweet.
Alleged dangerous boy Bassett, 20, additionally responded to the “SNL” parody, via TikTok, calling it a “Dream come true.”
Confused but? Well, Rodrigo first shared her hit tune on Jan. 4. Later that day, Bassett hyped his new single “Lie Lie Lie”on Instagram, “proper after Liv,” as one fan identified.
Rodrigo and Bassett, who play Nini Salazar-Roberts and Ricky Bowen in “HSMTMTS,” respectively, had been an on-screen couple earlier than they had been additionally linked offstage,entertainment outlets reported. But that did not final lengthy, apparently. In August, Rodrigoshared a videoon TikTok captioned, “And that is on failed relationships,” together with the tune “All I Want” from the sequence’ authentic soundtrack. Fictionally, the tune was written by Paige for ex-lover Ricky.
But followers shortly started to speculate it was impressed by actual life.
That’s the place Carpenter, 21, also referred to as Maya Hart from the Disney reboot “Girl Meets World” is available in. It was rumored that Carpenter and Bassett started their romance after Rodrigo and Bassett break up someday final yr. While these stories stay unconfirmed, Bassett and Carpenter seem to be getting comfortably kooky in a latest TikTok through which they had been dressed as Sharkboy and Lavagirl, of the 2005 flick “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.”
Still confused? Well, it will get extra difficult: Carpenter launched her personal reported smack observe, “Skin,” amid the drama. Alas, this isn’t the primary pop diva feud to seduce the popular culture plenty —and it certainly will not be the final.