Fans of the rap artist Drake have been left perturbed by the revelation that he has the phone number of teen songstress Billie Eilish, and that he routinely exchanges text messages with her.
Drake was labeled 'creepy' by some after the 17-year-old Eilish spoke about her correspondence with him in a recent interview with Vanity Fair.Watch Drake thank Masie Williams in this acceptance speech:
Eilish stated: "Drake is like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I mean, I’ve only like texted him, but he’s so nice. Like, he does not need to be nice, you know what I mean? He’s at a level in his life where he doesn’t need to be nice, but he is, you know?"
When the interview hit social media, a number of people on Twitter had some pretty strong feelings about whether it was appropriate for the rapper to have such an intimate dialogue with an adolescent girl.
For instance, one person on Twitter wrote: "Can we talk about drake texting billie eilish and millie bobby brown... he’s a whole ass grown man and they’re two underage girls... that’s some creepy shit if you ask me.. [sic]"
Indeed, this isn't the first time that Drake has been accused by some people of having an inappropriate relationship with a young female entertainer.
In an interview with Access Hollywood in 2018, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobbie Brown also spoke about her friendship with the artist, which some people found uncomfortable to deal with.
Millie stated: "I love [Drake]. 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’. About boys, he helps me. Yeah, he’s great, he’s wonderful, I love him."