Millie Bobby Brown Responds To Drake Friendship Backlash
20 September 2018, 17:51 | Updated: 11 December 2018, 14:33
The Stranger Things star and rapper Drake "text all the time", apparently.
UPDATE: Millie Bobby Brown has issued a statement on Instagram regarding her friendship with Drake. (20/09)
After Millie spoke about her unlikely friendship with Drake at the Emmys on Monday night, and how the rapper gives her advice "about boys", some people online criticised the friendship by implying it was somehow inappropriate for a 14-year-old to be friends with a 31-year-old.
Milly has now address that backlash stating: "Why you gotta make a lovely friendship a headline? U guys are weird" and then "I'm very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U don't get to decide that for me".
Millie Bobby Brown has spoken out after the internet criticised her relationship with Drake. pic.twitter.com/4zSTrul5OY— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) September 20, 2018
What do you think of Millie's statement?
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During an interview on the red carpet at the Emmy's on Monday night (September 17), Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown spoke to Access Hollywood about her unlikely friendship with Drake and revealed that the two of them text... about boys.
In case you didn't know, Millie and Drake are good friends. The pair met by chance in Australia after known Stranger Things stan Drake asked if Millie wanted to come to his show. "We text all the time now. He helps me with everything, just life lessons. He's amazing. He's a great human being," she said in an interview with W Magazine earlier this year.
Brown was asked about her friendship with Drake again on the red carpet earlier this week and she said “I love him. I met him in Australia and he’s honestly so fantastic, and a great friend, a great role model. We text—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.’”
The comment was then followed up with the all important question: “What advice does he give you, like, what does he say?”
Brown's answer? “About boys, he helps me.”
Watch the full interview below:
'Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown Says Drake Helps Her With Boys | Access
Despite Millie and her life mentor Drake's cute friendship, some people thought it was kinda weird that a grown man is texting a teenage girl 'boy advice,' while others think it's totally cool and actually kind of thoughtful.
so drake really be texting millie bobby brown, a 14 year old, to give her advice about boys.... pic.twitter.com/iEavWeCK9U— Jayla (@jaylaxmarie) September 18, 2018
when we found out drake, 31, is texting millie bobby brown, 14, talking bout "i miss you so much" pic.twitter.com/YkPdIdg4EK— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) September 18, 2018
Ok but Drake texting Millie Bobbi Brown about boys is very gross pic.twitter.com/IXrNkfj2X4— teen dad - free palestine! (@colourpill) September 18, 2018
going to be honest: I don’t think the millie bobby brown thing & drake is too weird only because when I was 14 I had older friends and we used to all text and it was never inappropriate, there were super clear boundaries between our lives- it was like having older siblings— Jewels (@jewelssea) September 18, 2018
I don’t think there is anything wrong with an adult texting a teenager when it comes down to being appropriate and actually being a role model type deal.. I don’t think Drake means no harm to Millie at all. Drake is always showing love to kids. He wants to inspire generations. https://t.co/C2QM51RqUj— ♡ (@sadgirlcum) September 19, 2018