People Are Calling Drake “Creepy” After Billie Eilish Revealed That He Texts Her

Drake is a pretty powerful guy in his field. He’s very famous and makes a lot of popular music. It makes sense that any young woman coming up in the entertainment industry would be thrilled to have a connection with him. And that’s bothering a lot of people on the outside of this dynamic, who think his pattern of texting women under the age of 18 is not so innocent.

Most recently, 17-year-old Billie Eilish revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Drake texts her, claiming he is “so nice” even though they’ve never met in person.

Drake is like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to,” she said. “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?”

It’s entirely possible that Drake is just nice and wants to reach out to an up and comer in music who he admires. Ellish was nominated for a Grammy this year for her debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and she’s been getting a lot of coverage in the media. Drake was a star as a teen as well, and might sympathize or have specific advice for someone in that position.

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But for some people, this is part of an unsettling pattern. Drake also got called out for his text relationship with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown. The 14-year-old revealed in an interview that Drake sometimes texted her about her life, including her dating life, which is…weird. Sorry. It’s weird.

But Brown doesn’t think so. She later posted in an Instagram story that people were making an innocent friendship into something sordid, Buzzfeed reports, writing, “Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline? U guys are weird…For real. I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance.

“I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U dont get to chose that for me. it’s nice to have people understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in the world other than my friendships…jeez.”

That would be totally reasonable, except she’s a kid and kids don’t always know when they’re being groomed by adults into inappropriate relationships. Again, it could be nothing, but it could be something and that’s why grown-ups need to have clear boundaries with young people.

Many folks had something to say about this dynamic Drake seems to have with girls:

It’s possible all this talk is very unfair to Drake. Unfortunately, music and entertainment are industries that are notoriously dangerous for girls and women, and there is more awareness and discussion of that in 2019 than ever. If Drake’s intentions are good, he should recognize that he should save his uplifting texts for someone his own age, and support the younger ones in some other way. Maybe just buy their albums and tweet about it.