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“When everything fell apart, we had already broken up.”

Of course, public attention to the relationship between the three escalated following the release of Olivia’s 2021 hit song “Driver’s License.” As you probably know, Olivia sings, “You’re probably with that blonde girl / She’s so much older than.” me” — which many interpreted to mean it’s about Joshua and Sabrina.

Well, in Sabrina’s new song, the first verse follows Sabrina starting an “innocent” relationship with a nameless boy — only to be later called a “house wrecker” and a “slut” for “stealing the boy.”

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In the final chorus, she adds, “When it all went down, we had already broken up.”

Speaking to Rolling Stone about her new album, she said: “I’m perfectly aware that even if you try to break it down, Yes, really really break it up for people, they might still not get it.

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On the song, “Because I Liked a Boy,” she continued, “Looking back on it, the last two or three years of my life, that song came from a really real place in my life – so it didn’t feel right not to write this song.”

“It was very therapeutic to write this song after the fact and be like, ‘Wow, one thing leads to another and things can really get out of hand.’ At the end of the day, just being able to own it and not letting it dictate who you are.”

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She continued, “So many people have probably dealt with the situation of being labeled as something they are not. And it’s frustrating because you want to do something about it. But then when you do something, people get mad; If I don’t do anything, people get mad and you’re like, ‘How am I going to feel happy and at peace with myself?’”

In fact, the film was one of Sabrina’s inspirations Simply A “I sort of envisioned Emma Stone’s character because she was labeled as something,” she explained. “In a way, it’s a strangely empowering film. She uses humor to distract from her pain and what she’s going through, and so do I. I think this song has elements of that too.”

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This isn’t the first time Sabrina has alluded to the love triangle in a song — her 2021 song “Skin” included the lyrics, “Maybe then we could pretend / There’s no gravity in.” the words we write / Maybe you didn’t mean it / Maybe “blonde” was the only rhyme.”

Joshua has also spoken out about the toll increasing publicity has taken on him in the past, previously revealing he was hospitalized with stress-related heart failure after his “driver’s license” was cleared.

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You can watch Sabrina’s new music video here.

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