Drake, 37, Addresses Comments About His Relationship With Millie Bobby Brown, 19

Drake has responded to criticism surrounding his relationship with 19-year-old Millie Bobby Brown.
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Drake has responded to criticism surrounding his relationship with 19-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown.

The ‘Gods Plan’ rapper, 37 – whose actual name is Aubrey Drake Graham – is undoubtedly one of the biggest musicians in the world.

Having racked up five Grammy awards throughout his career, he is known for successful hits such as ‘One Dance’, ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Toosie Slide’.

Drake is also known to be close to numerous celebrities, including Adele, NBA superstar Lebron James and Travis Scott.

However, his friendship with the Stranger Things star has raised eyebrows and led to him receiving backlash.

Now, the ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ singer has clapped back at the critics.

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The controversy started back in 2018 when Brown, who was just 14 years old at the time, revealed that Drake, who was 31, had been texting her for ‘advice about boys’.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, the Enola Holmes actress said: “I love him. 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. He was like, ‘I miss you so much’. I was like, ‘I miss you more’.”

When asked what the pair would talk about, she didn’t go into too much detail but did say: “About boys, he helps me. He’s great, he’s wonderful. I love him.”

The news of their friendship made the headlines due to their 17-year age gap, however, Brown defended their relationship in an Instagram story at the time, expressing: “Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline? U guys are weird…”

The Enola Holmes star continued by adding that she is lucky to have people in the industry who take to time to offer her ‘wisdom and guidance’.

“It’s nice to have people understand what I do,” Brown added. “Now get back to talking about real problems in this world other than my friendships… jeez.”

Millie Bobby Brown and Drake.
Millie Bobby Brown’s friendship with Drake has been met with scrutiny. Credit: @milliebobbybrown/Instagram

Now, after several years, Drake has responded to those who disagreed with their friendship

In a track off his album ‘For All the Dogs’ called ‘Another Late Night’ – which features Lil Yachty – he shares a similar sentiment to Brown and brands those who criticised them as ‘weirdos’.

The ‘Passionfruit’ artist raps: “Weirdos in my comments talkin’ ’bout some Millie Bobby, look.

“Bring them jokes up to the gang, we get to really flockin’ / Or send a finger to your mama in some FedEx boxes / Open up that s***, it’s jaw droppin’, really shockin’.”

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Following the release of the highly anticipated album, Drake revealed on the SiriusXM show Table For One that he intends to take some time away from the music industry to focus on his health, as per the Independent.

“I probably won’t make music for a little bit,” the ‘Take Care’ artist said. “I need to focus on my health, first and foremost, and I’ll talk about that soon enough.

“Nothing crazy, but just like, you know, I want people to be healthy in life.”

Meanwhile, the Godzilla vs Kong actress is busy preparing for her wedding to Jake Bongiovi, 21, the son of Jon Bon Jovi.

It is unknown at the moment if Drake will be attending.

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Written by Ryan Wilks

Ryan is a former content editor at IGV who specialises in celebrity and entertainment news. He has a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production from the University of Gloucestershire. He previously worked as a social media editor for Reach PLC’s national brands including Daily Star, Daily Express, OK! and The Mirror.