In Rodrigo's song, the 17-year-old entertainer sings about an unnamed ex, and croons, "And you're probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / She's so much older than me / She's everything I'm insecure about." Fans quickly interpreted that to be about Carpenter, who is blonde and 21.
In Carpenter's newly released track, she sings, "Maybe we could’ve been friends/ If I met you in another life/ 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."
It didn't take long for fans to jump on Twitter and share their thoughts on the implications of the lyrics.
Other lyrics than fans pointed to when it came to their theory that Carpenter's new song was an elaborate clap back include: "And I’m not asking you to let it go but/ You been tellin’ your side/ So I’ll be tellin’ mine," and "You can try/ To get under my under my under my skin/ While he’s on mine," as well as, "Don’t drive yourself insane."
Though HSMTMTS co-stars Rodrigo and Bassett never confirmed an off-screen romance, fans believe the pair previously dated, before breaking up last year. Rodrigo did post a TikTok about "failed relationships" in August.
Carpenter and Bassett have been romantically linked repeatedly, even posting their Halloween couples costume on TikTok.
Subtly titled "Lie Lie Lie," Bassett's song includes lyrics like, "I know what you said about me / I hope that it makes you happy / You can't seem to get me off your mind," and the music video features Bassett driving through the desert, which mirrors scenes from the music video for "Drivers License."
Check out the video below for more on the rumored lyrical drama.