Millie Bobby Brown's Friendship With Much Older Drake Faces Backlash

Millie Bobby Brown Defends Her Friendship With Drake After Backlash

September 23, 2018 Updated February 4, 2020

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Many people find Millie Bobby Brown’s ‘friendship’ with the much older Drake concerning

Millie Bobby Brown is responding to those who are skeptical and critical of her “friendship” with 31-year-old rapper Drake. Brown kept quiet about the backlash that made headlines all week, until now.

The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress was asked about Drake on the Emmys red carpet, where she described him as “a great friend and a great role model” and said “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.'”

After mentioning that the two of them “text about boys,” people everywhere weighed in on the controversial information. Because why would a 31-year-old man text a 14-year-old girl ever?

Brown took to Instagram to address the backlash, calling her relationship with Drake a “lovely friendship.”

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She also thanked those who have shown her support this week. “I love you guys. Thank you for supporting me. Many thanks to u guys. Sending my love to wherever u are in the world.”

Regardless of Brown’s defense of the situation, many people remain unconvinced that the texting and friendship between the two is as innocent as Brown says.