Sabrina Carpenter says 'Skin' is not a diss track after Olivia Rodrigo speculation

The latest from the Disney love triangle, decoded
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Shortly after Olivia Rodrigo dropped her instant mega-hit “drivers license,” Sabrina Carpenter weighed in on the whole situation with the release of her newest track, “Skin.” While speculations started flying, around the whole Olivia, Joshua Bassett, and Sabrina “entanglement,” Carpenter has come forward to share that her song isn’t purely focused on Rodrigo.

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After the two High School Musical: The Musical: The Series stars, Olivia and Joshua, had the internet buzzing about dating rumors, Bassett was pictured on a possible lunch date with Sabrina. Around the same time, Carpenter had posted a picture on Instagram where she was sporting a t-shirt that read “dump him.” The shade of it all! Of course, this sent the social media stans into a tailspin of rumors and theories.

Both Olivia and Sabrina’s tracks seem to allude to the debacle and neither of the stars seems to outwardly shutdown any speculations.

In an interview with Billboard Rodrigo shared, "I totally understand people's curiosity with the specifics of who the song's about and what it's about, but to me, that's really the least important part of the song.” She added, “It's resonating with people because of how emotional it is, and I think everything else is not important."

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Once Sabrina’s new track was released, specific lyrics of the song had fans feeling like it was a direct response to Olivia’s poignant lyrics. However, Carpenter took to Instagram to share the real meaning behind “Skin,” writing, “Thank you to everyone who has listened to 'Skin', especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what I was trying to get across.” She continues, "I wasn't bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. I was at a tipping point in my life for countless reasons. So I was inspired to do what I usually do to cope, write something that I wish I could have told myself in the past."

Finally, Carpenter adds, “ People can only get to you if you give them the power to. And a lot of people were trying to get to me. The song isn’t calling out one single person.”

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