Drake Defends Millie Bobby Brown Friendship 5 Years After Interview Sparked Backlash

Drake is defending his friendship with Millie Bobby Brown. Five years after his bond with the “Stranger Things” star first sparked criticism, the rapper is addressing the haters in a brand-new track. Drake dropped his latest album “For All The Dogs” on Oct. 6 and had strong words for those bringing any negativity to his and Millie’s mutual respect and admiration. “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**t, it’s jaw droppin’, really shockin,'” he raps in “Another Late Night.” The backlash started in 2018 after Millie raved over her famous pal in a now-viral red carpet interview with Access Hollywood at that year’s Emmys. The then-14-year-old told Kit Hoover and Scott Evans that Drake had become a mentor she texted regularly, sharing that he even gave her advice on boys. Though the stars are 17 years apart, they have more in common than the skeptics may realize. Millie shot to fame as a child actor on “Stranger Things” – an experience to which Drake can likely relate given his time on the smash teen series “Degrassi” before he hit it big in the hip-hop world. Though it took the 36-year-old some time to weigh in on the situation, Millie fired back right away with a message on her Instagram story just days later. “Why u gotta make a lovey friendship ur headline? U guys are weird… for real,” she wrote at the time, sharing gratitude for Drake’s willingness to lend his support and insight. “I’m lucky to have people in the business extend their time to help me further my career and offer their wisdom and guidance. I’m very blessed to have amazing people in my life. U don’t get to choose that for me.”