So! High School Musical: The Musical: The Series costars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett were apparently dating (although this was never confirmed) and when they apparently broke up, things were rumored to be getting pretty messy behind the scenes.
On the same day as Joshua was pictured on an apparent lunch-date with Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia dropped a picture on Instagram wearing a “dump him” T-shirt, which seemed pointed to say the least. And so, an apparent love-triangle/feud was born.
The 17-year-old wouldn’t be drawn on whether the song was about her costar, but she also didn’t shut the rumors down either. In an interview with Billboard, she said: “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.”
Then in steamrolled Joshua, who also released a few songs of his own which seemed to be a response to Olivia. One such track was called “Lie Lie Lie” which…well, it’s not exactly subtle, is it?