Drake and Millie Bobby Brown’s friendship has been a topic of controversy, mainly due to the significant age gap between them. However, the two have maintained a close bond for nearly seven years now.

Their friendship started in 2017 when Brown was 14 years old and Drake was 31. The Stranger Things actress met Drake at one of his concerts. Their casual encounter quickly turned into a friendship. After that, they regularly exchanged texts, with Brown even admitting to seeking dating advice from Drake.

Drake and Millie Bobby Brown
Drake and Millie Bobby Brown | via Drake’s Instagram

However, their age difference drew criticism. Many questioned if it was appropriate for a grown man to maintain such a close relationship with a minor. Despite this, both Drake and Brown have defended their friendship firmly.

Millie Bobby Brown Replied to Critics of Her Relationship With Drake

Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown at Stranger Fan Meet 5 People Convention | Credits: Wikimedia Commons/ Laviru Koruwakankanamge

Millie Bobby Brown took to social media to reply to those who questioned her friendship with Drake for being something else. In a series of Instagram stories, she talked about the value of having someone like Drake in her life who could guide her. According to W Magazine, Drake even advised Brown for her dating life.

She wrote, according to screenshots published by Cosmopolitan,

“Why u gotta make a lovely friendship ur headline? U guys are weird… For real. 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. It’s nice to have people understand what I do. Now get back to talking about real problems in this world other than my friendships… jeez.”

Brown’s stance showed it was her right to choose her own circle of friends and mentors, regardless of public opinion.

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Drake’s Lyrical Response to Critics of His Relationship With Millie Bobby Brown

Drake | Credits: Wikimedia Commons/ The Come Up Show

After years of facing backlash, Drake finally addressed his critics through the lyrics of his album, For All the Dogs. In the song Another Late Night, the rapper directly addressed the controversy of his relationship with the Stranger Things star.

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He called the criticism as nothing more than chatter from “weirdos” on social media. Drake also warned those who continue to question his friendship with Brown, rapping,

“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—, it’s jaw droppin’, really shockin.'”

The aggressive language indicated Drake’s frustration. The rapper sent a clear message that his friendship with Brown is none of the public’s concern, and those who continue to question it may face consequences.

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While the nature of Drake and Millie Bobby Brown’s relationship was controversial, the way they defended each other shows the importance of having supportive mentors and friends in the entertainment industry, regardless of age.

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