AceShowbiz - Millie Bobby Brown recently proudly talked about her relationship with Drake, but the internet isn't so impressed after finding out what they're talking about via text messages. Met on the red carpet at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 17, the "Stranger Things" star revealed how she got close with the Canadian rapper.
"I met him in Australia, and he's honestly so fantastic - a great friend and a great role model," the 14-year-old actress shared. "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.' "
Millie had previously said that Drake gave her life advice. Asked about what kind of advice that she got from the "In My Feelings" hitmaker, the teen star replied, "About boys. He helps me. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He's great. He's wonderful. I love him." She, however, would not share more details about the advice she got from Drake, saying, "That stays in the text messages."
People soon took to Twitter to react to the news about Drake and Millie's text exchange, and many of them found it "troubling," "disturbing" and "creepy." Some others accused the 31-year-old rapper of "grooming."
when we found out drake, 31, is texting millie bobby brown, 14, talking bout "i miss you so much" pic.twitter.com/YkPdIdg4EK— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) September 18, 2018
"Drake is OBVIOUSLY grooming Millie Bobby Brown.. no 30-something year old man should be in a 14 year old girls text messages giving her... 'dating advice'," one wrote.
Drake is OBVIOUSLY grooming Millie Bobby Brown.. no 30-something year old man should be in a 14 year old girls text messages giving her... “dating advice”.— Wesley Lindsey 🎥 (@Zeitwes) September 18, 2018
Another similarly reacted, "this s**t is NOT okay. it's GROOMING. it is outright predatorial behavior esp w/the other ways Drake has been showing his disgusting a**."
https://t.co/FJr7oikNid— 가시나무 (queereanfemme) (@jasminshere) September 18, 2018
this shit is NOT okay. it’s GROOMING. it is outright predatorial behavior esp w/the other ways Drake has been showing his disgusting ass
So wait— coolgamer420 (niners 1-1) (@TheKevinfinity) September 18, 2018
Drake went on a date with that eighteen year old after they’d “known each other for two years”
And he’s texting 14 year old Millie Bobby Brown about boys and relationships, which is textbook grooming behavior
New York-based actor Christina Ritter weighed in, "31 year old Drake dating 18 year old Bella Harris makes his close friendship with Millie Bobby Brown less cute and more creepy."
31 year old Drake dating 18 year old Bella Harris makes his close friendship with Millie Bobby Brown less cute and more creepy.— Christina Ritter (@CMRitterActor) September 14, 2018
It is absolutely creepy af that Drake, 32 years old, gives "advice on boys" to Millie Bobby Brown.— Scott (@DefendInsanity) September 18, 2018
She is 14.
Am I taking crazy pills? In what world is this even remotely okay?
Journalist and JSC Radio host added, "Ummm, If she isn't your little sister or daughter, I can't think of too many reasons a man north of 30 should be texting a teenager."
Ummm, If she isn’t your little sister or daughter, I can’t think of too many reasons a man north of 30 should be texting a teenager. https://t.co/G08znWT7dA— Jay Scott Smith (@JayScottSmith) September 18, 2018
Neither Drake nor Millie has responded to the controversy regarding their relationship. Until then, it's safe to assume that the Emmy-nominated actress will go on with her plan to see Drake when he stops by Atlanta for his tour in November.