Sabrina Carpenter has released a brand-new song titled “Skin.”
On it, the Disney singer takes aim at a person who’s trying to meddle with her relationship and happiness. “You can try / To get under my, under my, under my skin / While hе’s on mine / Yeah, all on my, all on my, all on my skin,” she sings on the chorus.
Shortly after its release, some fans took notice of Carpenter’s lyrics and believe that “Skin” might be a direct response to fellow Disney star Olivia Rodrigo’s hit debut single “Drivers License.” On the track, the 17-year-old Rodrigo sings about a love triangle between herself, her former lover and a “blonde girl,” which some speculate is a reference to Carpenter. In 2020, Carpenter was romantically linked to Rodrigo’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series castmate Joshua Bassett, who is allegedly the subject of “Drivers License.”
However, Carpenter has since shut down the rumors, saying she didn’t write “Skin” as a diss track about Rodrigo, and even praised the rising star on her latest hit. “I wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it,” Carpenter wrote on Instagram. “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.”
She added: “The song isn’t calling out one single person. Some lines address a specific situation, while other lines address plenty of other experiences I’ve had this past year.” Read her full statement below.
Listen to “Skin” below: