After rampant speculation that her provocative new single, "Skin," is a diss track aimed at a certain someone, Sabrina Carpenter revealed over the weekend that it was actually inspired by several different situations. "thank you to everyone who has listened to skin especially those who have opened their minds to lyrically what i was trying to get across," wrote Carpenter in an Instagram post on Sunday night (Jan. 24) accompanied by a snap in which she's laying down staring into space, her blonde hair spilling out of the frame.
It's the next bit that got people talking, in which Carpenter, 21, appears to tamp down widespread reports that that the song is her response to 17-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Olivia Rodrigo's runaway smash "Drivers License," which features the lines "And you're probably with the blonde girl/ Who always made me doubt/ She's so much older than me/ She's everything I'm insecure about."
Without naming names, in her post, Carpenter writes, "i wasn’t bothered by a few lines in a (magnificent) song and wrote a diss track about it. 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. people can only get to you if you give them the power to. and a lot of people were trying to get to me."