From Conan Gray to Billie Eilish, All of Olivia Rodrigo’s Celebrity Friends
The era of Olivia Rodrigo is back in full swing, and a spotlight has been put on her high-profile celebrity friendships. Since the success of her 2021 Grammy-winning album, “Sour,” fans have eagerly anticipated a new release from the singer-songwriter. Rodrigo’s second album, “Guts,” is set to release on Sept. 8, and it’s already generating tons of buzz due to the release of the singer’s two summer singles, “Bad Idea Right?” and “Vampire.”
Rodrigo revealed in a June 2023 interview with Billboard that the upcoming album reflects the growing pains of getting older, relationships, and finding yourself. “I made the bulk of this album during my 19th year on this earth. A year that, for me, was filled with lots of confusion, mistakes, awkwardness & good old fashioned teen angst,” she explained. Fans of the “Good 4 U” singer have made their own conclusions about what, or perhaps whom, Rodrigo is addressing in the two singles, especially “Vampire,” which many believe is about her friendship and alleged fallout with Taylor Swift.
Swift and Rodrigo had a well-established history together prior to the release of “Sour.” In the past, the “Drivers License” singer called herself a serious Swift fan and even credited Swift as her biggest idol and inspiration. Things between the two seemingly changed after Swift, producer Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent received writing credits and a 50 percent share of the royalties for Rodrigo’s hit single “Deja Vu,” as it interpolated Swift’s 2019 song “Cruel Summer,” per Rolling Stone.
Fans picked up on the alleged fallout of the two after Rodrigo revealed to The New York Times that she didn’t attend a single show in Swift’s Eras Tour, which has subsequently sparked rumors that “Vampire”‘s lyrics that mention an unnamed person being a “bloodsucker, fame f*cker” are about Swift. When asked if there was any truth to the speculation, Rodrigo told The Guardian in September 2023, “How do I answer this? I mean, I never want to say who any of my songs are about. I’ve never done that before in my career and probably won’t. I think it’s better to not pigeonhole a song to being about this one thing.” She continued, “I was very surprised when people thought that.”
Rodrigo’s friendship with Swift may be over, but the “Vampire” artist has a handful of celebrity friends in her circle. Read on to learn more about the singer’s famous friends!