14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown and Drake, 31, text 'about boys' and the internet is horrified: 'This is called grooming'

Millie Bobby Brown was recently asked about her relationship with rapper Drake, and the internet is very confused.

On the red carpet at the Emmys on Monday night, the 14-year-old Stranger Things star told AccessHollywood, “I love him.”

Regarding her friendship with the 31-year-old, she continued, “I met him in Australia, and he’s honestly so fantastic — a great friend and a great role model. … 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.’”

Brown had previously said that Drake gives her life advice, so the reporter, Kit Hoover, asked her what kind. “About boys,” the teen replied. “He helps me. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He’s great. He’s wonderful. I love him.” Pressed for what advice he gives about boys, she said, “That stays in the text messages.”

Brown, who also said she’ll be seeing Drake when his tour comes to Atlanta in November, talked openly and giddily about the singer, clearly not finding it odd that a man more than twice her age is exchanging private messages with her about dating. But Twitter found it “troubling,” “disturbing,” “creepy,” and beyond. Several described it as “grooming.” It was also called “predatorial behavior.” One person even suggested: “Lock him up.”

Brown, who has developed quite a following playing Eleven on her hit Netflix show, hasn’t been shy when it comes to talking publicly about dating. For seven months, she was in a relationship with pop singer Jacob Sartorius. When they broke up in January, they both issued statements about the split, leading to criticism of the media for reporting on a 13-year-old actress’s breakup.

This has been an odd few months for public news about Drake’s personal life. Just this week, reports emerged that he’s rumored to be dating an 18-year-old model. Additionally, TMZ reported that the rapper recently filed an extortion lawsuit against a woman who claims they had a tryst and alleges he raped and impregnated her.

Over the summer, Drake came clean on his latest album about fathering a baby with former French adult film star Sophie Brussaux and said he had only seen the child, who turns 1 in October, once. Then there was Kim Kardashian speaking out to deny that she had slept with Drake (pre-Kanye), and Heidi Klum saying Drake texted her earlier this year for a date — but that she ignored him.

But clearly Brown isn’t keeping Drake’s texts on read — but, as many on social media have noted, maybe she should.

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Drake attends a Party at Empire on May 7, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Drake attendsGold Room Saturday Nights at Gold Room on May 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 06: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Drake and Benny Alemu attend a Party at Gold Room on May 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 03: Singer Drake and Nessel Beezer look on in the second half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 01: Singer Drake gets the crowd going in the second half of Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 14: Rap artist Drake looks on as he wears a Humboldt Broncos jersey during the Toronto Raptors game against the Washington Wizards during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 14, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drake
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Drake seen on a night out leaving Park Chinois in Mayfair on April 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Drake seen leaving Nobu Berkeley restaurant in Mayfair on April 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 6: Singers Drake and Baka Not Nice react during the first half of an NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on April 6, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 9: Masai Ujiri and Drake before the game between the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors on March 9, 2018 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Zedd and Drake attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF18/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Drake attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF18/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Drake is seen on February 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 17: Drake and Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri before the game against the Detroit Pistons on January 17, 2018 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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