Elusive DJ Jack Bea has finally addressed speculation that he inspired Olivia Rodrigo’s heartbreaking track “Vampire.”
“I don’t think it’s really about me,” Bea told GQ in an interview published Monday, months after the “Gots” artist’s single dropped in June.
“I think the Internet just ran with it,” he added.
When Rodrigo dropped “Vampire,” fans and internet sleuths tried to figure out who inspired the creepy lyrics. “I’ve made some real big mistakes but you made the worst look good / I should have known it was weird that you only come out at night,” she sings.
Several TikTok skeptics linked Rodrigo’s lyrics (“Blood soccer, fame f—”) to Bea’s high-profile dating history. The Los Angeles-raised DJ and Drake collaborator, 27, has been romantically linked to singer Madison Beer and “Glass Onion: Knives Out” star Madeleine Kline.
“You can’t tell me this isn’t about Jack Bea,” said TikTok user @life.with.vicc.
“Cancelled” podcast hosts Tana Mongeau and Brooke Schofield also weighed in on the topic in July. Schofield breaks down the music video, calling Bea “the most important person to know in Hollywood.”
Bea, who was spotted with Rodrigo in New York last year, told GQ that she knows “how to make a song” and that their breakup didn’t deserve a song. She added that the short-lived relationship has since faded.
“We hung out, we were both busy, and we didn’t take our relationship further,” she said. “There was no drama, you know?”
Rodrigo told the Guardian that he doesn’t want to reveal who any of his songs are about. Whether or not “Vampire” is about her, Bea said the song is “so big and awesome.”
He added: “I think Olivia is a generational songwriter. I think she’s a generational talent. I’m always proud of her continued accomplishments.”
Rodrigo is taking his sophomore album, “Guts,” across the US and Europe with his world tour starting next year. He will perform four shows at the Kia Forum in Inglewood on August 13, 14, 16 and 17.