The downside to Olivia Rodrigo's "drivers license?" Parking ticket

  • The Disney star posted on her Instagram story that she had received a fine in Los Angeles
  • She recently released her follow-up track, ‘Deja Vu’, and her debut album is expected in May
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Olivia Rodrigo recently released her follow up to "drivers license", "Deja Vu". Her debut album is expected May 21. Photo: TNS

There is a downside to Olivia Rodrigo’s stunning “drivers license” success. It’s called parking ticket.

The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series actress, 18, took a moment amid the heights of her break-out hit drivers license to show she had been brought back down to Earth by a Los Angeles parking violation ticket.

“This isn’t all fun and games,” Rodrigo wrote in the photo of the parking ticket envelope posted on her Instagram stories. No word on the infraction, but Rodrigo can handle the fine.

In the emotional pop ballad, Rodrigo sings about driving around with her new drivers license, longing for the past love who’d encouraged her to achieve the life-changing ID.

Released Jan. 8, “drivers license” launched to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Rodrigo the youngest artist to debut at the top of the chart, and broke Spotify’s record for most streams of a song in a single week.

The song even got a stamp of approval from Taylor Swift, who responded to the then 17-year-old singer’s success by posting “that’s my baby and i’m so proud.”

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Fans were quick to wonder who Rodrigo’s lyrics could be about, with many assuming she was singing about a failed relationship with “HSM” co-star, Joshua Bassett and his new rumored love interest, Sabrina Carpenter.

On April 1, Rodrigo released Deja Vu, her follow-up to the song from her upcoming, yet to be titled, debut album expected May 21. “I promise it’s not an April fools joke lol,” she wrote on Instagram.

Word to the wise Olivia on the parking ticket - just pay the fine.

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