The last we heard of Drake Bell, he was dodging allegations of domestic abuse. Ex-girlfriend Melissa Lingafelt (the two dated from 2006 to 2009) posted a video on TikTok detailing her experience dating the singer, and it went as viral as viral can get. She followed up on her own video with accounts from other women and past girlfriends of Bell's who reported similar experiences with him, but Bell denied the accounts, and, unfortunately, that was that.
Now, Drake Bell is trending on Twitter for a very different reason: Apparently, Bell has made quite the pivot for his music career. Nowadays, he's a Spanish-language artist.
Though he's been at work in the Spanish markets (he's huge in Mexico -- who knew?) for at least two years now, according to reports, the move recently caught everyone's eye due to Bell changing his name on his social media accounts. Now, he goes by Drake Campana ("campana" in Spanish means "bell," so, there you go), the name accompanied by a Mexican flag emoji on his Twitter.
Bell -- er, Campana -- has been tweeting almost predominantly in Spanish for months now, but the majority of the platform just did not notice until now.
And, I hate to say it, but the music is...good. "Fuego Lento" and "Diosa," both found on his new album, "Sesiones en Casa," are currently topping my list.
Oh, and he's been meme-ing himself about it for a year. Where TF have we been?
A glitch in the matrix, for sure.