Drake Bell Addresses Josh Peck Rift and Drake & Josh Reboot
On BFFs, Josh had said Drake’s angry tweets about not being invited to his wedding spurred fans to harass Paige online. Josh claimed that at his reunion at the 2017 VMAs, he did a “Sopranos thing” and told Drake, “Go apologize to my wife or something bad’s gonna happen,'” and that his former co-star complied. The first seconds of Drake & Janet depicted Josh speaking these words which depicted as a puppet version of Sopranos character Anthony John “A.J.” Soprano Jr.
“Like, what bad things could’ve happened?” asked Janet, who had said on Instagram that she witnessed the encounter and that Josh had asked Drake “nicely” to apologize to Paige.
Drake echoed her comments on the couple’s podcast, saying, “[Josh] goes, ‘Hey man, you don’t need to say ‘sorry’ to me but I really need you to say sorry to Paige.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, dude, absolutely.’ Like, I want to say sorry to Paige. And that was it.”
On BFFs, Josh said, “The dirty little secret, I guess, was like, I knew that Drake and I didn’t stay in touch for the 10 years since we made the show” and that he didn’t invite him to his wedding because he “hadn’t really talking to him in many, many years.”
“That’s what bugged me about it,” Drake said on the couple’s podcast “was that he’s like, oh, we weren’t friends.”