Billie Eilish Under Fire After Saying ‘There Are Tons Of Songs Where People Are Just Lying, There’s A Lot Of That In Rap Right Now”
Pop artist Billie Eilish’s recent comments on hip hop have lots of people giving her the side-eye.
The 18-year-old “bad guy” singer, who won five Grammys this year, spoke on having an alter ego during her songwriting moments and said that hip hop goes beyond channeling new energy to write a song. She told VOGUE in its latest issue, published Monday (Feb. 3),
“Just because the story isn’t real doesn’t mean it can’t be important. There’s a difference between lying in a song and writing a story. There are tons of songs where people are just lying. There’s a lot of that in rap right now, from people that I know who rap. It’s like, ‘I got my AK-47, and I’m f***in’ . . .’ and I’m like, what? You don’t have a gun. ‘And all my b****es. . . .’ I’m like, which b****es? That’s posturing, and that’s not what I’m doing.”
It didn’t take long for her comments to make their rounds, and many fans on Twitter criticized her perspective.
Billie Eilish??? The girl who said she might seduce yo dad when she was 17?? So she wasn’t lying?? Or… ??? pic.twitter.com/LUUurBYDhK
— Majesty Ria (@ToriNicksWho) February 4, 2020
Billie Eilish hasn’t responded to the criticism yet.
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