Eilish distinguishes between lying and storytelling in new Vogue interview.
On Monday, Billie Eilish was revealed to be Vogue’s March cover star. The story that was first extracted from the issue’s profile on the Grammy-sweeping artist was that she defended Drake for texting her while she was a minor. The Canadian rapper received a significant amount of backlash for hitting up Eilish’s line when she was merely 17 years old, but she attributed this to the Internet being “a stupid-ass mess” and everybody being “so sensitive.”
Another portion of the Vogue interview initially evaded people’s notice, but is now drawing commentary. While discussing how she enjoys inventing characters and stories in her songs, Eilish distinguishes what she does from lying, which she claims is pervasive in rap music. “There’s a difference between lying in a song and writing a story,” she says. “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 fuckin’ . . .’ and I’m like, what? You don’t have a gun. ‘And all my bitches. . . .’ I’m like, which bitches? That’s posturing, and that’s not what I’m doing.”
As one could have predicted, Twitter has started calling out Eilish for this take. Read some reactions below.
billie eilish is a white teen born in 2001 i feel like having shitty opinions about rap is expected of her
— Tegiminis (@tegiminis) February 4, 2020
Who wants to hear billie eilish rap about what she really does? Cuz I dont care to hear her rap about panic attacks and anxiety, but if pop smoke wants to make a song about crack rocks in brooklyn? Add it to my queue.
— Mr. West (@JaeQuest) February 4, 2020
i’m sorry billie eilish was born literally 3 years ago tf does she know about rap
— Sandy (@sndgms) February 4, 2020
Billie Eilish made some weak comments about lying in rap, so I was saying that Bad Guy came out when she was 17 & she says she was the “might seduce your dad type” in it
— Cherchez La Femme (@FrankieVtotheD) February 4, 2020
Worst part about popstars like Billie Eilish talking about rap is that they always act like it's a monolith. Like there's not more to it than what they describe.
— Doomsday Hausen (@JoeyDoomsday) February 4, 2020
the point that billie eillish is willfully missing is that lying in rap>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
— Micah Peters (@micahpeters_) February 4, 2020