Billie Eilish is an incredibly successful young woman.
But rising to fame at the age of fifteen certainly had its downfalls, and the over-sexualization of her image by fans was one of them.
But when thirty-three-year-old Drake was caught texting her when she was only seventeen, people were not impressed.
But now Billie has come to his defense. Keep scrolling to find out more…
She’s been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, and has risen to fame with huge hit album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March, 2019.
She’s known for being something of a quirky character…
Billie was home-schooled and she didn’t really interact with kids her own age apart from her siblings until she started to make waves in the music scene, which has given her something of a unique outlook on the world.
Many are pretty shocked that such a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes – and such suggestive lyrics.
Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, ranked at number 1 on the charts.
Most artists have to release a couple of albums and dedicate their lives to promoting their work before they are even recognized as an artist, but then there’s a lucky few, like Billie, who reach superstardom on their first attempt.
When the album was released, she wrote, “This album [means] the world to me please take care of it.”
Her introductory EP, Don’t Smile at Me, went all the way to slot fourteen, and has already been awarded gold, an achievement that many artists can only dream of receiving.
Her most recent single Everything I Wanted has been a huge success…
And we must say, it is an incredibly beautiful song.
But, it’s safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music…
She doesn’t dress like your typical eighteen-year-old-girl, that’s for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks…
Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses.
Weird – but it kind of works?
We have to say, love it or hate it, you can’t deny Billie’s commitment to her look – and that’s not something many of us are brave enough to pull off.
And Billie doesn’t just experiment with fashion…
The star is no stranger to getting creative with her hair – opting for more out there looks and colors to fit her quirky aesthetic.
If anything, it was this look that became her trademark around 2017.
But more recently, she has been rocking something very eye-popping…
Billie has been sporting neon green roots.
Because she’s rocked the neon green for quite some time now.
Her choices in fashion – which strongly consist of baggy, oversized clothes – are picked to protect herself from her global audience body-shaming her and judging her on her natural appearance.
“That’s why I wear baggy clothes,” she said, “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat a**,’ ‘she’s got a fat a**.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
And sadly, people have already attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager.
Even when she was as young as fifteen, online trolls were trying to sexualize her for no apparent reason.
And it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.
And speaking of older people…
Billie has been open about when the King of R’n’B, Drake, was personally texting her last year.
Billie opened up in an interview with Vanity Fair last year about her relationship with thirty-three-year-old Drake, saying, “I’ve only like texted him, but he’s so nice. Like, he does not need to be nice, you know what I mean? He’s at a level in his life where he doesn’t need to be nice, but he is, you know?”
Fans were not impressed…
And people were quick to call out the world-famous rapper for being “creepy” and “inappropriate” towards a girl fifteen years younger than him.
But she has now spoken out about her relationship with Drake.
In an interview with US Vogue, she said, “The internet is such a stupid-ass mess right now.”
Billie doesn’t see the harm in it, at all.
“Everybody’s so sensitive. A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist?” she pondered.
“There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about. Like, you’re really going to say that Drake is creepy because he’s a fan of mine, and then you’re going to go vote for Trump? What the f*** is that s***?” she said.
So if she insists that her relationship with Drake is innocent, we had better get on board and believe her!