'Too Sensitive': Billie Eilish Slams People Calling Drake 'Creepy' for Texting Her
In an interview for the March cover of Vogue, 18-year-old Billie Eilish slammed those labelling the rapper "creepy".
Never one to sugarcoat her thoughts, Gen-Z sensation Eilish wasn't here for any criticism for the "Hotline Bling" singer, whom she previously gushed about in a Vanity Fair interview in November, while she was still 17.
“Drake is, like, the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I mean, I’ve only, like, texted him, but he’s so nice. Like, he does not need to be nice, you know what I mean?” she told the magazine at the time. “He’s at a level in his life where he doesn’t need to be nice, but he is, you know?”
Back at the 2018 Emmy Awards, 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown, 15, also raised eyebrows after gushing about her relationship with Drake, who at 33 is 18 years older than the young starlet.
“I love him. I met him in Australia and he’s honestly a great friend and a great role model. You know we text. We just texted each other the other day and he was like ‘I miss you so much,’ and I was like ‘I miss you more,’ he’s great. He’s coming to Atlanta, so I’m definitely going to go and see him. I’m so excited,” she said.
Both revelations drew concern from fans, who thought that the fact that both girls were underage -- and have a significant age gap with Drake -- was inappropriate.
"Can we talk about Drake texting Billie Eilish and Millie Bobby Brown... he’s a whole a** grown man and they’re two underage girls... that’s some creepy s**t if you ask me.." one fan tweeted, while another added, "It's definitely possible he's just being a role model... but why's a 32 year old man texting girls under the age of 17?"
Another fan called it "creepy as hell".
Fast forward to her most recent cover interview, where Eilish brushed off any suggestion that Drake's correspondence with her was anything but an artist supporting a fellow artist.
“The internet is such a stupid-as* mess right now," she began. "Everybody’s so sensitive. A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist? 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**k is that s**t?”
The 'Bad Guy' songstress also got candid on self-confidence and body issues revealing that last year saw the singer in a "dark place".
"I just hated my body. I would have done anything to be in a different one," she explained.
"I really wanted to be a model, really bad, and I was chubby and short. I developed really early. I had boobs at nine. I got my period at 11. So my body was going faster than my brain. It's funny, because when you're a little kid, you don't think of your body at all. And all of a sudden, you look down and you're, like, 'whoa. What can I do to make this go away?'"
However, she added that by June last year, the clouds of depression began to clear.
"When people ask me what I'd say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience," Eilish added to Vogue. "I had patience with myself. I didn't take that last step. I waited. Things fade."