IO – Billie Eilish defends Drake. Fans may recall that in 2019, the “Bad Guy” singer revealed to Vanity Fair that she texts with Drake (who has been criticized in the past for texting and overall engaging with other wom- en signi cantly younger than him). She told the publication, “Drake is like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I mean I’ve only like texted him, but he’s so nice.”
As soon as people on the inter- net got wind of that, the backlash was quick. But now, in an interview with Vogue, the 18-year-old singer is defending her relationship with the 33-year-old singer.
“The internet is such a stupid-ass mess right now,” Eilish tells the pub- lication as quoted by E online. “Ev- erybody’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.”
She added, “Like, you’re really go- ing to say that Drake is creepy be- cause he’s a fan of mine, and then you’re going to go vote for Trump? What the fuck is that sh-t?”
The Grammy winner—who recent- ly became the rst female artist to sweep all four of the major categories in one night—opened up about every- thing from her childhood, her rise to fame, personal struggles and about her song-writing process.
“That s–t was f–king crazy,” Ei- lish said about her historic night in January at the award show cere- mony. “If anything it’s an exciting thing for the kids who make mu- sic in their bedroom. We’re making
progress, I think, in that place— kids who don’t have enough money to use studios.”
The “You Should See Me In A Crown” singer also spoke about what it means to her when critics and fans call her a “rule-breaker.”
“Maybe people see me as a rule-breaker because they themselves feel like they have to follow rules, and here I am not doing it,” she explained. “That’s great, if I can make someone feel more free to do what they actu- ally want to do instead of what they are expected to do. But for me, I nev- er realized that I was expected to do anything. I guess that’s what is ac- tually going on—that I never knew there was a thing I had to follow. No- body told me that shit, so I did what I wanted.” (*/rp)