Billie Eilish receives backlash for saying a lot of people in hip-hop are "lying"

5 February 2020, 12:04

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"Why can’t y’all just make your whisper music and then shut the fuck up?"

Billie Eilish is being criticised for comments she has made on hip-hop music in a new interview with Vogue. The Grammy-winning singer said that there's a lot of "lying" in rap music, specifically about guns and women.

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"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," she explained. "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."

Billie Eilish on Hip-Hop
Billie Eilish on Hip-Hop. Picture: David Livingston/Getty Images

Some have a problem with Billie's comments because she is critiquing a genre that she has partly built her aesthetic and sound on. Others compared her to Miley Cyrus, who famously profited from hip-hop in her Bangerz era, before trashing it a few years later.

Needless to say, the internet is not impressed.

However, some did agree with what Billie said.

Billie hasn't responded to the backlash just yet but she did send a clear message to her haters on Instagram. Billie recently changed her Instagram bio twice, from "fuck y'all" to "not you guys, the rest of the internet".

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