7 Highlights From Billie Eilish’s Vanity Fair Interview

“Y’all been asking for it, so here we are!”

 

Following her standout performance of “all the good girls go to hell” and New Artist of the Year win at the American Music Awards, Billie Eilish is making headlines once again with the latest installment of her Vanity Fair interview series. Following her original 2017 interview (age 15) with the publication, Vanity Fair invited Eilish to revisit her answers on fame, the music industry and more from a new perspective last year at age 16. Part two went viral thanks to Eilish‘s raw and somewhat worrisome comments regarding her current mental health amidst her rise to international stardom.

 

Running nearly 25 minutes long, the singer’s latest interview with Vanity Fair depicts a much more care-free and joyful Eilish who’s learning to enjoy the ups and downs of fame. Continue reading below for the best moments from the interview:

 

 

Thoughts on Fame

 

Eilish pulls a 180 on her 2018 comments regarding fame and its effects on her mental health. The singer notes she’s the happiest she’s even been and has learned to deal with being recognized/photographed in public:

 

“The reason it was affecting me so much last year was because all I wanted to do was go out. I don’t even think about going out anymore. I like this life that I have. I like being famous. It’s very weird but it’s very cool. I feel like I can say that now because I used to hate it. I hated doing press and I hated being recognized – kind of everything that had to do with it. There’s a lot in fame that’s fucking gross and horrible, just miserable. but I’m very grateful for it, and it’s very rare, and I’m very lucky. I’m so done with complaining about it. I complained about it for so long.”

 

 

The Biggest Rumor Surrounding Her

 

Eilish jokes with Vanity Fair about the ongoing clickbait headlines claiming she’s been secretly pregnant. Her newest “scandal,” though, deals with the dark imagery of her music that many have perceived as Satanic:

 

“There was a story on Snapchat the other day that was like, wait, did Billie Eilish have a baby!? The biggest rumor now, though… that I sold my soul to Satan.”

 

 

 

Celebrities In Her Phone

 

Eilish name checks Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Avril Lavigne, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign, Teyana Taylor and Drake as just some of the many celebrities currently in her phone. The singer praises Drake for his kind demeanor over text messages:

 

“Drake is like the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to. I’ve only texted him, but he’s so nice. He doesn’t need to 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?”

 

Lowest Point of Her Year

 

From booking the season opener musical guest spot on SNL to traveling across the world for her sold-out tour, Eilish has had one of the most jam-packed schedules of any artist in 2019. She opened up to Vanity Fair about how these increased career demands affected her back in January:

 

“In January I had a meeting showing me the schedule for whole year. I sat there and was totally silent and totally still. Tears just streamed down my face. I went to my garage and I just cried. It was very overwhelming and I was in a really bad place.”

 

 

Thoughts On The Music Industry

 

One of the biggest highlights from Eilish‘s 2018 interview had to do with her thoughts on the music industry: “The music industry man…we’re all sad as hell. all these artists, we’re sad as shit dude. everybody I know who’s an artist, we’re all sad motherfuckers.”

 

Today, Eilish approaches the Vanity Fair question with a much more balanced response:

 

“I don’t think it’s fair to say that we’re all sad, because that’s not true. I was just 16 and friends with a bunch of other young people who are kind of going through the same stuff. Having this crazy spotlight on them, and they were fucking sad too. That’s why I think I thought that…. I think it’s a beautiful thing we get to do. I think it’s really difficult, and I think that’s what people don’t realize, and that’s why I wanted to say that then. Yeah, it was terrifying and it still is, but I enjoy it.”

 

 

Biggest Criticism of Her Own Music

 

Eilish has heard Stan Twitter’s “whisper” critiques loud and clear, but she doesn’t take them too seriously:

 

“The ones that annoy me are the ones that are pretty true. Like my voice is really soft, and it’s not belt-y and shit. And that people think I whisper in all my songs. And like, I do in a couple songs, but I feel like people say that when they heard one fucking song. Like listen to ‘wish you were gay,’ that bitch is belting. My belt isn’t close to an Adele belt…It’s just different. You don’t have to be shouting to be good at singing.”

 

 

What She Wants To Say To Herself In A Year

 

For Vanity Fair’s final question, Eilish kept her response short and sweet:

 

“You better have a lamborghini”

 

 

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