Billie Eilish is getting candid.
Her words below…
On the meaning of ‘Your Power’:
“It’s an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men.”
“I would like people to listen to me. And not just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because it’s not about that. It’s really not at all about one person. You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ — no, dude. It’s everywhere.”
“I used to not understand why age mattered. And, of course, you feel like that when you’re young, because you’re the oldest you’ve ever been. You feel like you’re so mature and you know everything … People forget that you can grow up and realize sh*t was f***ed up when you were younger.”
On past abuse:
“You can always be taken advantage of. That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape — girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m the victim here?’ And it’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralizing to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realize, I’m being abused right now.”
Eilish predicted that some might question how she’s choosing to present herself right now:
“‘You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?'”
“Yes I am, motherf***er! I’m going to because there’s no excuse.”
Eilish’s latest interview comes as she gears up to release her sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ (as we reported here). The project will serve as the follow-up to her 2019 ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ album.