It’s truly one of the more moving video series we’ve had the pleasure of viewing. As a primer, over the past four years, the magazine asked Billie Eilish the same set of questions. From Instagram follower counts to personal milestones. Witnessing Billie transcend from rapidly rising artist to bonafide pop culture juggernaut has been a delight to witness.
2020 has been a weird year for everyone involved. Billie Eilish was forced to postpone her monolithic WHERE DO WE GO? WORLD TOUR as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Though she considers herself one of the lucky ones.
“I’m very, very lucky to have had this year play out the way it did,” Eilish said. “Because for a lot of people it was literally Hell. And I’ve been pretty blessed for the future I’ve had this year.”
Despite having a level-headed outlook on the whole situation, she’s understandably bummed about not being able to play shows.
“The shows are the one thing I feel like I’ve ever been good at,” she mused. “I know that sounds stupid, but the only thing I’ve ever done that made me feel like I belonged.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Eilish weighed in on the body shaming that has plagued her throughout her career. In reference to a highly-publicised photo of her in a singlet.
“There was the picture of me running from my car to my brother’s front door, on a 110 degree (43.3 degree Celcius) day, in a tank top, and everyone went like ‘damn, Billie got fat’, and I’m like, ‘nope, this is just how I look, you’ve just never seen it before’,” she mused.
“I love having kids relate to me and tell me I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. If I could do anything, I want to do that.”
Billie also revealed that since turning eighteen, she’s embellished her body with a tattoo, that she intends to keep secret forever.
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“I did get a tattoo,” she said “But you won’t ever see it.”
You can watch the interview below.