Billie Eilish had a shock response to rapper Lil Yachty's explicit lyric about her bust size in his verse on Drake's track, Another Late Nig
Two weeks after releasing the song, which left many of the Bad Guy star’s fans raging as they slammed the ‘gross’ comment on social media, the superstar, 21, took being name-dropped by the singer-songwriter, 26, in her stride.
While sharing a number of new pictures to her Instagram last Wednesday, including her massive new back tattoo, the Ocean Eyes crooner included a surprise screenshot of her listening to the Drake and Lil Yachty’s latest collaboration on Apple Music.
The image featured Yachty’s controversial verse, as he crooned about a former lover, which read: ‘I let her go, she fine as hell but baby wasn’t stylish/ She had big t*ts like Billie Eilish but she couldn’t sing.’
Back in 2019, she admitted that it makes her ‘mad’ when people ‘slut-shame’ women that don’t dress conservatively.
Subtle acknowledgement: Billie Eilish had a shock response to rapper Lil Yachty’s explicit lyric about her bust size in his verse on Drake’s track, Another Late Night, off his new album For All The Dogs
Not offended: Two weeks after dropping the song’s release, which left many of her fans raging as they slammed the ‘gross’ comment on social media, the superstar, 21, appears to have taken being name-dropped by the singer-songwriter, 26, with stride
Eilish, who wore baggy clothes as a teenager and her early career to avoid being sexualized, told Elle that she felt that she had to ‘wear a big shirt’ to not make others ‘feel uncomfortable about’ her ‘big boobs.’
‘That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes,’ Billie explained, at the time. ‘Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘She’s slim-thick,’ ‘She’s not slim-thick,’ ‘She’s got a flat ass,’ ‘She’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.’
‘I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body. What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable?’ she asked ahead of her 18th birthday.
Since 2021, Eilish, who will turn 22 in December, has becoming increasingly more comfortable embracing ‘feminine’ and more fitted clothing.
Still, in June, the Grammy winner admitted that she still had a ‘rough time’ navigating hurtful comments about her body.
‘Dude, I don’t even know. It’s tough, man,’ she told British Vogue. ‘Honestly, nobody can say anything about my body that I don’t have a stronger opinion about.’
She added, ‘I also think that if I was younger, like if the internet talked about me the way they do now when I was like 11, I don’t think I would be able to exist, to be honest.’
The hitmaker went on to admit, ‘I like myself more than I used to, and I’m more interested in how I feel than how they feel. But then also that might be a load of bulls**t because it still hurts my feelings like a son of a b***h.’
A muse: While sharing a number of new pictures in a slideshow, uploaded to her Instagram last Wednesday, the Ocean Eyes crooner included a screenshot of her listening to the Drake and Lil Yachty’s latest collaboration on Apple Music
Eilish, who wore baggy clothes as a teenager and her early career to avoid being sexualized, tole Elle that she previously felt that she had to ‘wear a big shirt’ to not make others ‘feel uncomfortable about’ her ‘big boobs’
The star shared that she copes with the negativity by turning her focus to things like taking baths, spending time with friends, and taking her dogs for a walk.
Despite this, she said she stills struggles – ‘But it’s really hard, you know? I’ve had a rough time, TBH, and I’m still figuring it out. But it’s definitely a weird life; I’ll say that.’
Another step she’s taken to gain control is removing social media apps from her phone.
‘I don’t look at it anymore,’ Eilish noted on an episode of the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast.
‘I deleted it all off my phone, which is such a huge deal for me. Cause dude, you didn’t have the internet to grow up with,’ she explained.
‘For me, it was such a big part of – not my childhood, I wasn’t an iPad baby, thank god – but honestly, I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet that it wasn’t so internet-y, I had such a childhood, and I was doing stuff all the time,’ she remembered.
In June 2022, she told the Sunday Times: ‘My relationship with my body has been a truly horrible, terrible thing since I was 11. I love that my body is mine and that it’s with me everywhere I go. I kind of think of my body as my friend. My ugly friend! It’s complicated. But what are you gonna do.’
The Grammy-winning music artist has long discussed her struggles with body image while living in the public eye.
In a 2019 conversation with Vanity Fair, the singer-songwriter revealed why she often turns to loose-fitting clothes.
Sheer look: Eilish at The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in May
‘To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body,’ she said at the time.
Back in May, Billie took to Instagram to respond to critics in a Stories post.
‘I spent the first 5 years of my career getting absolutely obliterated by you fools for being boy-ish and dressing how I did & constantly being told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman,’ she wrote.
‘And now when I feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, I changed and am a sellout. I can be both,’ she stated.
Past statement: In 2019, Billie told Vanity Fair, ‘To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body’; pictured June 22 in Paris
Last year, Eilish said during an interview with Highsnobiety that she believes that ‘people have taken’ her ‘more seriously’ because of her ‘more masculine [way of dressing] throughout’ her career.
‘If I had been more feminine and girly, people would’ve been a lot less respectful of me,’ she insisted.
At this point in her life, the singer said she is ‘stoked and excited about everything’ from recently finishing her Happier Than Ever tour and winning an Oscar for her James Bond ballad, No Time to Die.
‘I could bawl my eyes out thinking about it,’ the Happier Than Ever crooner said.