Billie Eilish statement on rap and hip hop music is earning criticism from fans after going viral.
Billie Eilish comment and attitude towards rap music
Billie Eilish, who recently made big and rule in Grammy night 2020 by winning five of the six awards she was nominated for, appeared for an interview with the American Vogue magazine on Monday.She will be featured on the magazine’s cover page in its upcoming March edition. In the interview she spoke about her struggle and how she rose to stardom with mental health.
In addition to it she also commented about her music’s authenticity and the rap music. She stated that,” Just because the story isn’t real doesn’t mean it can’t be important.There’s a difference between lying in a story and writing a story. 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 f***in and I’m like, What? You don’t have a gun. All my bitches… I’m like, which bitches? That’s posturing m, and that’s not what I’m doing.”
Reactions of fans on social media
Billie’s comment on rap music has gone viral on the social media and the fans are reacting to it very strongly. Fans are criticizing an black lashing for taking influence from rap and hip hop music and than saying the same to be inauthentic.
anyone that agrees with billie eilish on what she said about rap/hip hop pls stay away from me. you are the feds
— wt/trae young stan acct (@imvrysickntired) February 4, 2020
Worst part about popstars like Billie Eilish talking about rap is that they always act like it's a monolith. Like there's not more to it than what they describe.
— Doomsday Hausen (@JoeyDoomsday) February 4, 2020
When did Billie eilish become the authority on what’s authentic in rap?
— Love is the egg (@Desi_No_Aka) February 4, 2020
“yes I will use rap trends, aesthetics and production to make a name for myself. afford it any respect as an art form whatsoever? lol!” – billie eilish https://t.co/VebEfMHIfE
— jon? (@jonmosphere) February 4, 2020
One commentor stated that there’s an issue with profiting off/copying the same culture you’re insulting. Another one said that the first and only genre of music white artists demonize is rap. Another tweeted that Billie Eilish delivered the stale old half cooked take “indie” artists have been pushing about rap since the 80’s. Fans of Billie also came to her defense by stating that she is speaking the truth , so why people are back lashing at her?