Billie Eilish Defends Texts From Drake: 'Everybody's So Sensitive'

A grown man can be a fan

Billie Eilish spans generations with fans from 15 to 50, however one interaction caught everyone’s attention late last year. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the GRAMMY-winning artist was asked about the most famous person in her phone, revealing that she gets text messages from Drake.

"Drake is, like, the nicest dude I’ve ever spoken to," she answered. "I mean I’ve only, like, texted him, but he’s so nice. He does not need to be nice, you know what I mean?"

At the time, Eilish was 17 years old, causing some to take issue with an artist 15 years older contacting her at all. The “bad guy” singer brushed it off, but is still bothered by the reaction. In a new cover story from Vogue, she addresses the outrage from the internet.

“The internet is such a stupid-a** mess right now,” Eilish says. “Everybody’s so sensitive. A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist? There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about. Like, you’re really going to say that Drake is creepy because he’s a fan of mine, and then you’re going to go vote for Trump? What the f*** is that s***?”

What really creeps out Billie Eilish is the line that fans sometimes cross into her personal space. In the piece, Eilish is sent an edible arrangement of fruit hours after posting that she’s bored at home on Instagram. “Sorry you’re bored at home,” reads a card attached.

“Ugh, that is so f***ing creepy,” she says after being notified of the present. “They’re being nice, but there’s a line they just don’t see. Sometimes they’re like, ‘I know this is wrong, but I just wanted to leave this letter.’ And I’m like, If you know it’s wrong, then why do it?”

Last month Eilish made history as the first woman ever to win the top 4 awards at the GRAMMYs, taking home Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

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