Billie Eilish


Billie Eilish isn't here for grown men acting childish. 

Earlier this week the 17-year-old breakthrough artist made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and opened up about dealing with fame at such a young age, being nominated for several Grammys (and breaking records doing so), performing at the 2019 American Music Awards (where she'll perform for the first at an award show) and on why she's looking forward to turning the big 1-8. 

While her interview with Jimmy Kimmel went smoothly, the same could not be said for what happened after her appearance. On Saturday morning, the "Bad Guy" singer took to Instagram to give a piece of her mind to the "grown men that booed me and called me a 'little bitch'" after she left JKL. After she left the studio, Eilish said she was swarmed by a group of paparazzi who booed her after she refused to take photos and sign autographs.

It was all caught in a video that has been shared online—but there are always two sides to a story.

"The only reason I'm making this video is that I saw a video of this all happening and I just wanted to clarify what actually happened... because if you watch the video it looks like I'm walking by a bunch of fans and completely ignoring them and not saying 'Hi' to them, which is not what happened," the Highland Park native clarified via an Instagram Story. 

Further, she explained that there were two different groups of people waiting for her to take pictures, sign autographs and meet the singer.

She went on to specify that one group of people were mainly fans but the other was paparazzi and what she refers to as "eBay-ers."

Billie Eilish, Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019

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What are "eBay-ers," you ask?

According to Eilish, they're people who wait outside after appearances like these to get her autograph but aren't really fans, rather they just go on and sell her autograph's online after the fact. 

The singer went on to explain that because of people like this, she's now enforced a no-signing autographs policy that her fans respect and that she'd much rather "get a hug and talk" with her fans than have them sell her autographs online. 

But after greeting the group that was mainly made up of fans, she walked over to the group that was mainly "eBay-ers" and paparazzi. No one in that group, however, wanted to really interact with her so she walked away. 

"I started to walk away because I realized none of these people actually cared about anything that had to do with me as a person," Eilish said on Instagram. "I walked over there only to say Hi, only to hug people and I got pictures of me shoved into my f--king face. I got no love whatsoever, so I left and then I got booed and [got] called a little b-tch and got told I was going to lose my Grammy nominations." 

That's clearly no way to treat a person and Eilish had some strong words for those that disrespected her after her JKL appearance. 

"The fact that people can switch up like that... damn," Eilish continued. "They wait outside for you and then immediately they don't get what they want and they boo you and f-cking curse at you. I'm like, 'Bro, I'm 17.'"

While she didn't let her emotions get the best of her, she said she "turned around ready to f-cking pounce." 

But ultimately, she gets the last word. "To the grown men that booed me and called me a 'little b-tch,' I hope the best for you. I hope you find someone else that you use to make money off of and belittle," Eilish added. "All the best. Love you paparazzi."

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