Billie Eilish has responded calmly to the explicit lyrics about her bust size in rapper Lil Yachty's song "Another Late Night." The comments left some of her fans outraged, branding them as "gross" on social media. However, the 21-year-old superstar chose to embrace being name-dropped by the singer-songwriter and even shared a screenshot of herself listening to the song on Apple Music.
In the controversial verse, Lil Yachty compared a former lover's bust size to Billie Eilish's and mentioned that she couldn't sing. Eilish, who has been open about her past struggles with body image, faced criticism during her early career for dressing in baggy clothes to avoid being sexualized. In a 2019 interview, she expressed frustration about the "slut-shaming" of women who don't conform to conservative dress standards.
Since then, Eilish has been gradually embracing her femininity and wearing more fitted clothing. However, hurtful comments about her body still affect her, as she admitted in an interview with British Vogue. Despite her growing confidence, she acknowledged that the negativity can be challenging to handle.
To cope with the negative aspects of fame, Eilish has taken steps to prioritize her mental wellbeing by removing social media apps from her phone. She now focuses on activities such as taking baths, spending time with friends, and walking her dogs. By distancing herself from the internet, she feels less affected by hurtful comments and avoids comparison to her younger self.
Eilish's relationship with her body has been a struggle since she was eleven, as she revealed during an interview with the Sunday Times in June 2022. Despite her complex feelings, she expressed appreciation for her body, referring to it as her "ugly friend." Throughout her career, she has faced judgments about her choice of clothing, with some suggesting that her more masculine style garnered more respect and credibility.
Despite the challenges, Eilish remains positive and is excited about recent accomplishments such as completing her Happier Than Ever tour and winning an Oscar for her James Bond theme song, "No Time to Die." She continues to be a role model for body positivity and self-acceptance, navigating her fame while staying true to herself.