Billie Eilish has said she has lost most of her friends and started having therapy since she became famous.

The US singer, 17, who will make her Glastonbury debut on the Other Stage this evening (Sunday, June 30) added that fame has changed her so much she feels like her old self died.

She told The Sunday Times Magazine that 18 months ago she would have said she had at least 15 truly close friends, adding: “Maybe more. Dude, I used to have friends on friends on friends on friends. I was popular as hell.”

In contrast, she says she now has one or two.

“People don’t like my job. I can’t tell anyone about it. Because either it sounds like I’m bragging, or sounds like I’m being ungrateful,” said Billie, and The Bad Guy and Bury a Friend star could match Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019 .

“I’ve started going to therapy, because it’s the only person I can talk to.”

Asked if trust has become a problem, she replied: “A huge one. Some really close friends last year that I thought I could trust completely just used the f*** out of my name. And then complained about it.

“I was like, what are y’all doing? If you’re going to d**k ride me, at least enjoy the ride. I don’t know who to trust anymore.”

Eilish said she had been concerned if she would be able to tell if a boy was really interested in her or just her high profile, but she added: “I think I nailed that.

“I know I’ve got somebody who is not like that.”

Asked if she has a boyfriend, she nodded and said: “Mm-hmm. But no one else knows that.”

Eilish also discussed how she has changed inside since she shot to fame, saying: “Something people say is ‘I’m still the same me.’

“I feel like, no, you’re not. You really are not. Not at all. How could you be? I honestly feel like I’m a different person.

“You know when you see stories about little kids who’ve had past lives? I feel like that. I remember everything about who I was, but I don’t recognise that person anymore.

“Around when I turned 16, I died, and I got reincarnated as Billie Eilish.”

Before her breakthrough she confessed she was “sooo jealous” when her brother Finneas landed parts in the TV shows Glee and Modern Family, saying: “I wanted it so bad. It was not great…. It really did not sit well with me when Finneas was the star of the family.”

He now works as her producer, her father is her stage lighting director, and her mother is her assistant.

She said: “I’m in charge. But then I’ve always been in charge. That sounds annoying, but I was just bossy as f***. I’ve always been the boss.”

Source: Somersetlive

Billie Eilish, the breakout 17-year-old pop star, is beginning to experience life in the limelight. Though there are many positives to fame, attempting to be a normal teenager while under the constant scrutiny of media and fans sounds excruciating. An easy example of this is the “Bad Guy” singer’s style — Eilish is almost exclusively seen wearing baggy clothing with multiple layers.

Her outfits have been the inspiration for some pretty funny memes, but there’s a reason behind the getup. The singer recently told Vogue Australia her outfits purposefully conceal her body so that the media can’t body shame her.

“What I like about just dressing like I’m 800 sizes bigger than I am is it kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like,” said Eilish. “I don’t want to give anyone the excuse of judging, and not—and it’s not like everyone’s going to judge you, but they all do in their head, like even if they’re not trying to.”

Nearly all women in the media know what it’s like to have their bodies negatively discussed, from Cardi B and her “swollen ankles” to Rihanna’s weight gain. “I want layers and layers and layers. And I want to be mysterious. You don’t know what’s underneath, and you don’t know what’s on top,” said Eilish.

Eilish said she found inspiration through Rihanna. “I remember seeing an acceptance speech Rihanna gave where she said fashion has always been her defense mechanism. And I felt like I never felt something as strongly hearing someone else say it than I did when I heard her say that because it’s always been that way for me. It’s always been my security blanket.”

This isn’t the first time Eilish has spoke about her active avoidance of body shaming. She previously spoke about the utility of her baggy clothes in a Calvin Klein ad. “I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes. 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.”

Source: UPROXX

Billie Eilish has opened up about the perils of finding fame at a young age and admits she feels ‘more protective of everything’.
The 17-year-old singer is one of music’s newest sensations with her debut studio album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, soaring to number one around the world, including the UK and US Billboard 200 charts, back in March.
It seems it really is true that fame comes with a price as Billie reveals she’s still getting used to being in popular demand within the music industry. In an honest interview with Vogue Australia, Billie said: ‘There are so many things I used to have to deal with that I don’t at all anymore and there are so many things I never used to have to deal with that I do now. It’s a weird balance between the two. ‘I’m a lot more protective of everything … Everyone [in the music industry] is ready to tell you what to do. Everyone is ready to be, like, “You’re my creation”.’ She added: ‘It’s weird that the hard thing to do is do what you want to, because everyone wants to make a product.

Billie went on to explain how she doesn’t want to ‘waste’ her platform as a superstar and hopes to do more to promote issues close to her heart such as climate change.
The Bad Guy singer explained: ‘I’m trying not to but I think all of us in the spotlight – or whatever you want to call it – can be more vocal about climate change and things that need to be talked about.
I still think I can do more.

Source: METRO

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Vegan singer Billie Eilish urged her 26 million Instagram followers to reconsider their meat and dairy consumption. This week, the singer posted a recently released video of horrific animal cruelty captured by Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) during an undercover investigation at Fair Oaks Farms—a dairy farm that supplies the Coca-Cola distributed Fairlife milk brand, which bills itself as a company that treats animals humanely. The four-minute clip—which ARM followed with two longer videos that are part of a larger investigation—depicts workers beating, stabbing, and mutilating calves and proves that Fairlife, despite its claims otherwise, sends its calves to veal slaughterhouses. “I keep my mouth shut most of the time about this because I believe everyone should do eat and say whatever they want … and I don’t feel the need to shove what I believe in, in anyone’s face,” Eilish wrote in conjunction with the video in an Instagram story. “But man … if you can watch the videos that I just posted and not give a f*ck that it’s you contributing by literally eating the creatures that are being fully tortured just for your pleasure, I feel sorry for you. I understand that meat tastes good … and I know you think you’re just one person and it won’t change anything if you stop but that’s ignorant and stupid. If you have half a brain, you should know ‘one person’ adds up. Be smarter.”

Nytimes: In a slow week, the teenage musician’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” had the equivalent of 62,000 sales.

After a period of confusion on last week’s Billboard album chart, when the top position largely came down to the validity of merchandise bundles, things have settled down a bit, and Billie Eilish returns the top spot for a third time with her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” (Interscope).

Songs from “When We All Fall Asleep” were streamed almost 65 million times in the United States last week, and 13,000 copies of the full album were sold, according to Nielsen. That gave Eilish the equivalent of 62,000 album sales, according to the formula that Nielsen and Billboard now use to compare the various means of music consumption. In a slow week, that was enough for “When We All Fall Asleep” to rise two spots and notch its third No. 1 in nine weeks.

Last week’s official chart was delayed by several days while Billboard studied the deals used by the top contenders to promote their albums: Tyler, the Creator offered copies of “Igor” with T-shirts and lawn signs that he sold through his website, while DJ Khaled used energy drinks and supplements to push “Father of Asahd.” Tyler’s album — or maybe just his bundles? — won out.

If there is a race for second place, DJ Khaled won it this week, while “Igor” fell to No. 3. The Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo opened at No. 4 with “43va Heartless,” and Khalid is in fifth place with “Free Spirit.”

Also this week, the soundtrack to Disney’s new “Aladdin” opened at No. 6, while YG’s “4Real 4Real” started at No. 7. The K-pop group NCT 127 started at No. 11 with a six-song EP, “We Are Superhuman,” which had a modest streaming count — about 1.9 million — but sold 25,000 copies as a full package, more than any other title on this week’s chart.

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