Billie Eilish Claps Back After Kanye West Demands She Apologize To Travis Scott Over Show Safety Remark
Standing up for herself!
Billie Eilish has responded after Kanye West accused her of shading Travis Scott.
As reported by OK!, the "Happier Than Ever" singer briefly stopped a show earlier this month to make sure a fan got medical attention. "I wait for people to be OK before I keep going," she told the audience. Some seemed to think she was referring to Scott's Astroworld Festival tragedy in November 2021, where ten people lost their lives and hundreds of fans were injured.
West, who legally changed his name to Ye, called the 20-year-old out on Instagram on Thursday, February 10, asking her to apologize to Scott and the victims' families. "Trav didn't have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened," Ye wrote before he threatened to pull out of Coachella if she did not apologize.
"literally never said anything about travis. was just helping a fan," Eilish commented on the post. Ye did not appear to respond to the "Bad Guy" hitmaker's comment while she did not appear to acknowledge Ye's remarks any further.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Scott, Live Nation and others involved in the festival in the aftermath of the fatal crowd surge. They have since been combined into one case.
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The "Sicko Mode" rapper told Charlamagne tha God in December that he didn't hear fans screaming for help at the time in question because he wears in-ear pieces while performing. He maintained he was not instructed to stop the show either.
Shortly after calling out Eilish, Ye, who has bipolar disorder, also responded to claims that he is no longer taking his medication. "The world is racist, sexist, homophobic and crazy phobic at our core," he wrote in all caps under a screenshot of a fan comment suggesting he's no longer taking medication via Instagram.
"It's cheap and dismissive to say I'm off my meds anytime I speak up [sic] phobia in this sense," he declared. "Doesn't mean being afraid of, it means not giving power, let's be more conscious and not write each other off so easily."
The allegation came after he called out his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, on social media days earlier. He accused her of allowing their daughter North to be on TikTok without his permission. Kardashian hit back and said his "obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all," as they try to navigate their messy divorce.