It’s not simple being Billie.
In an emotional speech at Tuesday night time’s BRIT Awards, Billie Eilish mentioned even amid an outpouring of accolades, she’s dealing with loads of haters.
Eilish, 18, was awarded Greatest Worldwide Feminine Solo artist at the ceremony, the place she additionally sang her new Bond music, “No Time to Die,” for the primary time. She was introduced the honors by fellow pop legend Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm.
“I’ve felt very hated not too long ago. And, after I was on the stage and I noticed you guys all smiling at me,” Eilish mentioned breathlessly, “it genuinely made me wanna cry. And I wanna cry proper now, so thanks.”
Eilish’s uncharacteristically prolonged speech capped a 12 months of nonstop awards for the singer, who swept the 2020 Grammys with essentially the most trophies of the night time, together with File of the Yr for “Dangerous Man” and Album of the Yr for “When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?”
However the success has taken its toll on the younger pop star, who created her award-winning album together with her brother Finneas O’Connell of their childhood residence in Los Angeles. This week, she mentioned she needed to cease studying Instagram feedback for the sake of her psychological well being, and that the net hate is attending to be an excessive amount of.
“I finished studying feedback totally,” Eilish instructed “BBC Breakfast.” “It was ruining my life … The cooler the stuff you get to do are, the extra folks hate you. It’s loopy.”
She went to say that “the web is only a bunch of trolls, you already know? And the issue is that a whole lot of it’s actually humorous. I feel that’s the problem — that’s why no person actually stops, as a result of it’s humorous.”
Eilish’s precarious relationship with fame has different celebs frightened. In an interview with Beats 1 interviewer Zane Lowe, singer Justin Bieber mentioned he’s involved for the starlet.
“I simply wish to defend her,” Bieber mentioned by means of tears within the clip shared by Eilish herself. “I don’t need her to lose it. I don’t need her to undergo something I went by means of.”
He added that discovering fame at such a younger age virtually killed him. “I don’t want that upon anyone. So um, yeah, if she ever wants me, I’m only a name away,” mentioned Bieber, now 25.
Right here’s who else gained awards through the Brit Awards on Tuesday night time:
- British male: Stormzy
- British feminine: Mabel
- British group: Foals
- Rising star: Celeste
- Greatest new artist: Lewis Capaldi
- Greatest music: Lewis Capaldi – “Somebody You Cherished”
- Greatest album: Dave – “Psychodrama”
- Worldwide male: Tyler, the Creator
- Worldwide feminine: Billie Eilish