Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong says Ariana Grande isn't a "real" artist like Billie Eilish
11 February 2020, 07:30
Billie Joe Armstrong praised Billie Eilish and dissed Ariana Grande in a recent interview.
It's no secret that Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande are two of the biggest superstars in the entire world right now. Billie recently made Grammys history as the first female artist to win Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist in the same ceremony. Meanwhile, Ariana has dominated the industry over the past five years with hit after hit after hit.
Ariana and Billie are hugely supportive of each other in real life (Billie even said that Ariana deserved to take home her Album of the Year Grammy award) but not everyone is a fan of both of them as Billie Joe Armstrong made clear in a new interview.
Speaking to USA Today about Billie Eilish's wins at the Grammys, Billie Joe Armstrong said: "It was great. I'm stoked for her and Finneas. It's insanely well-deserved. Their music is very real, and you can tell it all comes from them, which is what sets it apart from what other pop acts are doing."
Billie then added: "It's not even comparable to think about what she does compared to someone like Ariana Grande. She's the real deal." It's true that Billie's music is very real but Ariana's is too and putting Ariana down to compliment Billie didn't sit well with the internet.
I am disgusted. Billie said Ariana's album inspired her to make music. When recieving her award, she said she thinks Ariana deserved it more. I'm sick of old, white, irrelevant men trying to compare and create rivarly between two talented women who love and respect each other https://t.co/6p4fL4BL3n— nella // fan acc (@fairIygrande) February 8, 2020
you realize you can compliment a woman without tearing down other women right? sit down luv bc you look ridiculous. https://t.co/giLIIoD19p— rue💛 (@sunflowerue) February 9, 2020
bashing on pop artists bc it's not "real music" isn't cute. ur like almost fifty years old. please sit down. https://t.co/x8EDSljiaI— alex ✨ (@8lexnicole) February 10, 2020
billie joe armstrong doesn't like ariana cause she makes pop music and to him anything not rock isn't real music. he doesn't like her sound so he's discredited everything about her as an artist. if billie eilish made pop music he would've shaded her too let's not get it twisted. pic.twitter.com/DuU4PFFc7t— skylr 🌙 (@skylrbodhi) February 8, 2020
now what is billie joe slandering ariana for chile...... she didn't even do anything— ♥ (@xannystans) February 8, 2020
Billie Joe Armstrong shut the fuck up challenge https://t.co/G8DC8RToFW— Ira Madison III (@ira) February 8, 2020
Not only did Ariana co-write every single song on her last album thank u, next but the entire album is directly inspired by her own personal trauma. It's understandable why fans believe Billie Joe Armstrong saying her music isn't real is out of line.
As it stands, Billie Joe Armstrong is yet to respond to the backlash to his comments. We shall update you if he does.