Billie Eilish says she wants to "show her body" and opens up after boobs trended following tank top pictures
6 September 2019, 17:09 | Updated: 7 September 2019, 19:53
"I'm gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body."
Billie Eilish is pretty much always trending one way or another. If it's not for her unique sense of style and endless fashion collabs, it's for ripping off her entire fingernail…ouch. But in June, Billie was trending for more creepy reasons – her chest.
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Billie was pictured sporting a tight tank top before her show in Nashville instead of her typically baggy clothes. Despite her still being a teen, internet pervs began commenting on her body and it really blew up on Twitter. Billie's fans called out the sexual nature of the tweets at the time. Like, she's only 17 guys.
Now, in a new interview for Elle magazine's Women in Music issue, she explained more about the situation and revealed that she might change her quirky style when she turns 18.
"My boobs were trending on Twitter!" she told the publication. "At number one! What is that?! Every outlet wrote about my boobs!" She then began laughing, and added: "I look good in it. I was born with fucking boobs, bro. I was born with DNA that was gonna give me big-ass boobs."
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“I’ve gotten to a point where I’m finally okay,” @billieeilish told ELLE for our Women in Music issue. “It’s not because I’m famous. It’s not because I have a little more money. It’s so many different things: growing up, people coming into your life, certain people leaving your life. For anybody who isn’t doing well, it will get better. Have hope. I did this shit with fame riding on my shoulders. Being famous is great, but it was horrible for a year. Now I love what I do, and I’m me again. The good me. And I love the eyes on me.” Link in bio for the full #ELLEWIM cover story. ELLE October 2019: Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia Cover star: @billieeilish Written by: @evebarlow Photographer: @yvanfabing Stylist: @annatrevelyan Wearing: @louisvuitton, @cartier Hair: @tammyyi Makeup: @robrumseymua Manicure: @jolene.b.nails Set Design: Bryan Porter at Owl & the Elephant @daysofourslides
Billie went on to say that she hates being slut-shamed for wearing tank tops just because she has a larger chest and was once asked to cover up by a male friend. And even though it's become an issue, it won't stop her from switching up her style when she turns 18 on 18 December 2019.
She continued: "I'm gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body. What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable? Not a porno! But I know it would be a huge thing. I know people will say, 'I’ve lost all respect for her.' I can’t win!"
At the end of the day, Billie should be allowed to wear whatever the hell she wants and it should not dictate the level of respect she receives.