Billie Eilish is opening up to Lana Del Rey about navigating online hate.
The two singers teamed up for a deep conversation for Interview magazine, published Monday ahead of the release of Del Rey’s latest album “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” currently set for March.
“I have this inevitable feeling of, ‘Oh, everyone hates me,’ ” Eilish, 21, confessed. “With the world of TikTok and social media, there is a level where it’s kind of true, because there are these videos.”
Eilish then went on to share that she found a popular video on TikTok accusing her of being a bad person.
“I’m lying in bed last night, and I go on TikTok because I’m falling asleep, and I just want to be mindless for a second, watch some funny videos,” she said. “I keep scrolling and I’m thinking, ‘Billie, put your phone away. You’re getting tired.’ Then I swipe to the next one and it’s a video with millions of likes and it’s something about how I’m a horrible person. And all these comments are like, ‘I’m so glad that you guys are seeing through her.’ And I’m like, ‘Damn.’ “
Del Rey, 37, told Eilsh that horrible is the opposite of who she is.
“That is so hard for me to fathom. You know what I think? It’s always the nice ones,” Del Rey said, adding that she comes under scrutiny whenever her dating life enters the public eye.
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“Also, you should know that any time you ever felt like any part of the world was against you, nobody else thought that,” Del Rey added. “Because I find myself thinking everybody hates me when really, that’s such a tiny sliver of reality.”
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