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Billie Eilish says rap has a lot of 'lying' in Vogue cover story

Billie Eilish shared her thoughts on the current state of rap music and it didn’t sit well with some people.

In a cover story for Vogue’s March issue, Eilish admitted that despite how open she’s been about her struggles with depression, her dark songs aren’t necessarily based on real life stories. 

“Just because the story isn’t real doesn’t mean it can’t be important,” the “Bad Guy” artist said. “There’s a difference between lying in a song and writing a story. There are tons of songs where people are just lying.”

She added: “There’s a lot of that in rap right now, from people that I know who rap. It’s like, ‘I got my AK-47, and I’m (expletive)’ . . .’ and I’m like, what? You don’t have a gun. ‘And all my (expletive). . . .’ I’m like, which (expletive)? That’s posturing, and that’s not what I’m doing.”

Her comments drew criticism on social media from people who didn’t think it was her place to be speaking on that genre of music.

“Why is any journalist asking Billie Eilish about hip hop and why does anyone care about an 18-year-old white teenager’s perspective on the culture?” asked @freeblackgirl.



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