Kanye West (now known strictly as Ye) is known for his brash mannerisms at times, especially on social media. His Twitter account in its prime was a golden pot of controversial tweets, with famous comments like ‘I wish I had a friend like me’ and ‘you may be talented, but you’re not kanye west’.
However, in recent times, Instagram has become the new library of West’s opinions – which are mostly targeted at Kim Kardashian in light of the pair’s separation and incited a response from Kim regarding his ‘medium’ of choice to deal with personal matters. The latest addition to West’s ‘call out’ culture (which more often than not is Mr West’s personal take away from matters) is none other than chart-topping artist Billie Eilish.
Why did Ye ‘call out’ Billie Eilish?
Eilish recently went viral for a clip of her helping out a fan at one of her concerts. She stopped the concert to attend to a fan with Asthma which many people praised her for. Stopping shows to help fans, be it with an asthma pump or water if they looked like they were going to pass out has become a large association with an Eilish concert. However, Ye interpreted the matter as a dig at Travis Scott – who has, since November, faced intense criticism for his Astroworld concert where ten people lost their lives and numerous injuries occurred. Many concluded that Scott was negligent, although Scott has defended himself on the matter.
West connected the two situations and expressed that Eilish should apologise to Scott. He also said that he needs the apology for Scott before he performs at Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals in the world of where he and Eilish are both headliners.
Here’s what West said in his Instagram post:
“COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES NO ONE INTENDED THIS TO HAPPEN TRAV DIDN’T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN HE WAS ON STAGE AND WAS VERY HURT BY WHAT HAPPENED AND YES TRAV WILL BE WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM.”
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Eilish responded to the matter via a comment on West’s post.
“Literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan,” she wrote.
Scott was a previous headliner for Coachella in the 2020 and 2021 years but wasn’t included in the 2022 festival.
In Scott’s first interview a month after the tragedy at Astroworld with Charlamagne Tha God, the rapper — who has denied allegations of negligence and had requested to be dismissed from several lawsuits — claimed that he couldn’t hear any screams for help when the crowd surge began, as per People.
“It’s 50,000 people … you got lights, you got sound, you got [pyrotechnics], you got your in-ears, you got the band, there’s all types of stuff going on,”
“Everything kind of just sounds the same. At the end of the day, you just hear music,” he added in his defence.
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