Kanye West’s beef with Billie Eilish reminds fans of his 2009 VMAs scandal with Taylor Swift
Kanye West recently demanded an apology from Billie Eilish, and fans are comparing it to when the donda The rapper interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs. Here’s what happened and what fans are saying.
Kanye West has demanded an apology from Billie Eilish after ‘dispelling’ Travis Scott
On February 5, Billie Eilish interrupted her happier than ever touring show in Atlanta, Georgia to help an audience member who couldn’t breathe. “We take care of our people, wait. I’m waiting for people to be okay before I continue,” the “Bad Guy” singer said. Eilish has stopped her shows in the past when she noticed security issues in the crowd.
In November 2021, 10 people died and hundreds were injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld show in Houston, Texas. The audience was so tight they couldn’t breathe and many were stepped on.
Eilish and Kanye West are set to headline Coachella this spring. On Feb. 10, the rapper threatened in a since-deleted Instagram post that unless Eilish apologizes to Travis Scott, he won’t be performing at the music festival.
The 20-year-old singer didn’t name Scott or the Astroworld tragedy when she quit her show, but West apparently believed the pop star was slamming her fellow rapper. “COME BILLIE, WE LOVE YOU, PLEASE EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM TRAV AND THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES,” read the caption of West’s Instagram post.
“NOBODY WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TRAV HAD NO IDEA WHEN HE WAS ON STAGE AND WAS VERY HURT BY WHAT HAPPENED AND YES TRAV WILL BE WITH ME IN COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED FROM BILLIE TO EXCULATE BEFORE PERFORMING.”
Eilish responded by commenting, “Literally, I never said anything about Travis. It was just to help a fan.
Fans are comparing Kanye West and Billie Eilish’s interaction to the rapper’s feud with another young female pop star – Taylor Swift.
Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs
Fans are pointing out the similarities between Kanye West’s beef with Billie Eilish and his 2009 scandal with Taylor Swift.
At the 2009 MTV VMAs, Swift was nominated for Best Video by a Female Artist for “You Belong With Me”. Beyoncé was nominated in the same category for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and also for Video of the Year, which is considered the highest honor.
Swift took home the award for Best Female Video and the 19-year-old began giving her acceptance speech. As she began to speak, West crashed onstage and snatched the microphone from her hands.
“Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ll let you finish,” he said (via Voice). “But Beyoncé had one of the best videos ever! One of the best videos ever!
Later in the ceremony, Beyoncé won Video of the Year. Instead of giving her own speech, she invited Taylor onstage to finish hers. “I would love to give Taylor her moment,” Beyoncé said.
Fans point out the similarities between the rapper’s beef with the two female pop stars
Kanye West’s post about Billie Eilish reminded fans that the rapper interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, and they’re talking about it on social media.
A fan commented Twitter“Honestly, is Kanye West arguing with Billie Eilish because Taylor Swift isn’t giving him the time of day anymore? Like I’m asking jokingly, but also not really.
“Kanye West ‘calling’ Billie Eilish publicly for something she didn’t even do, reminds me a lot of what he did to Taylor Swift,” one fan said. tweeted. “It proves even more that KANYE is the problem, not the image of the women he is trying to harm. (Even his own wife and daughter at this point).
another fan tweeted“The way Kanye West tries to control and manipulate women with demands, harassment, changing their physical appearance or using intimidation is really rude. Billie Eilish should tell him to fuck off. My God.
A fan pointed out in a Tweeter“Taylor Swift was 20 when Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech, kicking off Kanye bullying Taylor Swift for the next decade. Billie Eilish is currently 20 and has gone from Taylor to the bullying Billie Eilish What’s Kanye’s problem with talented 20-year-old white women?
And a fan called out for Swift to replace West at Coachella with Tweeter“Kanye West is threatening to boycott Coachella unless fellow headliner Billie Eilish apologizes for comments she made about concert safety that West perceived were aimed at Travis Scott. Let him boycott! He harasses another woman Taylor Swift should take her place at Coachella.
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