Billie Eilish has an opinion on rap. The Grammy award winner who recently made the cover of VOGUE found herself being quite vocal about rap and what rappers are saying. Eilish is known for her song writing that she characterized as works of fiction.
Her inspirations are many and she draws some of that from rap. When making the distinction between what’s real in her music and what’s real in rap she had this to say to VOGUE “Just because the story isn’t real doesn’t mean it can’t be important,” she said. “There’s a difference between lying in a song and writing a story. There are tons of songs where people are just lying. 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 fuckin’,’ and I’m like, what? You don’t have a gun. ‘And all my bitches…’ I’m like, which bitches? That’s posturing, and that’s not what I’m doing.” she stated
Many rappers have expressed this same sentiment. However; reading what Eilish is saying looks like she is justifying her work of fiction against a rappers work of fiction.
I would be the first to say that rap has a lot of growing to do and subject matter needs to level up. Just don’t use rap as your scapegoat. I’ll chalk that up as Eilish being young.
She makes good music and I’m sure she’ll be doing more rap collaborations in the future.
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