“I felt pretty trapped in the persona that people had of me, and then I changed it completely to fuck with everyone.”
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A couple of months before, the singer had stunned the internet as she debuted her then-new blonde hair in an Instagram post that reached a million likes in just six minutes, becoming the fastest ever to do so on the platform.
And Billie went on to reveal that she rocked the pinup-inspired look “to fuck with everyone” as a result of her frustration.
“I wanted to have range and to feel desirable, and to feel feminine and masculine – and I wanted to prove that to myself, too,” she added.
Speaking further about the subject in a separate interview with The Times a week prior, the young star revealed she thought she “tried too hard to be desirable” at the time of the Vogue shoot.
“Looking back at all of the promo and stuff we did before the album [in 2021], I’m, like, don’t know who that is, but that is not me! I didn’t have any time to think. I just decided who I was. I just became that vibe. And I don’t know if that was necessarily what I really was feeling. I was just grasping on to anything,” she admitted.
“Then you wear something more revealing and they’re, like, you’re such a fat cow whore,” she continued. “I’m a slut and I’m a sell-out and I’m just like every other celebrity selling their bodies, and woah! What the fuck do you want? It’s a crazy world for women and women in the public eye.”
“It was supposed to be a specific aesthetic for a photo shoot, and then it was like, ‘Billie Eilish’s new style’ and people kept being like, ‘Wow, her new style, it’s so much better than the old style.’ Or like, ‘Wow, I wish that we could have her old style back, I’m so sad that she’s just changed into this,’” she said.
“It was so weird because I was like, ‘It’s not a new style, it’s one thing I wore and then I’m gonna wear this another day and then I’m gonna do this,’” she said. “Literally the thing that I’ve been preaching about since I first started is to wear what you want.”
“Dress how you want, act how you want, talk how you want, be how you want. That’s all I’ve ever said. It’s just being open to new things and not letting people ruin it for you,” she added.
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