Billie Eilish still has 'huge issues' with her body
Billie Eilish says she still has "huge issues" with her own body, although she is starting to gain body acceptance.
Although the 18-year-old singer/songwriter is starting to gain body acceptance, she admitted that she is still not 100 percent happy with it.
Speaking about the video interlude in her 'Where Do We Go?' tour - in which she strips down to her bra while standing in black liquid as it rises - she explained to Britain's GQ magazine: "I definitely didn't want it to come off as, 'Oh, now I am 18 now I like my body.' I still have huge issues with my own body.
"Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman.
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"I went through a period of wanting to be like everybody else. But that went away pretty fast." On the imperative of graft and the embarrassment of plaudits; on body image and the conflict of desire; on pop, rap and pigeonholing; and on the terrible scrutiny of social media that took her to the brink of suicide: this is #BillieEilish, our July/August 2020 cover star. LINK IN BIO for the full interview with @jonathangq. Photography by @daniellelevitt Styling by @samanthaburkhartstylist // #GQ Editor @dylanjonesgq
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"That tour video was about all that. It is me saying: look, there is a body underneath these clothes and you don't get to see it. Isn't that a shame? But my body is mine and yours is yours. Our own bodies are kind of the only real things which are truly ours. I get to see it and get to show it when I want to."
In the voiceover for the video, Billie says: "The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a sl*t. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"