Billie Eilish Expresses Frustration Over Invasive Questions About Her Sexuality: “Leave Me Alone”

The artist was the star of the magazine’s recent ‘Power of Women’ issue.
Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish.


Billie Eilish has never been one to let the industry sway her thoughts, music or actions. The “Happier Than Ever” singer isn’t afraid to speak her mind and her loyal fans will always rally behind her.

The 21-year-old recently took to Instagram to share her candid thoughts and express her frustration after being put on the spot about her sexuality while on the red carpet ahead of Variety’s hitmakers brunch at NYA West in Hollywood, Calif. Eilish and her brother, collaborator Finneas, received the Film Song of the Year Award for the Barbie soundtrack hit “What Was I Made For?” at the Dec. 2 event.

While on the red carpet, the Southern California native was asked if she meant to reveal her sexuality in the publication’s cover story, referring to the magazine’s recent “Power of Women” issue. The artist responded by saying that wasn’t her intention but she thought it was kind of “obvious.” Eilish added that she doesn’t really “believe in” the idea of coming out because it shouldn’t be a big deal.

“thanks variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters i like boys and girls leave me alone about it please literally who cares stream ‘what was i made for’🥸,” Eilish wrote on Sunday night, calling out the outlet.

A handful of her 110 million followers chimed in to the comments to support their favorite singer.

“Ate them up with that caption,” one fan wrote.

“Love you Billie , we already knew girly don’t worry,” another noted.

In the aforementioned article, Eilish admitted to the magazine that she has always struggled to relate to girls.

“I love them so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people. I’m attracted to them for real,” she shared. “I have deep connections with women in my life, the friends in my life, the family in my life. I’m physically attracted to them. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence.”

Eilish entered the industry at a young age, and has often suffered from a lot of pressure and criticism that comes along with being in the public eye. The seven-time Grammy Award winner was named Best New Artist and honored with Album of the Year for her debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, in 2020.

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Ananya Panchal

ANANYA PANCHAL

Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.