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Do you want to see Billie Eilish as you’ve never seen her? Then head on over to British Vogue to see the jaw-dropping pictures of the 19-year-old musician!
Yes, Billie Eilish is British Vogue’s June cover star, and looks almost unrecognizable on the cover and editorial pictures.
“I’ve literally never done anything in this realm at all,” she said, in reference to her vintage old Hollywood pin-up look for the photoshoot.
However, it wasn’t all about getting out of her comfort zone in terms of the breath-taking, super-glamorous photoshoot, as she also revealed quite a lot in the accompanying interview too…
The singer revealed the heart-breaking news that she had been abused when she was younger – although Vogue made it very clear that the alleged abuser “wasn’t a music industry figure”…
“You can always be taken advantage of,” Billie Eilish candidly told the magazine.
“I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience,” she added, which only adds to the heartbreak.
“That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape — girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m the victim here?’
“And it’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralizing to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realize, I’m being abused right now.”
She then continued to address any existing or potential haters, who might have something negative to say about the way she dresses or chooses to express herself, given her alleged history with abuse…
“‘You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?'” she asked, in reference to some of the negative comments she has received in the past…
“Yes I am, motherf—er! I’m going to because there’s no excuse.”
And she couldn’t be more right!
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud,” she continued.
“Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin—or not—should not take any respect away from you.”
As well as bravely speaking out about her past, Billie Eilish also touched upon a number of other things in her interview, including more details about her new song, Your Power, which is taken from her brand new album, Happier Than Ever…
“It’s an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men,” she revealed.
“I would like people to listen to me. And not just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because it’s not about that.
“It’s really not at all about one person. You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ — no, dude. It’s everywhere.
“I used to not understand why age mattered. And, of course, you feel like that when you’re young, because you’re the oldest you’ve ever been. You feel like you’re so mature and you know everything…
“People forget that you can grow up and realize shit was f—ed up when you were younger.”
Head to the British Vogue website now to read Billie Eilish’s full interview, and of course, take a look at her incredible transformation!