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Billie Eilish Talks About Fitting Into a Music Category: 'Where Am I Pop?'

Billie Eilish Talks About Fitting Into a Music Category: 'Where Am I Pop?'

Billie Eilish is reflecting on music genres, and what they actually mean.

The 18-year-old When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? singer spoke out in an interview with GQ UK.

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The discussion came about while talking about Tyler, The Creator‘s comments at the Grammys: “It sucks that whenever we – and I mean guys that look like me – do anything that’s genre-bending, they always put it in a ‘rap’ or ‘urban’ category. I don’t like that ‘urban’ word – it’s just a politically correct way to say the n-word, to me. Why can’t we just be in pop?” he said.

“I have always hated categories…I hate when people say, ‘Oh, you look like ‘blank.’ You sound like “blank.” It was such a cool thing Tyler said. I agree with him about that term. Don’t judge an artist off the way someone looks or the way someone dresses. Wasn’t Lizzo in the Best R&B category that night? I mean, she’s more pop than I am,” Billie reflected.

“Look, if I wasn’t white I would probably be in ‘rap.’ Why? They just judge from what you look like and what they know. I think that is weird. The world wants to put you into a box; I’ve had it my whole career. Just because I am a white teenage female I am pop. Where am I pop? What part of my music sounds like pop?”

Billie also explained why she dresses the way she does in the interview. Find out what she said…

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