Billie Eilish slays matching Gucci look as she wins BBMAs amid body-shaming row
Billie Eilish accepted her three Billboard Music Awards in style – and safety – at the crowdless awards show in Los Angeles.
The 18-year-old was one of the night’s big winners, taking home the awards for top new artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
And if there were an award for fashion, she’d definitely be up there, as she slayed in a Gucci outfit that was typically Billie.
The Bad Guy singer wore a baggy khaki satin shirt and matching trousers and a bucket hat, all with a floral pattern, and donned a matching face mask for good measure.
And, truly committing to the theme, Billie even donned the same colour and pattern on her manicure.
We love a strong concept.
Despite no audience in the venue, Billie chose to keep her face mask on while accepting her awards, and reminded her fans of the pandemic in her speech as she accepted the trophy for top female artist.
The teenager said: ‘This is so nuts. Thank you so much Billboard. Thank you all the women who have come before me and paved my way. I love you.
‘Please vote, please wear a mask, please wash your hands, be safe, take care.’
Billie’s award win comes amid a body-shaming row, after the star was pictured out of her usual baggy attire.
The Bury A Friend singer is known for wearing oversized clothing, but was pictured out and about in a vest – leading to cruel comments about her figure.
Billie seemed to address the comments by sharing a video in which a woman said: ‘Y’all gotta start normalising real bodies, okay? Not everybody has a wagon behind them, okay? Guts are normal. They’re normal.
‘Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real.’
Fans of the singer have jumped to Billie’s defence, including actress Kat Dennings, who tweeted: ‘Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f*** right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!’
Billie previously explained that she wore oversized clothes so people wouldn’t speculate about her body, and tackled body-shaming in a video titled Not My Responsibility, which was played during her concerts.
In the video, she said: ‘Do you know me? Really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.
‘Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching. Always. Nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief, I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.
‘Would you like me to be smaller, weaker, softer, taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach, my hips, the body I was born with – is it not what you wanted?
‘If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed layers, I’m a slut.’
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