Billie Eilish defends Drake after people called him 'creepy' for regularly texting her when she was just 17

The 33-year-old rapper's engagement with the 18-year-old singer over texts was deemed 'inappropriate' by many on social media due to their massive age gap

                            Billie Eilish defends Drake after people called him 'creepy' for regularly texting her when she was just 17
Billie Eilish (L) and Drake (Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has come to the defense of Drake after he faced a major backlash for regularly texting the 18-year-old pop star, who is 15 years younger than him.

Talking about the incident with US Vogue, Billie said, "Everybody's so sensitive. A grown man can't be a fan of an artist?" she wondered. She further said, "There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about. Like, you're really going to say that Drake is creepy because he's a fan of mine, and then you're going to go vote for Trump? What the f*** is that s***?"

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter revealed last autumn how she and Drake, 33, had been texting each other.  "The internet is such a stupid-ass mess right now," she added.

Amidst all this conjecture, Drake, 33, is yet to publically comment on this, who was also slammed in the past for texting actress Millie Bobby Brown for similar reasons, who is 15-years-old and is 18 years his junior.

Billie had recently announced that she's working on the new James Bond song.

(L-R) Billie Eilish along with brother Finneas O'Connell during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

The talented crooner has had a rather strong start to 2020, especially after sweeping the Grammys at the end of January.

Eilish ended up bagging a total of five awards, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist, for her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and single 'Bad Guy' - thereby making her the first person to achieve the feat since Christopher Cross in 1981.

With her awards haul, she has also replaced Taylor Swift as the youngest artist to ever win a Grammy for Album of the Year. What's more? She also scooped the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal song.

"This is my first Grammys. I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I grew up watching them. And this is my brother Finneas, and he's my best friend," Eilish said after accepting her award for Song of the Year with her brother Finneas O'Connell, who produced and co-wrote her album.

"I feel like I joke around a lot, and I never take anything seriously at these kinds of things, but I genuinely want to say I'm so grateful and I only want to say that I'm grateful, and I'm so honored to be here amongst all of you," she added.

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