Kanye West says he will NOT perform at Coachella unless Billie Eilish apologizes to Travis Scott
'I wait for the people to be okay before I keep going,' Billie Eilish said and her remark, Kanye believes, is a diss at Travis Scott
Kanye West has served an ultimatum to singer Billie Eilish to apologize to fellow rapper Travis Scott over her alleged Astroworld diss, failing which he might pull out of Coachella this year. Billie, who is headlining the Coachella music festival this year, recently stopped the show to help a fan with an inhaler. "I wait for the people to be okay before I keep going," the 'Bad Guy' hitmaker said. Her remark, Kanye believes, is a diss at Travis Scott over the Astroworld concert tragedy.
While Scott himself did not respond to Billie's comments, Kanye has now come out in his support. "Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage," Kanye said defending Scott while demanding an apology from Billie Eilish. He shared a series of posts on his Instagram saying, "Come on Billie we love you please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives." The two rappers were due to perform together at Coachella this year but now uncertainty looms over their appearance.
In his elaborate Instagram post, Kanye noted, "No one intended this to happen Trav didn't have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened. And yes Trav will be with me at Coachella but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform."
Meanwhile, Billie denied taking a jab at Scott with her concert remarks, as she responded to Kanye's post saying, "Literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan."
Scott was originally slated to headline Coachella 2022 but was sidelined following outrage over the Astroworld tragedy. On November 5, 2021, over 10 people died in a stampede at Scott's Astroworld concert, as the rapper was accused of ignoring the chaos until it turned fatal. While horrifying videos from the venue went viral on social media, the 'Sicko Mode' rapper was slammed for egging the crowd onto a frantic madness. Alongside, fans shared video clips from Billie's concert, where the singer stopped midway through her performance to help out a fan in need.
We do not know how and where the Kanye vs Billie Eilish feud is going to end, but Kanye is not in a mood to take things lightly. Following the post directed at Eilish, the rapper also shared the screenshot of a fan's comment, who had written, "Man's off the meds album gonna go crazy." Ye lashed out at the fan, noting, "The world is racist sexist homophobic and crazy phobic at our core. Its cheap and dismissive to say I'm off my meds anytime I speak up. Phobia in this sense doesn't mean being afraid of it means not giving power to. Lets be more conscious and not write each other off so easily.
Kanye is not having the best start to 2022 as he is engaged in a bitter battle with ex-wife Kim Kardashian over their children. The rapper is currently in an open relationship with actress Julia Fox while Kim seems to be happier than ever with beau Pete Davidson.