Kanye West slammed as 'idiotic' by Astroworld victim's family for bullying Billie Eilish
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 her concert 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 tragedy.
However, instead of an apology, Eilish straightaway denied taking a jab at Scott with her concert remarks. She responded to Kanye's post saying, "Literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan." Meanwhile, thousands of her fans are slamming Kanye, 44, for picking on the 'Lovely' singer, who is half his age. In fact, relatives of Astroworld victims have also lashed out at Kanye for defending Travis and seeking an apology from Eilish. "To hear Kanye’s words, that’s hurtful to us. What an idiotic thing to say," said Bernon Blount, the grandfather of Astroworld's youngest victim Ezra Blount.
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Though Travis did not react to Eilish's remark at her recent concert, Kanye sought to defend his friend. He 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."
Eilish's fans immediately jumped to her rescue as they criticized Kanye for behaving immaturely and bullying the young singer. There were even demands to replace Kanye and Travis at Coachella, though the latter was already barred from headlining the music fest.
"Imagine being a grown man and thinking you could bully Billie Eilish," tweeted comedian Alex Goldschmidt, while Variety editor Chris Willman quipped, "Kanye vs. Billie: Good thing he doesnt have any documented prior history of trying to publicly order young women around."
Another user lashed out at the 'Donda' rapper, saying, "Travis Scott is 30. Kanye West is 44. Billie Eilish is fuckin 20. why are two grown men acting like toddlers in a mental asylum beefing with a girl half their age over nothing? Truly pathetic."
A third fan tweeted, "Kanye hates successful women. first taylor and now billie, when will it end?"
"Billie stopped her show to get an inhaler to a fan in distress. Kanye continues to be an abusive jerk to women everywhere," shared Molly Knight.
Imagine being a grown man and thinking you could bully Billie Eilish.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 11, 2022
Kanye vs. Billie: Good thing he doesnt have any documented prior history of trying to publicly order young women around— Chris Willman (@ChrisWillman) February 10, 2022
Travis Scott is 30.— Ron (@evermoretrack2) February 10, 2022
Kanye West is 44.
Billie Eilish is fuckin 20.
why are two grown men acting like toddlers in a mental asylum beefing with a girl half their age over nothing? Truly pathetic. pic.twitter.com/TZnH14qWix
kanye hates successful women. first taylor and now billie, when will it end?— SADIE SAW BILLIE (@onlychanged) February 10, 2022
Billie stopped her show to get an inhaler to a fan in distress. Kanye continues to be an abusive jerk to women everywhere. https://t.co/SEK0kbCY7r— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 10, 2022
Not only Eilish's fans, but families of Astroworld victims also found Kanye's demand insensitive and 'ridiculous'. "I think it’s just crazy, and I hate to use that word, but I think it’s ridiculous. She’s making sure that she is caring for the patrons at her concert, and I just think that’s crazy of Kanye to even let that demand come out of his mouth," remarked Tericia Blount, who lost his 9-year-old grandson Ezra to the Astroworld stampede. She further praised Eilish, saying, “I totally commend Billie Eilish for having that decency about her,” Terecia said. “I think what she did was wonderful, and I would love to tell her myself how brilliant and awesome she is for doing so.”