Billie Eilish has denied having anything to apologize for after some interpreted a comment she made while helping a fan as a hit on rapper and Astroworld festival founder Travis Scott.
The ‘No Time To Die’ singer has responded after Kanye West – who legally changed his name to Ye – said in an Instagram post that he won’t be performing at this year’s Coachella music festival until that she apologize to Scott.
“Literally I never said anything about Travis,” she wrote in a comment below Ye’s post. “I just helped a fan.”
Eilish had taken a break from her show in Atlanta on Saturday after seeing someone in the crowd struggling to breathe. After buying an inhaler for the woman, Eilish asked other viewers not to cram it in and said, “I’m waiting for people to be okay until I continue.”
Some people took that statement as a dig at Scott, who came under heavy criticism after 10 people were killed and hundreds injured in a wave of crowds at his Astroworld performance in Houston in November. Scott, who is now under criminal investigation, said he interrupted the show several times but was unable to tell from the stage how serious the situation was. .
Ye echoed that sentiment in an all-caps Instagram post featuring an image from hip hop account RapSeaTV claiming that Eilish had “dissed” Scott.
“Please apologize to Trav and the families of those who lost their lives,” the “Donda” rapper wrote. He added that Scott “had no idea what was going on when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened”.
He went on to say that he needed her to apologize before performing at Coachella, where Ye and Eilish are set to headline in April. Scott was originally slated to headline, but was pulled from the lineup after the Astroworld disaster. In his Instagram post, Ye wrote that Scott would be “with” him at the festival, though it wasn’t immediately clear if that meant Ye would be bringing Scott on stage with him.