“The divorce is making more and more sense,” one comment reads under Kanye West’s post demanding Billie Eilish apologize for dissing Travis Scott. It seems like Kim Kardashian’s estranged ex-husband Kanye West is making headlines these days, not for his music nor for Yeezy, but for his Instagram posts.
Kanye West took to Instagram on Thursday to demand that Billie Eilish apologize for her recent ‘dissing’ comments regarding Travis Scott and the Astroworld tragedy. The rapper wrote by saying, “Come on Billie we love you’ and adding that no one intended for the tragedy to happen and that “Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage.”
View this post on Instagram
Eilish shared her response with a comment under the same post, writing, “Literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan.”
Kanye’s post came after Eilish paused a concert at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 5, 2022, when she noticed a distressed fan in the crowd. “Do you need an inhaler? Who needs it? Do we have an inhaler? Can we just grab one?” Eilish asked. “Guys, give it some time. Don’t crowd…We’re taking care of our people, hold on. I wait for people to be OK until I keep going,” she added.
According to Deadline, “nervous representatives” of Travis Scott reached out to them, saying that no shade was intended by the Eilish remarks. Ye, however, believes something else, as he even threatened to pull out of Coachella if the Oscar-nominated singer doesn’t apologize to Scott. Earlier, in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, Travis Scott was dropped as a headliner at Coachella and was replaced by Eilish.
Scott faced high criticism after eight of his fans, aged from 14 to 27, were crushed to death at his Astroworld concert. The big tragedy took place after about 50,000 people pushed toward the stage at NRG Park during the rapper’s performance, and he was put on fire for continuing his concert even after police declared a mass-casualty event.
View this post on Instagram
This isn’t the first time Eilish has done something like this; at a gig in 2018, Billie handed over water to a concertgoer who was about to pass out while she played. And she is not the only one who has done something like this. Adele once stopped singing during a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2011 after noticing a fan fainting. The video of Adele halting her show resurfaced when people on social media started sharing old videos of how other artists reacted to distressed fans at their concerts.
“Can you see? Can someone act like they care, please? Someone’s fainted over there,” Adele can be heard saying in the video.
Kanye can go on with his all caps, no-punctuation rant on Instagram, but Billie Eilish is not buying it as she is clearly standing out for herself.