Ye is demanding an apology from Billie Eilish earlier than he takes the stage at this 12 months’s Coachella music pageant.
The rapper, previously often called Kanye West, took to Instagram Thursday to name out Eilish for a remark she made throughout one among her live shows, which Ye interpreted as a diss towards rapper Travis Scott, whose Astroworld Festival left 10 attendees dead after a crowd surge final November.
For context, Eilish halted her efficiency throughout a live performance on Saturday to verify on a fan within the crowd, in line with fan video shared on social media. “You need an inhaler?” Eilish mentioned to the fan, earlier than directing her stage crew to assist the concertgoer.
“I wait for people to be OK until I keep going,” Eilish mentioned in one other video of the encounter, in line with Billboard.
Ye’s Instagram put up on Thursday included a screenshot of a headline claiming Eilish “dissed” Scott along with her remark.
“COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES,” Ye captioned the put up. “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.”
The “Donda” rapper added that Scott shall be becoming a member of him at Coachella, however demanded an apology first.
“YES TRAV WILL BE WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM,” Ye wrote.
Eilish later responded and denied Ye’s insinuation.
“literally never said a thing about travis,” Eilish commented on Ye’s . “was just helping a fan”
USA TODAY has reached out to Coachella for remark.
Ye and Eilish are each headliners at April’s Coachella, together with Harry Styles and Swedish House Mafia. Scott was initially tapped for the pageant’s 2020 lineup, which additionally featured Rage Against the Machine and Frank Ocean.
However, a petition began final November referred to as for Scott to be faraway from the pageant after the fatalities that passed off on the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. Eight individuals died on the day of the occasion. The ninth, a 22-year-old faculty pupil, died Nov. 10, in a hospital. The 10th — and youngest — Ezra Blount, 9, died Nov. 14, in a hospital in a medically-induced coma.
Scott has beforehand mentioned he wasn’t conscious of the gang surge and deaths till “minutes before the press conference” that occurred hours after the live performance.
“You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need,” Scott mentioned in a sit-down interview with Charlamagne Tha God in December. “Anytime I could see anything like that, I did. I stopped it like a couple of times to make sure everybody was OK.
“I just didn’t hear that. I got my music, I got my (in-ear monitors), I just didn’t hear that.”
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