Billie Eilish on Dealing with Fame, Being Present & Turning 18


>>Jimmy: VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>YOU TOO, HOW YOU DOIN’?>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW, I WAS LISTENING TO YOUR ALBUM WITH MY KIDS THIS MORNING, AND WE ALL KIND OF ENJOYED IT. ONE OF THE SONGS “WISH YOU WERE GAY”, I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT TO MY 5-YEAR-OLD, BUT SHE DIDN’T REALLY PICK UP ON IT, SO THAT WAS OKAY. HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>I’M GREAT.>>Jimmy: CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL THE AWARD NOMINATIONS YOU GOT.>>THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: WERE YOU UP WATCHING? OR HOW DID YOU FIND OUT?>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU DID NOT GET UP EARLY?>>THAT WENT OFF LIKE 5:00 A.M. I’M NOT GOING TO WAKE UP WITH THAT. I STAYED. I WAS KNOCKED OUT. MY MOM CAME AND WOKE ME UP AND I WAS LIKE HALF ASLEEP.>>Jimmy: SO YOU’RE STILL LIVING WITH THE FOLKS, WITH THE PARENTS?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: OR ARE THEY LIVING WITH YOU? WHICH IS IT >>LIKE BOTH. I’M LIVING WITH THEM AT HOME, AND ON TOUR, THEY’RE LIVING WITH ME.>>Jimmy: SO YOU ARE IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU GREW UP IN?>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: AND YOUR BROTHER LIVES WITH YOU? OR NO.>>HE DID UNTIL LIKE THE IEND O LAST YEARISH. BUT HE STILL COMES BACK AND LIKE — >>Jimmy: LAUNDRY? THAT ALWAYS BRINGS THEM HOME.>>YOU DO LAUNDRY AT YOUR PARENTS’ HOUSE?>>Jimmy: I HAVE OLDER CHILDREN. THEY DON’T REALLY DO LAUNDRY, BUT I ASSUME IF THEY EVER CLEAN THEIR CLOTHES THEY WOULD COME RIGHT TO MY HOUSE.>>WOW.>>Jimmy: AS FAR AS THESE NOMINATIONS, IS THIS, JUST, ARE YOU USED TO THIS BY NOW? OR DO YOU STOP AND GO, WOW, THIS IS WEIRD?>>I MEAN, THE GRAMMYS IS THE GRAMMYS, SO AS COOL AS EVERYTHING ELSE IS, IT’S THE GRAMMYS. I’VE WATCHED THAT EVERY SINGLE YEAR MY ENTIRE LIFE, LIKE JUDGING ALL THE GIRLS’ UGLY-ASS DRESSES. EVERY YEAR MY FAMILY AND ME WOULD ALL SIT IN THE ROOM AND WATCH THE GRAMMYS. WE NEVER MISSED IT. THE FACT THAT I’M THE SAME LITTLE GIRL WATCHING IT IN MY LIVING ROOM, AND I’M IN THE SAME LIVING ROOM BEING NOMINATED FOR SIX, LIKE WHAT IS THAT?>>Jimmy: ARE YOUR PARENTS GOING TO GO WITH YOU TO THE SHOW?>>MM-HM.>>Jimmy: YOU’RE DOING THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.>>ON SUNDAY.>>Jimmy: THAT’S YOUR FIRST AWARD SHOW PERFORMANCE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I’M WONDERING ABOUT THIS. THIS IS A SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE AL HAVE ALL OF THESE ARTISTS ON STAGE. DO YOU FEEL COMPETITIVE WITH THEM, LIKE I’M GOING TO GO OUT THERE, MY PERFORMANCE IS GOING TO BE THE BEST PERFORMANCE OF ALL OF THEM?>>IT’S LIKE ALMOST, BUT IT’S MORE LIKE A COMPETITIVENESS WITH MYSELF.>>Jimmy: WITH YOURSELF, RIGHT.>>IF THAT MAKES SENSE. I GO UP THERE TO LIKE BE BETTER THAN MYSELF.>>Jimmy: MM-HM.>>KNOW WHAT I MEAN?>>Jimmy: I TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.>>IT’S WEIRD, I’M LIKE IN THIS WHOLE WORLD.>>Jimmy: I DO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A BUNCH OF COMEDIANS ON, AND YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE THE BEST ONE. DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T WANT THE OTHER ONES TO NOT BE GOOD.>>RIGHT, TO NOT BE GOOD. IT’S LIKE THE WHOLE UNIVERSE IS TRYING TO PIT EVERY ARTIST AGAINST EACH OTHER. IT’S SO WEIRD.>>Jimmy: AND SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WAY.>>MM-HM.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T.>>I DON’T.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU 17 YEARS OLD, BY IS CRAZY THAT YOU’RE THIS SUCCESSFUL AT 17 YEARS OLD. I THINK BACK TO MYSELF AT 17. WHEN I WAS 17, PERHAPS THE GREATEST YEAR IN AMERICAN HISTORY, 1984. EXPERTS AGREE, RIGHT? AND I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD GO — >>WHO WAS BORN AFTER THAT IN THIS ROOM?>>Jimmy: AFTER 1983? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] IS THAT YOUR NICE WAY OF REMINDING ME HOW CLOSE I AM TO DEATH? YOU KNOW WHO MADONNA IS?>>I DO KNOW WHO MADONNA IS.>>Jimmy: CAN YOU NAME A VAN HALEN?>>WHO?>>Jimmy: I’M GOING TO START CRYING. HAVE YOU HEARD OF CYNDI LAUPER?>>YES.>>Jimmy: HUEY LEWIS?>>NO.>>Jimmy: FILL IN THE BLANK. RUN DM — >>WHAT? WHAT IS THAT?>>Jimmy: IT SOUNDS LIKE A DIRECT MESSAGE WHILE YOU’RE DRIVING NOW. RUN DMC. GREAT HIP-HOP GROUP. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN “THE COSBY SHOW”?>>NO.>>Jimmy: WOW, HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED WITH A CABBAGE PATCH KID?>>A CABBAGE PATCH KID?>>Jimmy: IN 1984 — >>IT’S LIKE A SOUR PATCH KID? IS IT A CANDY?>>Jimmy: IT WAS A DOLL. YOUR PARENTS WOULD GO TO THE MALL AND FIGHT OTHER PARENTS FOR THESE. >>WOW.>>Jimmy: AND THEY’D BRING THEM HOME AND PROVE HOW THEY LOVED YOU. WHAT DID MR. T PITY?>>WHAT IS THAT QUESTION?>>Jimmy: THE POINT IS, I’M TRYING TO MAKE A POINT THAT YOU’RE YOUNGER THAN I AM. CAN YOU NAME ANY OF THE ORIGINAL “GHOSTBUSTERS”?>>I DON’T THINK I’VE SEEN IT.>>Jimmy: WHAT SHOULD YOU NEVER DO TO A GREMLIN AFTER MIDNIGHT?>>YOU’RE MAKING ME LOOK SO DUMB.>>Jimmy: IT’S NOT A MATTER OF BEING DUMB. IF YOU ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT 1943, I PROBABLY WOULDN’T KNOW THE ANSWERS EITHER.>>WELL, GREAT. YOU’RE TURNING 18 NEXT MONTH. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? IS THERE A BIG PARTY PLANNED? IS SOMEBODY ELSE RESPONSIBLE?>>I HAVE SOME IDEAS OF STUFF, BUT IT’S PRETTY LIKE, MY LIFE STUFF. BUT THE MAIN THING I’M EXCITED ABOUT IS BEING ABLE TO DRIVE MY CAR PAST 11:00.>>Jimmy: THAT’S THE LAW? YOU CAN’T DRIVE AFTER 11:00?>>YEAH, IF YOU, YOU HAVE TO EITHER HAVE HAD YOUR LICENSE FOR A WHOLE YEAR OR BE 18.>>Jimmy: OH.>>AND I WAS SO BUSY, I MEAN, MY LIFE WAS PRETTY CRAZY THE LAST COUPLE YEARS. SO I GOT TO IT A LITTLE BIT LATE, EVEN THOUGH IT’S SOMETHING I REALLY WANTED TO DO MY ENTIRE LIFE. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS DRIVE. ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS DRIVE.>>Jimmy: DO YOU HAVE A CAR?>>I DO.>>Jimmy: DO YOU DRIVE SAFELY? [ LAUGHTER ] DO YOUR PARENTS TRACK YOU LIKE ON THEIR PHONE?>>I DRIVE FUN-LY.>>Jimmy: DO YOUR PARENTS TRACK YOU.>>HELL NO.>>Jimmy: DO YOU LIKE SPEND MONEY ON THINGS? CAN YOU GO TO THE SENATOR >>NO, I’M GOING TO TELL MYSELF IF, I’LL GET TOTALLY MOBBED IF I GO TO CVS. IF YOU’RE IN A PLACE THAT DAY WHERE YOU FEEL NOT IN THE MOOD, THAT’S WHEN IT JUST DRIVES YOU, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR PLACE IN THE PLACE OF I’M FINE. I’M HAPPY. A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I KIND OF DECIDED TO START LIVING LIKE I JUST WOKE UP, AND THIS WAS MY LIFE.>>Jimmy: OH, OKAY, I SEE.>>NO , IN A GOOD WAY. IF I WAS MY 12 YEAR OLD SELF AND I SUDDENLY WOKE UP AND THIS WAS MY LIFE, WHAT WOULD I BE LIKE OH, MY GOD, I’M TAKING FOR GRANTED I’VE BEEN TRYING TO LIVE LIKE THAT LATELY.>>Jimmy: THAT’S A GREAT WAY OF LOOKING AT IT. DID YOU COME UP WITH IT YOURSELF OR DID SOMEBODY ADVISE YOU AND TELL YOU TO THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THAT?>>NO, I CAME UP WITH IT BY MYSELF. SPORTY SPICE WAS TALKING TO ME, AND SHE WAS SAYING — I DON’T WANT TO SAY IF, I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S A SECRET OR WHATEVER. BUT WHEN SHE WAS ON STAGE WITH ALL THE GIRLS AND THEY WERE ALL SMILING AT EACH OTHER AND SHE WAS SAYING IT WAS A MAGICAL MOMENT. AT THE BEGINNING AND THE MIDDLE, IT’S LIKE YOU WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK, AND IT’S HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, AND THEN IT’S DONE, AND IT’S LIKE OH. WHERE DID THAT GO? AND I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT THAT OH, MY GOD, I’M IN THAT PART OF MY LIFE THAT IN THE FUTURE I’M GOING TO BE LIKE, DAMN, I WISH I’D BEEN, WHATEVER. SO I’M GOING TO TRY TO BE AS PRESENT AS POSSIBLE.>>Jimmy: THIS IS GOOD. THIS IS A GOOD THING. NOW YOU’RE GOING TO GET TO ENJOY SOME COMMERCIALS. AND WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL TALK MORE WITH BILLIE EILISH. WE’RE BACK WITH BILLIE EILISH WHO WILL BE ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ON SUNDAY. YOU’RE GOING ON TOUR STARTING IN MIAMI, STARTING MARCH 9th, AND ALSO THIS IS THE ALBUM, IT’S CALLED, WELL, YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE IT. IT’S THE “WHERE DO WE ALL GO WHEN WE SLEEP” TOUR. WHEN YOU ARE THIS AGE AND YOU’RE DOING WORK AS YOU ARE DOING.>>MM-HM.>>Jimmy: YOU, BECAUSE YOU REALLY GROW SO MUCH AS AN ARTIST, REALLY, IN A LOT OF WAYS AT YOUR AGE, DO YOU LOOK BACK AT THINGS YOU DID TWO YEARS AGO AND GO, OH, BOY, I WISH I COULD DO THAT OVER AGAIN? DO YOU THINK OF IT THAT WAY?>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU DO NOT?>>I’LL PROBABLY FEEL THAT WAY IN A COUPLE YEARS FROM NOW.>>AND I LOOK AT VIDEOS FROM TWO YEARS AGO, IT’S REALLY, LIKE IT’S GROSS.>>Jimmy: THAT’S WHAT I WAS SAYING.>>IT’S GROSS. LIKE I DID THIS THING WITH VANITY FAIR WHERE I DID THE SAME INTERVIEW TWO YEARS APART. IT WAS LIKE ONE YEAR, IT WAS 2017. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] 2018. AND THEN WE SHOT THE OTHER ONE, OR THE THIRD, THIRD YEAR, WHICH IS ACTUALLY TWO YEARS LATER, A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, AND I HAD TO WATCH BACK ALL THESE THINGS I’D NEVER SEEN FROM WHEN I WAS 15. LIKE, IT’S LIKE, OH.>>Jimmy: WELL, IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT.>>IF I MET ME THEN NOW, I WOULD PUNCH THAT GIRL IN THE FACE.>>Jimmy: I THINK THAT’S A POSITIVE. IF YOU’RE NOT LOOKING BACK AT THINGS LIKE THAT, YOU’RE NOT GROWING IN ANY WAY.>>YES, TOTALLY, TOTALLY.>>Jimmy: SO THE AMAs, THIS SHOW, IS THERE ANYONE THERE, AN ARTIST THERE THAT YOU’VE NOT MET THAT YOU ARE EXCITED TO MEET?>>I GENERALLY DON’T KNOW WHO’S GOING TO BE THERE.>>Jimmy: YOU DON’T?>>I DON’T.>>Jimmy: JESSIE REYES IS GOING TO BE ON THE SHOW, HOW DO YOU KNOW EACH OTHER?>>I FOUND HER MUSIC WHEN I WAS LIKE 13 AND BECAME A FAN OF IT. AND THEN YEARS LATER, AFTER I HAD MUSIC OUT AND STUFF, I REALIZED THAT, I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER HOW IT STARTED, BUT I HEARD THIS SONG “GATEKEEPER” THAT SHE HAS, AND IT BLEW MY MIND. AND I REMEMBER — >>Jimmy: DID YOU REACH OUT TO HER?>>I JUST POSTED THE SONG ON MY ACTUAL ACCOUNT AND WAS LIKE, THIS IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE THING I’VE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE. WE GOT TOGETHER AND GOT ALONG REALLY WELL. WE WENT OUT A COUPLE TIMES, WROTE A SONG TOGETHER, WROTE ANOTHER SONG, YEAH, WE’RE JUST FRIENDS. SHE’S LIKE ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED. SHE’S PROBABLY THE BEST WRITER I’VE EVER MET BESIDES MY BROTHER.>>Jimmy: IF YOU’D LIKE, YOU CAN INTRODUCE HER AT THE END OF THE SHOW. YOU CAN STICK AROUND. IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. WE’RE GOING TO SEE YOU ON TV, AND ON TOUR. BILLIE EILISH, EVERYBODY.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. If one can not recognize the artists mentioned, one needs an education. No excuse for someone in the entertainment industry, regardless of age, to be this ignorant with the amount of information available at their finger tips. She may be young but she ain't done anything that ain't done before.

  2. Obviously very talented but theres something off putting about her- like a not so nice, kinda brattish person. Maybe shes not, but it appears so.

  3. she still lives with her parents and in the house she even grew up in, that's crazy. She has so much money and it's great she doesn't just spend it all on things she doesn't need.

  4. shes already 18 now like 2 days after this aired and when she came out 3 years ago she was 15. shes not lying about her age lol, anyone who followed her from the beginning knows that

  5. This just in. Girl pop stars are airheads with the IQ of sand. She grew up with access to all the world's information literally in her pocket and doesn't know anything about music. Her chosen profession. And always remember that Millennials are just Boomer 2.0.

  6. I respect what she does and the work that she puts in, but there's something about her that gets me the wrong way… I can't seem to bring myself to like her.

  7. Wolf Van Halen:-
    If you haven't heard of billie eilish,go check her out..she's cool..if you haven't heard of van Halen,go check them out..they're cool too..
    Music is supposed to bring us together,not divided us..listen to what you want.and don't shame others for not knowing what you like..

  8. Kinda sad that any "professional" musician never studied the greats that came before her. Probably why her brother writes everything.

  9. This girl is not a great singer nor rapper …its kids like this girl that keep the youth sick and depressed and lazy and thinking it's cool to be depressed .

  10. It's almost like Jimmy got flustered when she got that clap asking who was born before '84 and had to try and "put her in her place"

  11. I instantly hated her when I read a news headline that she didn't know Run DMC or Van Halen but after watching this she actually seems pretty cool for her age. Still though, if you're a real musician you gotta be aware of what other great musicians have brought to the table. It's like being a basketball player and not being familiar with Michael Jordan's legendary playing style.. Inexcusable.

  12. The generation is different, van halen are the top of music when 1980s.

    But now, we are live in 2019 & she born when 2001.

  13. Damn, teen girls these days are dumber than ever! And that's just going on the comments here, let alone the moron in the video.

  14. 'You're seventeen years old, aaaannnnnnd er…so….yeah…you're young annnd er how do you…er sort of……deal with….being so young…' etc. etc. wth. xD

  15. One subversive Jew interviewing another subversive Jew. A couple years from now people will be, like, "Billie who?"
    And then ((they'll)) send another subversive Jew to take her dastardly place.

  16. It's disappointing to see so many grown men obsessed with belittling the brilliance of a young woman with bullshit, ageist trivia. This garbage only makes Jimmy look stupid.

  17. She doesn’t look like Scar Jo….. more like Lindsay Lohan with Downs Syndrome …….. it doesn’t help that she makes idiotic faces for effect…… using her tongue…..etc…… it’s all a gimmick ….. it’s all been done before…… dressing up wearing clothes without a cohesive match…….NOT Singing…..whispering soft confessionals ( stream-of-consciousness like )…… and riffing on Mental Health issues…..anyone that goes to all this trouble….. without any of it being about the music….is more style than substance people……. a tamer version of her that could sing and had a good voice existed a few years ago….. Lorde…. remember her…… what happened to her ??????? Her lack of appeal had more to do with the fact that she was a low-rent version of Bjork ( minus the talent )……horrific to watch as she contorted and looked as if she was experiencing a Grand Mal Seizure……Eilish won’t be around long….. let’s check back in 5 years and see……. please…… Don’t hold your breath

  18. Jimmy Kimmel is one of the most obnoxious, passive aggressive petty SMALL men I’ve ever watched. What was the point of asking her if she knew things from ‘84, when HE WAS 17??! “Oh if you asked me about stuff from 1943 I wouldn’t know then either”….. then why ask her????! Watching a grown man, a successful grown man with a huge platform and influence, trying passive aggressively to humiliate a talented HUMBLE artist only because she’s young …….. Very low. SUPER low. Billie is SO wise for her age and treating her like a spoiled teenager is so freaking unprofessional. Such a pathetic little man is Jimmy ……

  19. I find it very annoying when people try playing it like they’re super cool and doesn’t care about anything “oh I don’t even know who is playing at that important event that im going” “yeah i got nominated for awards thats okay i guess”

  20. I'm 40.
    I love Van Halen but even people from my generation aren't too familiar with them. Thrash Metal, Grunge and Alternative were what Rock fans were listening to when I was growing up.
    Billie Eilish is great.

  21. Cant help but feel sorry for her, her sheltered life and lack of experience shows. Looks like someone didn't get enough hugs growing up.

  22. Yes, Billie, take it allllll innnnn. I woke up one day and I turned 30 and my knee started hurting. Then my shoulder. And then the pain just never went away, LOL. Appreciate everything and take in all your youth can handle. =)

  23. I’m 20 now and knew both Van Halen & DMC before I was 17. I’ll let you get away with not knowing who Van is because it’s not your genre but not knowing DMC, you should know them because they did influence the genre of your music.

  24. Jimmy Kimmel is so annoying. She’s 17, did you know all media that your parents knew when they were 17? Don’t shame people for having different interests. I’m tired of talk show hosts being so shocked like….. you’re young??!!!😱 it’s not original and not funny

  25. Billie Eillish is a good person and everything but I'm sorry I just cannot get into that "indie" style music where they sing like they have an accent from a fake country 💀

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