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Billie Eilish Responds After Kanye West Accused Her Of Making Dig At Astroworld Tragedy

Gregory Robinson

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Billie Eilish Responds After Kanye West Accused Her Of Making Dig At Astroworld Tragedy

Featured Image Credit: Billie Eilish/Instagram

Billie Eilish has responded after Kanye West called her out for comments she made at a concert which were perceived as being a dig towards Travis Scott after the Astroworld tragedy.

The 20-year-old pop star made comments at her concert on Saturday after spotting a fan in the audience experiencing breathing problems.

Billie Eilish responded to Kanye West on Instagram (Credit: PA)
Billie Eilish responded to Kanye West on Instagram (Credit: PA)

The 'Happier Than Ever' singer stopped the show, which took place in Atlanta, to ensure her crew were able to help the fan with an inhaler.

“I wait for people to be OK before I keep going," she said to the crowd at the State Farm Arena after the fan received help. West took this comment as a dig towards fellow rapper and collaborator Scott, who is facing 275 lawsuits after 10 people died at the festival and over 300 people were injured during a crowd surge.

Kanye said he would not perform unless Billie apologises (Credit: Instagram)
Kanye said he would not perform unless Billie apologises (Credit: Instagram)

Scott, 30, denied that he knew fans were being crushed as he carried on with his performance.

Billie Eilish has responded to Kanye West (Credit: Instagram)
Billie Eilish has responded to Kanye West (Credit: Instagram)

Eilish responded to Kanye's post in the comments, writing: "literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan".

In a December 2021 interview with internet personality Charlamagne Tha God, Scott said he did not know people had died at his concert until after the show was over.

“It wasn't really until minutes before the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened," he said. "Even after the show, you're just kind of hearing things, but I didn't know the exact details until minutes before the press conference."

Travis Scott denied he knew people were dying at his Astroworld concert (Credit: Alamy)
Travis Scott denied he knew people were dying at his Astroworld concert (Credit: Alamy)

There were 50,000 fans in attendance and things turned deadly when the crowd started surging towards the stage. The youngest victim was Ezra Blount, 9. The others fatalities ranged in age from 14 to 27.

Scott added: “I stopped like a couple of times just to make sure everybody was OK. “I just really go off the fans energy as a collective, you know? Call and response. I just didn't, I just didn't hear that.”

Topics: Music, Celebrity

Gregory Robinson
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