Billie Eilish chose to take advantage of the opportunity to exclaim Jimmy Kimmel for their controversial earlier interview, which sparked outrage on social media.
On Wednesday,13th October, the 19-year-old singing sensation paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Jimmy said that he had a copy of her 2014 bucket list. The 53-year-old anchor stated that Billie was 14 at the time, which she later clarified that she was actually 12.
She Was Not Even Born Then!
“Think about that, Jimmy,” she said, seeming to delight in the moment. “How old were you in 2014?”
This was a logical transition for her to bring up their contentious 2019 interview, in which Jimmy grilled Billie on a list of pop culture references that were prevalent when he was her age in 1984, many of which looked to be new to her. Among them were Van Halen, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Run-DMC .
“Wait, really quick,” Billie said with a big smirk during the new interview. “Do you remember last time I was here?” When Jimmy confirmed that he did, she continued, “And you made me look a little stupid.”
This led Jimmy to clarify, “Well, yeah, accidentally. I didn’t do it on purpose.” Billie added, “I thought it was funny because I was playing along, and everybody thought I was actually serious and didn’t know anything.”
Jimmy then chimed in with, “As I recall, you weren’t familiar with Van Halen, and I was like, ‘What!'” She replied, “Yes, there was a lot things you asked, and I was like, ‘I don’t know.'”
He pointed out that “everyone jumped down your throat, like, ‘Oh, you should know who Van Halen is.'” But the “Bad Guy” vocalist shared, “It was funny—I didn’t really care.”
Much Like GenZ Vs Millennials Except No Millennials
Billie then declared that she would attempt to startle Jimmy by asking about popular Gen Z allusions, and Jimmy seemed to welcome the thrill. They continued because she didn’t seem to be able to come up with anything on the scene.
Jimmy asked the then-17-year-old celebrity if she was familiar with Van Halen in November 2019, to which she replied, “Who?” “I’m going to start crying,” Jimmy joked as a result of this.
The following month, while presenting an award at Variety’s Hitmakers gala, she seemed to allude to the interview, but she did not even address Jimmy by name. “Thank you for not making me look stupid, like everybody else wants to do on TV,” At the time, Billie said to the event’s employees from the podium.
There Was A Lot Of Talk And Some…Hitting
During tonight’s performance, she seemed to have the final laugh. Jimmy willingly let her strike him in the chest because punching someone was on her 2014 bucket list.
The global icon also talked about her James Bond song “No Time to Die,” her self-titled photo book, meeting the British royal family, William Shatner’s Blue Origin space mission, and more throughout the conversation. She also accomplished some of her goals, such as cutting someone’s hair.
Billie’s second album, Happier Than Ever, was released in July. On the Billboard 200, the album premiered at No. 1.
Eilish sang “Happier Than Ever” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon shortly after the album’s release.