Billie Eilish Opens Up About Most 'Frustrating' Thing About Being Famous

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Being famous may be a dream for many people, but in reality, it could cause even more problems that those not in the spotlight take for granted. Billie Eilish is opening up about about her own frustrations with fame and how it has impacted how she lives her life.

The 22-year-old Hit Me Hard and Soft musician recently spoke with Lana Del Rey for Interview magazine about some of the difficulties she has experienced since skyrocketing to fame at a young age, including what she called the most "frustrating" part of being famous, per People.

"It's so weird to grow up and change in front of the world," she said. "The craziest part is discovering things about myself and then suddenly, everyone else knows, and I don't even have a second to think about how it makes me feel."

Not being able to work through personal discoveries and revelations without the input of the entire world is "very frustrating," she said, adding that she has felt like she is "not allowed to grow and change [...] because everything is written in stone." Del Rey agreed that it's "hard" and shared how she uses public critiques to her own advantage.

"The one good part I can tell you is that some of the things I heard said about me, I was able to use to my advantage later. Some of that information was useful, but the majority was not," the "Video Games" singer said, adding, "I almost feel like I grew up in front of the world too, because it doesn't matter when you get famous, you're going to grow up all over again. It's a rebirth of sorts."

Eilish added that her desire to defend herself amid rumors or remarks taken out of context has been "extremely damaging" to for her personally.

"The thing that's been frustrating and gives me a lot of anxiety is the feeling of needing to explain myself all the time. There's so many difficult parts about fame, but one of the most frustrating things is that you can't defend or explain yourself," the two-time Grammy Award winner said, adding, "I'm like, 'Dude, imagine everyone in the world heard a rumor about you and it's either not true or it's explained out of context.' And my want and need to explain myself, I have found to be extremely damaging to my life and my sense of self."


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