Billie Eilish calls XXXTentacion "a complete tortured genius":— XXL Magazine (@XXL) August 14, 2019
"I think it’s kind of unfair when something gets more popular after someone passes."https://t.co/3RmV5EJLQh
Billie Eilish opened up about her adoration for deceased abusive rapper XXXTentacion, calling him a "tortured genius".
The 17-year-old pop star tells XXL Magazine it's "unfair" he didn't get credit for his work until his death, "I think it’s kind of unfair when something gets more popular after someone passes. When I found him on SoundCloud, I had no idea who he was or anything about his backstory. I just messed with what he was creating because it wasn’t something I had heard before."
She continues, "I think that’s when you know that [the music is] real to you because you don’t know anything about [the artist]. You know, if you just vibe with a person without seeing their Instagram or knowing who they are or whatever, that’s like the most raw I think you can get. He was a complete tortured genius."