While talking to Variety about moments that defined pop culture at awards shows, Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, briefly discussed the Franc Fernandez “Meat Dress” that Gaga wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010.
“I grew up watching the GRAMMYs, we all did. I used to judge all the girls’ dresses. That’s all I did, I barely paid attention to the music,” Eilish said, to which O’Connell then asked, “Was the meat dress a GRAMMYs event?”
“Eh, Yiiiiikes,” Eilish, a known vegan, responded. Watch around the 3:15 mark:
Some of Gaga’s fans who watched the video took the reaction as a diss, creating a #BillieEilishIsOverParty on Twitter that quickly started trending.
Meanwhile, Eilish’s fans came to her defense, writing things like, “Y’all really expect Billie (a vegan) to say anything other than yikes at the meat dress? Wild.”
Others, who are fans of both Eilish and Gaga, expressed their opinions on the situation, with many arguing that Twitter users had taken it too far.
Eilish addressed the drama online at the 2019 Variety Hitmakers Brunch on Saturday.
“I didn’t even know about it,” Eilish told Variety. “I don’t even care. Why would I care? I don’t know. People try to frame me for being shady and I’m not even, so I don’t care. I’m just being honest, I’m not gonna lie!”
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