Billie Eilish gets playful in behind-the-scenes “bad guy” video
When the 17-year-old star dropped her album, along came the villainous original video for the chart-topping song.
She starts the weirdly iconic video by busting through a yellow wall and handing your Invisalign to a random dude.
The second track on Eilish’s debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is a bass-heavy, taunting track that we can’t get out of our heads.
You can check out the original video for “bad guy” below.
Now, in a new vertical video, we get some behind-the-scenes insight on the filming of the original. It shows a lighter side of the artist whose videos usually have huge themes and artistic vision behind them. Check out the new video for “bad guy” below.
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The 17-year-old artist has previously paid tribute to the rapper that was shot and killed at age 20.
XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had a history of domestic abuse charges, including the aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and false imprisonment.
Eilish, who has talked about her love of the rapper, has dedicated a song to him live. She’s also posted multiple tributes to him online and has defended her right to mourn him. She has received criticism for doing so.
“I want to be able to mourn, I don’t want to be shamed for it,” she told the New York Times earlier this year. She added that she doesn’t think she deserves “getting hate for loving someone that passed.”
Now in a new interview with XXL, she opened up about him again and talked a bit about why he’s remained so popular.
“It’s kind of unfair when something gets more popular after someone passes,” she said. “In the midst of it, at the beginning, when I found him on SoundCloud, I had no idea who he was or anything about his backstory at all. I barely knew what he looked like (and) I just messed with what he was creating because it wasn’t something I had heard before.
“It was a mix between, you know, all types of shit. And that was without me having any knowledge of anything in his life: who he was, who he knew, anything at all.”
She added that she believes his popularity has remained because he was a “tortured genius”.
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