Billie Eilish channeled Britney Spears as she performed at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in L.A. on Friday, and now she’s fangirling over the pop star with “Extra.”
We caught up with the 17-year-old at Variety’s 2019 Hitmakers Brunch, where she was honored with the Hitmakers Award.
As for her Jingle Ball look, she insisted, “It’s Britney, obviously,” going on to say, “It was repurposed, so it was a bunch of old clothes that we made. The brand that we worked with made it into a new outfit. I have a whole thing about that now, — just to save resources and save energy and be better for the world — to repurpose stuff and re-wear stuff.”
Eilish said, “I hope she sees it. I didn’t do it for her to see it. I just did it because I love her and I’m always trying to rep her. Oh, God, Britney is such an icon. I love her so much.”
Billie, who turns 18 next week, admitted, “I forget I am 17 sometimes. I am genuinely terrified to turn 18. Even though I looked forward to turning 18 my whole life, I just think people are going to be like, ‘And here is all the hate we feel.’”
Smiling, she added, “It’s okay, though — I’m excited to turn 18.”