Overnight, the hashtag #BillieEilishIsOverParty began trending on Twitter because of a video showing the 17-year-old singer’s unimpressed response to Lady Gaga’s outfit choice.
In an interview about Grammys fashion with Variety, Eilish – a vegan – referenced Gaga's meat dress. Her one-word response was an elongated “Yikes.”
Gaga fans assumed this was Eilish throwing shade at the A Star is Born actor, and criticised her for not acknowledging the singer’s influence on her career.
“The one time they semi-acknowledge Gaga, but not really...... yikes to that,” one person tweeted.
But, Eilish fans were quick to jump to the singer’s defence, calling out Gaga fans for “trying to cancel a 17-year-old girl for saying she doesn’t like a dress”.
“Y’all trynna cancel a 17-year-old over an opinion, yikes that’s embarrassing [sic],” another fan wrote.
The son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen went on to defend Eilish after she was mocked for her admission.
In a recent interview, the singer also revealed that Drake, 33, has her number and texts her. Her fans berated the rapper for texting a teenager.
the one time they semi-acknowlegde gaga but not really ...... yikes to that— 𝐥𝐞𝐱🎄 (@dancinillusion)December 5, 2019
Dude I’ve been a Gaga fan since the beginning. & even I’m not mad at Billie Eilish.
Y'all are just sad for trying to cancel a 17 year old VEGAN for her own opinions/beliefs.
Like you think Gaga was bothered by all the opinions back then, let alone now?#BillieEilishisoverparty pic.twitter.com/dWXOn7aPa3— Cheyenne 🥑 (@really_cheyenne)December 6, 2019
billie eilish is a 17 year old who stays unproblematic,, all she said was yikes towards a meat dress since she is a vegan and eco-friendly person. y’all just tryna cancel every successful person you don’t like #BillieEilishisoverparty pic.twitter.com/UKxpiiYEFx— kαє • xanny mv out now (@bilsilomilos)December 6, 2019
Eilish has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. The ceremony takes place in LA on 27 January.