The latest episode of Apple Music series "Me & Dad Radio," hosted by Patrick and Billie Eilish, reveals Billie's past with a Justin Bieber track. The story was told by Billie's mom and program guest, Maggie Baird.
Maggie appeared on the father-daughter show, telling stories from the Grammy Award-winning artist's childhood. The family talked about British singer-songwriter Rob Dickinson, American jazz artist Melody Gardot, and lastly, Canadian pop icon Justin Bieber.
(Photo : Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: Billie Eilish performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The "Life Inside Out" actress then told the story of her daughter, a certified Belieber, waiting for Justin's then-upcoming single, 2012's "As Long As You Love Me."
Maggie Baird remembers
Billie Eilish "talking about it, and being excited it was coming out, and just crying and crying." Baird added: "Everyone knows the whole Billie, Justin Bieber thing but this song was a big part of it."
Billie then added to her mom's story, "I would watch the music video for this song and just sob." Her mom then continued her story, jokingly telling: "we did consider taking you to therapy because you were in so much pain over
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The trio of
Patrick O'Connel, Maggie Baird, and Billie Eilish then touched a challenging period. They talked about Eilish's struggles with her mental health. A part of her struggles can still be seen in her single "Listen Before I Go," from her award-winning debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
Billie explains, "With 'Listen Before I Go,' I was worried that people would hear it and kind of be triggered by it and be offended." She then added: "but all I've seen is fans talking about how much it's made them feel comforted."
"And hearing someone going through the same thing you're going through doesn't make you feel worse about yourself, it makes you feel a little better," the "Listen Before I Go" singer said.
She added that there was a period in her life where she "cried every single day," adding that she was, "like, 13, 14, 15." The 18-year-old artist expressed pride in having to "barely cry anymore," citing it as one of the things she has overcome. She did clarify that it is not wrong to cry. "But it's a good thing I feel happier in my life and I don't want to cry anymore," Eilish explained.
Aside from her own mental health issues in the past, the first woman to ever won all major Grammy Awards also had to contend against body shamers. Last May, she created and starred in a short film titled "
Not My Responsibility." It was posted on both her Instagram and YouTube channels. As of this writing, the YouTube video now has more than 24 million views.
In the short film, Eilish addresses the people who criticize her body and her fashion choices. It featured the young artist slowly removing her clothes as she delivers a powerful monologue.
"Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me... not my responsibility," Eilish said in the video.
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