“Do you really wanna go back in time?” The question was just asked by Billie Eilish, who put it to her tens of millions of followers on social media along with a saucy snap of the 18-year-old star.
In the photo shared to Instagram the evening of Oct. 13, Eilish is looking off camera with her mouth agape and drenched in a red light. The young superstar didn’t elaborate, but it appears she may have been taking a shot at body-shamers after being snapped out and about in L.A. in a tank top and shorts.
She followed the Instagram photo with a reshare in Stories a TikTok by Chizi Duru, writing over it, “Can we normalize real bodies??” In the video, Duru says, “Ya’ll gotta start normalizing real bodies, OK? Not everyone has a wagon behind them, OK? Guts are normal — they’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real!”
The “Bad Guy” singer, who usually stays well covered up in her signature oversized clothes, has found much success since the release of her debut studio album, 2019’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? It hit the pinnacle of sales charts around the globe, and scooped five Grammys earlier this year, including a rare sweep of the Big Four categories: album, record and song of the year plus best new artist.
Along the way, she smashed records left and right. Among them, she became the youngest album of the year winner in Grammy history (at 18), and the youngest singer of a Bond theme, “No Time to Die” (also 18).
Unlike most of us, Eilish has been productive during the pandemic.
During a recent interview for The Tonight Show, Eilish and her brother and collaborator Finneas revealed they’ve been in the zone.
“We’ve made a lot of music,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “I don’t think we would have made it otherwise, if we hadn’t got this time. So as much as it’s been terrible to have this going on in the world, I think it has birthed some things. We have been really lucky with it.”
The music video for “No Time to Die” is due out Nov. 20. See Eilish’s Instagram post below.