Billie Eilish spotted mouthing to fans 'please don't be me' at the Grammys
Teen singing sensation Billie Eilish made history at the 62nd Grammys when she becomes the first woman to win the award for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year, thanks to the critical and commercial success of her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep.'
During her acceptance speech, Eilish seemed elated by the win, stating to the audience: "I joke around a lot at these things, but I genuinely want to say I'm so grateful."
However, some fans are wondering if Eilish is really enjoying her phenomenal success that much after a video has emerged on social media which seems to show her mouthing something incongruous to her cheering fans.
The video was first shared on Twitter by a user going by the handle @joeynolfi, which apparently shows Eilish mouthing: "Please don't be me." The original poster captioned the clip: "'Please don’t be me. Please.' Billie Eilish being genuinely disgusted by her own success is one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen at a major awards show. #Grammys. [sic]"
Check out this video of one of her live performances:
However, a number of fans on Twitter thought that this bizarre statement might not be a joke, and speculated that Billie might be concerned about backlash from the fans of other artists who didn't win an award this year.
For instance, one Twitter user stated: "She knows how fame and people work. once you reach a peak like this, your entire life becomes people trying to prevent continued success. eventually, they crave mass failure. people who supported her music are already tearing her apart as if winning is her decision. [sic]"
Indeed, Eilish seemed extremely humble throughout the show, even to the point of imposter syndrome, at one point saying: "I feel like I'm not supposed to be here. I feel like they accidentally let in a fan."