Billie Eilish, 21, explained what made her delete the social media apps off her phone. Billie has over 100 million followers on Instagram. In a podcast episode of Conan O’Brien, she said that she doesn’t look into social media at all anymore. “I’ve deleted it all off my phone, which is such a huge deal for me,” Billie said. “Cause dude, you didn’t have the internet to grow up with.”
She was accompanied by her elder brother and music collaborator Finneas. Billie spoke about her relationship with the internet when she growing, “For me, it was a big part of – not my childhood, I wasn’t an iPad baby, thank god. But honestly, I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet that it wasn’t so internet-y, that I didn’t have a childhood,” Billie said. “I had such a childhood, and I was doing stuff all the time. And it was like computers and games on computers, but barely.”
Finneas, 25, said that when the siblings were young, they “were outside” often. Billie continued saying that “We were doing stuff. And then when I became a pre-teen, there were iPhones, and I got a little older, there was all of what has become. But then being a pre-teen and a teenager on the internet, those were my people, I was one of them. I was one of those people on the internet. And then within myself feel like nothing changed, but suddenly I’m doing what I’ve always done, in looking at the internet because I’m an internet kid.”
It was when Billie became famous she said she started seeing stuff about herself on the internet that she didn’t like and feels better being out of it.