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    Billie Eilish Explained Why She Doesn't Like To Refer To Her Listeners As "Fans" And It Makes A Lot Of Sense

    "They always have my back."

    You know Billie Eilish.

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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Billie Eilish attends 2021 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

    During a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Drew noted that Billie mentioned in this year's documentary Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry that she doesn't like the word "fans" to refer to her listeners.

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    “You said something that really struck me in the documentary," Drew said. "You really have this issue with the word 'fans,' and I was wondering where that stems from?”

    “I think that the reason that it was so weird to me," she replied, "was because one moment I was a fan, and then suddenly I was looked at as this like higher up suddenly, even when I was 14, and it was so weird because I was like, I am not even anyone."

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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Billie Eilish arrives to the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

    "I just make music, and these kids that I feel like I already know suddenly [are] like, ‘Oh, they are Billie’s fans, and then there is Billie.’"

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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Billie Eilish attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)

    "So that’s why it was so weird to me because I think of them like literally my skin, like part of me, and like how I get through stuff. They always have my back."

    Eilish sticks out her tongue while flashing the peace sign
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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Billie Eilish attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

    "They are fans just as much as I am a fan," she concluded, "but that doesn’t make them any less than me or anybody else, you know?"

    Eilish poses for a photo on the red carpet while crossing her hands
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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 30: Billie Eilish attends "Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles" Worldwide Premiere at The Grove on August 30, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

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