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Billie Eilish Said The Record-Breaking Reaction To Her Vogue Cover Makes Her "Never Want To Post Again"

"Now that more people care, it's scary to me."

Posted on May 11, 2021, at 6:56 a.m. ET

It's safe to say Billie Eilish caused some conversation last week when she appeared on the cover of British Vogue sporting a drastically different look than we're used to seeing.

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The cover shoot, which coincided with the release of Billie's new single "Your Power," shows the 19-year-old rocking her new blonde hair and a corset reminiscent of pinup styles.

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In the accompanying interview, Billie revealed the look of the photoshoot was actually her idea, because she wanted to try something new.

"I've literally never done anything in this realm at all," she told British Vogue. "Y'know, besides when I'm alone and shit."

She went on to explain that she chose to wear a corset because she's insecure about her stomach, preempting any backlash she may receive for the decision by saying body positivity is "all about what makes you feel good."

"If you want to get surgery, go get surgery," Billie said. "If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, fuck it — if you feel like you look good, you look good."

"I love these pictures and I loved doing this shoot," the singer wrote in an Instagram post unveiling the photos. "Do whatever you want whenever you want. Fuck everything else."

Of course, the photos caused a storm online — Billie's post of the cover became the fastest Instagram photo to reach 1 million likes, doing so in under six minutes.

Another of the photos is currently the fourth-most-liked Instagram post of all time, sitting at 21.5 million likes.

Well, during an appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show on Monday, Billie shared her feelings about the reaction to her Vogue shoot, calling it "amazing" but "scary."

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"I think it more just makes me never want to post again," Billie admitted. "I feel like I wanted to post more when less people cared, and now that more people care, it's scary to me."

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"I mean, it's amazing," Billie added.

"It was so weird, the day that all those pictures came out," she went on. "Because I'd post one and then I'd see, 'Billie Eilish has broken the record for the fastest picture ever liked!' And then I would post another one, and it would say, 'Billie Eilish just broke the other record she just broke with the new fastest picture ever liked!'"

"It's been crazy," she said. "It's been a very weird, surreal week."

Elsewhere in the interview, Billie teased a little bit about her upcoming album, Happier Than Ever, calling it her "favorite thing [she's] ever created."

"I'm just so proud of it," Billie said. "I feel so cocky about it, I've got to tell you."

Speaking about the single, "Your Power," Billie said: "I would say [it's] my favorite song that I've ever written. That doesn't mean I don't like any other songs as much... I mean, I really feel very cocky about it. I'm sorry."

"I think there's just times in life where you should be allowed to feel cocky about something," she went on. "I just am very proud of myself with this song, and I feel like I can never top it."

Watch Billie Eilish's Late Show interview in full here:

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