What Did Billie Eilish Say About Travis Scott? Kanye West's Outrage Explained

A war of words has erupted between Kanye West and Billie Eilish after the rapper took umbrage at the singer for a comment she made after pausing a show to help a distressed fan in the crowd.

Now the "Golddigger" hitmaker has said he won't perform at Coachella unless Eilish apologizes to his friend Travis Scott.

Eilish stopped a show in the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on February 6 to help the distressed concertgoer locate an inhaler before resuming her performance.

"We're taking care of our people," she said in a clip captured by another fan. "I wait for people to be OK, until I keep going."

West has taken Eilish's comment as an attack against fellow rapper Travis Scott, who came under fire for not pausing his set at his Astroworld festival in November 2021.

Ten people died in a deadly crush at the festival and about 300 were treated for injuries at the scene, with 25 hospitalized.

The event organizers and Scott himself are facing hundreds of lawsuits. At the time, videos of performers Eilish, Adele and Harry Styles stopping their shows to help fans went viral, prompting a discussion about the responsibility of artists in such situations.

Despite Eilish not mentioning Scott, West unleashed a rant at the singer on Instagram on Thursday, insisting that she owed the Astroworld rapper an apology.

"Come on Billie we love you. Please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives. No one intended this to happen," the "Donda" rapper wrote.

"Trav didn't have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened, and yes Trav will be with me at Coachella, but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform."

Eilish responded a few hours later to say: "Literally never said a thing about Travis. Was just helping a fan."

Following the tragedy, Scott released a statement saying he was "devastated."

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival," Scott wrote on Twitter. "Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life."

West has since posted a screenshot of a fan's comment insinuating that his message to Eilish proves he's "off the meds."

"The world is racist, sexist, homophobic, and crazy phobic at our core," he wrote. "Its cheap and dismissive to say I'm off my meds anytime I speak up. Phobia in this sense doesn't mean being afraid of, it means not giving power to."

He added, "Lets be more conscious and not write each other off so easily."

Kanye West, Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish (L) and Kanye West (R). The rapper has said he won’t perform at Coachella unless Eilish apologizes to his friend Travis Scott. Getty Images